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Barbiturates
A class of drugs used in medicine as hypnotic agents to promote sleep or sedation. Some are also useful in the control of epilepsy. All are central nervous system depressants and are subject to abuse.


Binge Drinking
The consumption of five or more alcoholic drinks in a row on at least one occasion.


Blood Alcohol Concentration
The amount of alcohol in the bloodstream measured in percentages.