What Is It?
How is it taken in?
Tranquilizers are ingested in pill or capsule form.
Effects on the Body:
lethargy, drowsiness, and dizziness. Decreased motivation, irritability, nausea, headaches, skin rashes, loss or increased appetite, and vivid or disturbing dreams
Long Term:“Tranquilizers can create psychological and physical dependence similar to that of barbiturates” and can eventually kill you.
How do tranquilizers work?
Signs and Symptoms:
Less anxious, and drowsy. Like a person using alcohol, speech may be slurred. They may be unable to focus or concentrate well and be dizzy at times
Slang and Street Names:
- red dolls
- yellow jackets
- sleeping pills
1 in 5 teenagers have indicated that they abuse tranquilizers