What is a Tranquilizer and Can You Get Addicted to Them?
A A tranquilizer is a category of prescription drugs that are central nervous system depressants. Tranquilizers are used to treat a range of things such as anxiety, tension, sleep disorders, stress reactions and panic attacks. A tranquilizer can be either a Barbiturate or a Benzodiazepine. They work by increasing the activity of a neurotransmitter in your brain called GABA, giving you a sense of clam. It is extremely easy to get addicted to a Tranquilizer. None of these types of drugs are meant for long term use. Addiction has a way of gradually consuming one’s life, reducing its quality as well as its length. Other health issues may arise from overuse, including memory problems, weakening of the liver, and chronic intoxication.
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