Function Edit

A downer or "depressant" is a type of drug which decreases brain activity and relaxes the Central Nervous System in order to achieve a calming or drunk effect.

It is the opposite of a downer.

They can be lethal if combined with any kind of alcohol, even at a low dosage.

Common Effects Edit

  • Decreased Motor Skills
  • Memory Loss
  • Sedation and feeling lethargic (tired)
  • Falling asleep
  • Feeling "stoned"
  • Decreased heart rate
  • Relaxed Muscles

Medicinal Value Edit

Downers are often prescribed for:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia (inability to sleep)
  • Pain
  • Spasm/Seizures

Examples of Downers Edit

  • Diazepam/Alprazolam  (Valium, Xanax)
  • Marijuana (THC)
  • Ketamine
  • Opiates
  • Morphine (opium, heroin)
  • Codeine (cough syrup)