Benzodiazepines “Benzos”


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 can be fatal.
Signs: shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma.