An information section in the style of a flyer for a concert in the city showing a young man with his arms crossed sitting in a corner alone, doing nothing. An explanation follows as to what tranquillisers are and what their effects and risks are.

Soporifics, sedatives, hypnotics, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, anxyolitics, sleeping pills

What they are?:
medicines that depress the central nervous system. They are used to treat anxiety, depression, panic disorders, epilepsy and sleep disorders, among others.

Effects:
they relax and induce sleep; sometimes, they can free users of their inhibitions, make them more excited and talkative, and even more aggressive.
High doses can cause nausea, confusion, lack of coordination, etc.
The most common side effects are: tiredness, slowness, nightmares and dizziness.

Risks:
they can produce tolerance and dependence so they must ONLY EVER be prescribed and monitored by a qualified doctor.
Mixing them with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants can be very dangerous.

Withdrawal symptoms: anxiety, insomnia, irritability, nausea, headaches, tremor and palpitations. In serious cases, you could have convulsions.


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