Barbiturate Abuse (cont.)
Prognosis of Barbiturate Abuse
With aggressive treatment in the hospital, most people survive. But even with intensive therapy, some who overdose will die.
A person's outcome, also called prognosis, after abusing barbiturates depends on a number of factors.
- Other drugs that were ingested
- Other medical problems the person has
- How quickly the person received medical attention
- Which barbiturate the person abused (see overdose)
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