Benzodiazepines

WHAT IS IT?

Benzodiazepines are depressants that produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and prevent seizures. They are available by prescriptions commonly known as Valium®, Xanax®, Restoril®, Ativan®, Klonopin®.

STREET NAMES

Benzos, Downers, Nerve Pills, Tranks

HOW IT IS TAKEN

It can be taken orally or crushed and snorted

WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS?

  • 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

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/benzodiazepines

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