Benzodiazepines

Last Updated: Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Benzodiazepines

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®

Street Names

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

 

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