WHAT ARE DEPRESSANTS?
DEPRESSANTS ARE DRUGS WHICH SLOW DOWN THE BODY'S CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (CNS). THEY SLOW DOWN OR INTERRUPT MESSAGES SENT TO BOTH TO AND FROM THE BRAIN.
WHAT DOES THIS ACTUALLY MEAN?
Depressants slow down both mind and body functions, like the ability to think, concentrate, and make decisions.
They numb the senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and feeling.
They slow down the heartbeat and breathing.
They can also make it difficult to do simple things like walk or talk.
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?
Depressants are addictive. That means people can become dependent on them.
They can also cause unconsciousness or death if an overdose is taken.
SO WHY DO PEOPLE USE THEM?
Some people use depressants to calm down or forget their problems when they are: nervous, sad, upset
Others like the temporary euphoria or extremely positive feelings these drugs can produce.
Depressants WON'T solve problems!
Depressants WON'T make problems go away!
Depressants WON'T make people feel good in the end.