Barbiturates Addictions – Famous and Not-So-Famous Share Addiction in Common

What are barbiturates? Barbiturates are a class of drugs derived from barbituric acid that serve to slow down the central nervous system. Although barbiturates have generally been replaced by benzodiazepines as a sedative or treatment for anxiety, they are still in use as a surgical anesthetic and as an anticonvulsant for seizure disorders. First introduced for medical use in the early 1900’s, barbiturates addictions have plagued hundreds of thousands of individuals, including celebrities like Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix and Judy Garland.

Addiction researchers now have a new tool for tracking and evaluating barbiturates addictions. This innovative technology analyzes comprehensive listings of online searches for barbiturates and related phrases. These results offer many insights into barbiturate use and abuse.

List of Barbiturates – Astonishing Number of Search Results

In Graph 1 below, after the general but most common phrase “facts on barbiturates”, the second most frequently searched phrase is “list of barbiturates” with 12,459 queries over a one-year period. This is not surprising, considering that the list of barbiturates is extensive. Commonly abused barbiturates include Amobarbital, also known by its street name, downers; Pentobarbital, known as newbies; and Phenobarbital, also called “purple hearts”. Incidentally, “street names for barbiturates” are also of interest to internet users, with this phrase garnering just over 2,900 annual searches.

Curiosity about the history and mystery of this “truth serum” could account for searches for interesting stories on barbiturates. In fact, there are four separate listings in Graph 1 that reference variations of the phrase “negative stories about barbiturates”.

Barbiturates Addictions Research - Prevalent Search Topics - Graph 1

(Continued on Graph 3 at the bottom of this page)

Top 30 two and three word combinations



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  19,000
facts on barbiturates    17958
list of barbiturates    12459
types of barbiturates    8778
what are barbiturates    7300
types barbiturates    3650
barbiturate abuse    2993
what is barbiturates    2921
street names for barbiturates    2920
barbiturates pictures    2920
barbiturates cost    2631
false positive barbiturates    2191
facts about barbiturates    1825
forms of barbiturates    1755
alcohol and barbiturates    1515
names of barbiturates    1463
cost of barbiturates    1460
barbiturate drugs    1314
stories about barbiturates    891
negative stories about barbiturates    876
price of barbiturates    876
barbiturates deaths    730
barbiturates street names    730
pictures of barbiturates    730
barbiturates produced    511
interesting facts on barbiturates    438
who uses barbiturates    438
how much barbiturates cost    438
negative stories of barbiturates    438
how are barbiturates taken    438
negative stories on barbiturates    438
0 19,000

Facts on Barbiturates Addiction – No Shortage of Information Available

Internet users are continually gathering information and facts on barbiturates addiction and use. Graph 2 shows that the word “fact” was the second most common word in this study, appearing in 19,880 searches. Among the most interesting facts about barbiturates is that Adolf Hilter used them to sleep.

Barbiturates - Prevalent Words and Concepts Study - Graph 2

Top 100 words used in barbiturates searches
(Top 1000 can be found at Top 100 barbiturates exact phrases and top 1,000 concepts/words. - Graph 5)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 0  340,000
barbiturates    320276
barbiturate    20339
facts    19880
list    12704
types    12428
what    10918
names    5503
cost    4091
street    3883
pictures    3821
how    3404
about    3233
abuse    2996
stories    2561
positive    2485
false    2191
negative    2120
alcohol    1757
forms    1755
drugs    1321
price    876
deaths    785
who    716
drug    666
produced    511
taken    438
uses    438
interesting    438
from    363
where    332
side    309
using    303
test    299
examples    298
treatment    295
methods    292
joke    247
enema    243
short    241
prescription    230
term    227
recovery    221
bayer    219
europe    219
doctor    219
information    219
origin    219
stimulants    219
nicknames    219
chart    194
suicide    160
withdrawal    159
value    158
people    157
addiction    155
affects    148
chemical    148
options    146
description    146
formula    146
symptoms    146
come    111
buying    97
bad    85
online    81
long    78
benzodiazepines    75
users    75
effectivness    73
happens    73
manufacture    73
when    73
amphetamine    73
caught    73
rehab    73
get    73
flexiril    73
overdose    63
hypnotics    57
mixing    55
number    55
dose    52
illegal    51
blisters    49
capsules    49
addictions    49
usage    49
obtain    48
death    48
medication    48
stats    48
brain    37
put    37
spider    36
screen    36
interference    36
differences    36
body    36
why    36
addictive    36
webs    36
0 340,000

Montreal Alcohol and Drug Rehab Centre Committed to Innovative Addictions Research

The sponsorship of search frequency research demonstrates USDR’s commitment to ongoing addictions research. Located just outside of Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Clear Haven uses the information generated from this cutting edge research to not only improve its own programs but to track trends in the world of substance abuse. Read more fascinating search frequency investigations throughout this website.

Barbiturates - Prevalent Search Topics, Continued - Graph 3

Top 31 - 100 two and three word combinations
(Top 30 are in Graph 1 above)



  estimated searches/year across all search engines     
 10  310
examples of barbiturates    298
side effects barbiturates    292
barbiturate drug    256
barbiturate joke    247
who made barbiturates    244
barbiturate list    243
barbiturate enema    243
origin of barbiturates    219
alcohol barbiturates    219
information about barbiturates    219
barbiturate drugs europe    219
barbiturates and bayer    219
stimulants and barbiturates    219
barbiturate stories    195
barbiturate pictures    170
withdrawal symptoms of barbiturates    146
treatment options for barbiturates    146
description of barbiturates    146
barbiturates street value    146
chemical formula of barbiturates    146
recovery of barbiturates    146
barbiturates chart    146
barbiturates and suicide    146
addiction treatment of barbiturates    146
where barbiturates are from    146
barbiturates affects    146
barbiturate negative stories    122
drug barbiturates    114
barbiturates negative stories    98
buying barbiturates    97
barbiturates names    97
barbiturate facts    97
barbiturate bad stories    85
barbiturates benzodiazepines    74
flexiril barbiturate    73
where is barbiturates produced    73
barbiturate abuse recovery    73
barbiturate drugs europe online    73
barbiturate users    73
rehab effectivness of barbiturates    73
barbiturate street names    73
doctor prescription names barbiturates    73
barbiturate manufacture    73
what are amphetamine    73
mixing alcohol    55
barbiturate blisters    49
barbiturate capsules    49
barbiturate dose    49
barbiturate addictions    49
barbiturates use chart    48
death by barbiturates    48
barbiturates usage stats    48
list of barbiturates medication    48
how to obtain barbiturates    48
barbiturate drug screen interference    36
why are barbiturates addictive    36
barbiturates and spider webs    36
who dies from barbiturates    24
barbiturate goof balls    24
marilyn monroe on barbiturates    24
barbiturates qickfacts    24
barbiturates or hypnotics    21
barbiturates and alcohol    20
partition coefficient of barbiturate    18
barbiturates structure    18
overdose of barbiturates    17
barbiturates history    17
analytical techniques barbiturates    15
barbiturates structure and hplc    14
barbiturates history and experiments    13
10 310