BenzodiazepinesLast Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
What is it?
Depressants that produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and prevent seizures. Available in prescription pills, syrup and injectable preparation. Prescribed as Valium®, Xanax®, Restoril®, Ativan®, Klonopin®
Benzos, Downers, Nerve Pills, Tranks
How is it used?
Orally or crushed and snorted.
How does it affect the body?
- Calming, euphoria
- Vivid or disturbing dreams
- Amnesia, hostility, irritability
- Overdose may be fatal. Signs: shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma