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TetrisTm t1_jef7soz wrote

they have been largely eradicated. being replaced by benzos and z-drugs, phenobarbital is not a recreational substance in my opinion, if you were handing secobarbital out like candy it would be something else entirely. rethink the “very much”.


Hammerpamf t1_jefrwmh wrote

It's given multiple times a day, every single day in the ED where I work.


[deleted] t1_jegirg7 wrote

The person you're talking to is obviously referring to large societal trends, not saying they literally ceased to exist.

Barbiturates are used at a much lower rate today compared to the past, partially because they've been replaced by benzos in many cases. You're being needlessly pedantic


werq34ac t1_jegsvjd wrote

Why is he suddenly talking about recreational drug use in a discussion about the usage of barbiturates for medical treatment?


NewPointOfView t1_jegbjix wrote

What are you talking about recreational substances, the other guy is clearly talking about treating alcohol withdrawal


Alternative-Cell8295 t1_jegiz3q wrote

Absolutely. I guess it depends on where you’re working but barbs are absolutely not “very much” used in my work