tranquillizer

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tranquillizer

, tranquilliser (US), tranquilizer
a drug that calms a person without affecting clarity of consciousness
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Peter Ritson is convinced that people who take tranquillisers long term have irrational thought patterns," says Pam, who has updated her book, Back To Life, about how to escape from these drugs.
But I was given the tranquillisers and they did work for me at the time and it wasn't until years later I started to suffer from the side effects of the drugs.
And tranquilliser use among medical card holders has TRIPLED since 1996.
The figures show that other parts of Teesside are also receiving more anti-depressants and tranquillisers than the national average.
In the first relaxation of British drugs laws for 30 years Home Secretary David Blunkett wants to move the drug from Class B to Class C, meaning possession will no longer be an arrestable offence and ranking its harmfulness alongside tranquillisers and anabolic steroids.
A post-mortem examination proved inconclusive but subsequent tests showed his body contained a fatal level of the tranquilliser and anti-depressant amitriptyline.
But the dangers posed by the misuse of painkillers or tranquillisers are just as real as those associated with illegal drugs.
Read Alternatives to Tranquillisers by John McKenna, published by Newleaf, price pounds 6.
After almost three weeks of examinations, with revision until well after midnight every night and up early next morning, she is taking tranquillisers, sleeping tablets and tablets to keep her awake.
Aims to help people who wish to withdraw from tranquillisers or sleeping pills.
The Council for Information on Tranquillisers and Antidepressants was founded in 1987 and is still going strong.