Discussion in 'Downers and sleeping pills' started by seth20, Jul 23, 2005.
a friend of mine just recently got a prescription of bucet.. is there any potenial with this drug.
bucet(Butalbital with Acetaminaphine) is a schedulle 3 barbiturate witch does have recreational potential. Because it containes acetaminaphine (tylenol) watch high doses because high amounts of tylenol hurt and damage the liver. It isnt perscribed like it used to be, but still can be. Butalbital, as i recall, is most perscribed for headaches.
During the seventies, the 'barb freak' was probably the most regular punter
at street drugs agencies like Lifeline. This was because they tended to be
those drug users who were least able to take care of themselves. Even the
most desperate bagheads look down upon barb freaks because of the mess that
they invariably get themselves into.
Barbiturates are a sedative drug. Normally prescribed to induce sleep,
their use is now almost completely discontinued for this purpose, though
milder variants such as phenobarbitone may still be used to manage
epilepsy. Nevertheless, Barbiturates occasionally turn up from time to
time, usually as
Sodium Amytal - most frequently as a bright blue capsule that contains
60 mg of the drug.
Seconal - 50 mg orange capsules, and finally
Tuinal - which are a cocktail of 50 mg of Amytal and 50 mg of Seconal
which, unsurprisingly perhaps, come in a capsule that is half Amytal blue,
half Seconal orange. Whoever was responsible for the design of these
capsules certainly had a flair for marketing substances to junkies and
The first thing to get clear about barbiturates is that these things are
dangerous. I don't mean 'Heroin screws you up' dangerous, I mean seriously
fucked-up style dangerous. Is that clear enough for you? During the
seventies, around ? people died every year as a result of barbiturate
poisoning. Many of those deaths were people who just took the drug to
The pattern usually went like this. Have a few scoops to help you get your
head down. Then, drop a couple of nembies and pour yourself another drink
while you wait for the drug to take effect. After a while, you don't
remember whether you took the caps or not, so you'd better take a couple
more to be on the safe side. They'd find your body in the morning. If you
hadn't choked on your own vomit, your breathing had slowed down
progressively until it stopped.
Like opiates, barbiturates are addictive, only more so. Taken to help you
sleep, after a few days, it becomes impossible to sleep without them. Like
the opiates, barbituates produce tolerance so that you need to keep upping
the dose to get the same effect, but the real hum-dinger is the withdrawal
syndrome. If withdrawal from opiates is cold turkey, then withdrawal from
barbiturates could be cold raven. Besides the craving, discomfort and
inability to sleep, barbiturate withdrawal also causes major epileptic
seizures. Nobody dies from opiate withdrawal, but it is a strong
possibility with barbiturates and you should only think about it under the
supervision of a doctor, preferably as a hospital in-patient.
The possibility of overdose is amplified greatly if barbs are injected into
a vein rather than taken orally. By and large, it is usually only those
people who have had their switches set to automatic self-destruct mode who
use barbiturates because the drug isn't at all pleasant or enjoyable. Barbs
lack the euphoric content of opiates and the social lubricant properties
associated with alcohol. They simply produce a dark, blank oblivion and as
such will always remain popular with those people who hate themselves or
their lives so much that their behaviour is governed by a compulsion to
obliterate all possibility of thought and self-examination. Do yourself a
favour. Just say no.
This was taken from McDermott's Guide to the Depressant Drugs
p.s. I dont know about Barbs being more addictive than opiates, this sounds like a bit of an over-statment.
thanks for info