Drug Info

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 it is Taken

Orally or crushed and snorted

How does it affect the body?

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