Barbiturate Use, Overdose, Addiction and Withdrawal

Barbiturates are a class of drugs known for their effects on the central nervous system, where they function primarily as depressants. These compounds, discovered in the late 19th century, quickly became prominent in the medical community for their efficacy in sedation, anxiety reduction, and seizure control. Acting on the gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) neurotransmitter system, barbiturates…