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?
Vivid or disturbing dreams
Amnesia, hostility, irritability
Overdose may be fatal. Signs: shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma