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Depressants are substances which slow down the normal function of the central nervous system. These drugs include barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and alcohol. Marijuana and some inhalants are also depressants.Flunitrazepam, commercially known as Rohypnol, is a sedative associated with sexual assaults. This drug is not sold in the US, but may be brought in from other countries. Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) is illegal in the US due to its sedative properties and frequent abuse in sexual assaults.
Short terms: it can cause urinary retention, and temporary memory loss.
Long terms: depressants can result in addiction, impaired sexual function, chronic sleep problems, respiratory .
By Carolyn Fanas.