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®.
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