What is one major danger of barbiturates?
Not Medical Advice: Barbiturates are dangerous because of their physical and psychological dependency qualities. Tolerance to the drugs forces users to repeatedly increase dosage, which can become fatal. Barbiturate withdrawal can cause convulsions, anxiety, restlessness and in extreme cases, death. Those looking to detox should be admitted to an inpatient facility. Physical withdrawal symptoms subside in about 14 days under physician supervision.
Updated on Wednesday, February 01 2012 at 08:34AM EST