The most dangerous aspect of multiple depressant use is the additive factor. a) true b) false?

The most dangerous aspect of multiple depressant use is the additive factor.

True. Any drugs that are mood-alterating have an addiction rate of not less than 15%

The chemical engineer is correct! So, TRUE.
It’s the additive, or SYNERGISTIC factor. Basically, synergy means that 1+1=3. Depressant drugs combined can depress breathing significantly to the point where are person goes without oxygen and dies.

I am guessing that you refer not to addiCtion, but to how the metabolic effect of doses of different drugs interact.
To me the problem would be one of nonlinear effect, ie a synergistic reaction, not a linearly additive metabolic effect. But I am a chemical engineer, not a doctor, so the nomenclature may well be different.
What I think may be an illustrative hypothetical: If a doc needed to give someone a dose of depressant, but the cupboard were almost bare, and the doc in desperation gave half a dose of this med and half a dose of that one, and the patient reacted like they had gotten ten doses of either….

I think it’s a high risk factor but not the highest. I would say false. There are other more serious side effects such as increased risk for suicide, serious withdrawal symptoms, and it’s ineffectiveness. Being addictive is not as much a death warrant as increased risk of suicide. They also say some of these can cause suicidal or homicidal rages which, too, is more serious. I would say false.

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