What are they?
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 are they abused?
Orally or crushed and snorted.
What is their effect on the body?
Calming, euphoriaVivid or disturbing dreamsAmnesia, hostility, irritabilityOverdose may be fatal. Signs: shallow respiration, clammy skin, dilated pupils, weak and rapid pulse, coma