Similar to benzodiazepines, barbiturates are a very powerful prescription medication. They are part of the sedative drug class, and are used to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizures.

The use of barbiturates above a prescription dose can lead to life-threatening side effects, and this has led to fewer doctors prescribing the drug as medication.

Because they are so addictive, even those taking barbiturates for medical purposes can be at risk for developing a dependency. However, when people abuse these drugs, it typically is with other meds or illegal drugs – not by itself. Because of that, for those who are prescribed, but do not struggle with addiction to other drugs, the risk is not as high.

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