The Truth About Barbiturates

For about fifty years, barbiturates seemed almost like wonder drugs. Doctors
thought that they were safe and effective and prescribed them for many health
conditions. Overtime, scientists created about 2,500 types of barbiturates from
Baeyer's ...

The Truth About Barbiturates

Author: Judy Monroe Peterson

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1477718966

Page: 64

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Abuse of barbiturates and other prescription drugs is a serious problem in the United States, and it is the fastest growing drug abuse trend among American teens. In this candid volume, young adults get the truth about abusing these drugs and how addiction can result in permanent mental and physical harm, or even deadly reactions. This matter-of-fact narrative describes the effects on abusers, family members, friends, and society. It also explains the dangerous rise in illegal online pharmacies, drug interactions and effects, overdose and withdrawal, how to identify a drug user, treatment options, support groups, recovery, and drug prevention.

Barbiturate Abuse in the United States 1973

As the many Subcommittee witnesses, particularly the former barbiturate * made
abundantly clear, nothing could be further from the truth. Barbiturate abuse is not
restricted to the street culture of multiple drug abusers. It reaches into every area
 ...

Barbiturate Abuse in the United States  1973

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare. Subcommittee on Health

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Page: 590

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Hearings Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

This unfortunate distinction has served to perpetuate the belief that “ soft ” drugs ,
such as barbiturates , involve little risk ... witnesses , particularly the former
barbiturate abusers , made abundantly clear , nothing could be further from the
truth .

Hearings  Reports and Prints of the Senate Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Labor and Public Welfare

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Basic Facts of Pharmacology

To make a long and pathetic story short , the truth of the matter is that barbiturates
are not habituating , but addicting . Withdrawal symptoms include an inordinate
craving for the drug , tremors , excitement , and sometimes convulsions . Sudden
 ...

Basic Facts of Pharmacology

Author: Stewart Marshall Brooks

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Page: 354

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Pharmacology and Patient Care

The long - acting barbiturates often can prevent epileptic seizures . In psychiatry ,
barbiturates are used to help elicit buried information , as an aid in treatment .
One of the barbiturates , amobarbital ( Amytal ) , is often called “ truth serum .

Pharmacology and Patient Care

Author: Solomon Garb

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Page: 344

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Acute Barbiturate Poisoning

23 . the post - mortem findings in acute barbiturate poisoning and their
interpretation F . E . Camps There is a striking lack of ... Forensic pathologists
without clinical training tend to accept the obvious and , in cases of poisoning
where the truth ...

Acute Barbiturate Poisoning

Author: Henry Matthew

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Page: 381

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Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Non Medical Use of Drugs

as that used in the so - called ' truth serum ' application in criminal investigations .
This latter effect is just a carefully monitored response to common barbiturates .
While this procedure frequently results in information which is less inhibited or ...

Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into the Non Medical Use of Drugs

Author: Canada. Commission of Inquiry into the Non-medical Use of Drugs

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Page: 1148

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Passport to Paradise

This is the basis of the “ Truth Drug " . The barbiturates with rapid onset and short
duration are the most popular among addicts . They are not taken to induce sleep
but for the feelings of comfort and well - being produced . It is with the ...

Passport to Paradise

Author: Bernard Finch

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Page: 191

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Drugs and Controlled Substances

... The truth about truth serum After the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in
the United States, federal investigators discussed the use of truth serum to obtain
information from jailed terrorism suspects. The serum is the barbiturate thiopental
, ...

Drugs and Controlled Substances

Author: Stacey Blachford

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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Page: 495

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Provides detailed information about the composition, history, effects, uses and abuses of common drugs, including illegal drugs and addictive substances, as well as commonly abused classes of prescription drugs.

Chemistry and Life

It does not , however , prevent one from withholding the truth or even from lying .
No true “ truth ” drug exists . The barbiturates were once used in small dosages
as sedatives . The dosage for sedation was generally a few milligrams . In larger
 ...

Chemistry and Life

Author: John William Hill

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Page: 773

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The Truth About Prescription Drugs

Describes the effects of prescription drugs and provides information about drug testing, dependence and withdrawal, and finding treatment.

The Truth About Prescription Drugs

Author: Jeremy Roberts

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448846420

Page: 64

View: 562

Describes the effects of prescription drugs and provides information about drug testing, dependence and withdrawal, and finding treatment.

Organic Molecules in Action

Murray Goodman, Frank Morehouse. It has been erroneously reported that
amytal is a truth serum . Rather this barbiturate has a broad sedating effect and a
large therapeutic index * which allow extreme sedation to take place . Some
patients ...

Organic Molecules in Action

Author: Murray Goodman

Publisher: Gordon & Breach Science Pub

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Page: 351

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Drug Dependence and Abuse Resource Book

The so - called “ truth serums , ” scopolamine and the barbiturates ( Sodium
Pentothal and Sodium Amytal ) present unique problems . Like the other
barbiturates they act as a central nervous system depressant , primarily on the
cerebral cortex ...

Drug Dependence and Abuse Resource Book

Author: Patrick F. Healy

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Page: 581

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Health Science

In low and moderate doses it appears that the barbiturates interfere with oxygen
consumption and the mechanisms by ... It also is what produces the " truth serum
" recovery of memories , the antisocial , moodmodification , and behavioral ...

Health Science

Author: Kenneth Lamar Jones

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Page: 724

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