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Sedative Sedative and depressant abuse or dependencies fall into several categories, the most common being barbiturate or benzodiazepine. The benzodiazepines are a class of prescription drugs known as tranquilizers. Valium, Clonopin, and Xanax are often the drugs of choice of many women entering the treatment environment at Women Drug Treatment Wellness Center. Many times women become dependent upon the drug for daily escape from life’s problems. Sedatives are often prescribed by physicians on an “as needed basis” these prescriptions present a dangerous path for the dependent woman to travel.

Read this important information on Women Drug Treatment’s treatment program for Sedative abuse...

Side effects of the sedative use or combining the drugs with alcohol or antihistamines pose very dangerous consequences including confusion and short term memory loss, and the possibility of fatal overdose.

Sedatives have also been used as date rape drugs. Sexual predators are rely on their victim to become confused with short term memory rendering the victim unable to recall the details of the assault therefore these crimes often go unreported.

If you are suffering from sedative addiction and or depressants like barbiturates and benzodiazepines, it is crucial you do not attempt to quit on your own.

Signs of Sedative use:

  • Very slow breathing
  • Lack of coordination
  • Temporary memory loss