BENZODIAZEPINES: Most commonly known as short term benzos.
(Xanax, Librium, Klonopin, Valium, Rohypnol, Dalmane, Ativan, Restoril, Halcion, Serax, Tranxene)
Most people start taken benzos as prescribed by their doctors care to treat insomnia or sleep disorders.
To produce a sleep sedation and/or to control anxiety, muscle spasms and to help prevent seizures.
In high doses benzos can produce hypnotic episodes.
But in lower doses they act like a sedative which makes it so easy to unknowingly begin to abuse the benzo and develop a dependence to having to have them.
It seems so harmless. “Doctors prescribed it.” “It puts me right to sleep.” These are some excuses we use to justify it in our minds and forget it’s a serious drug.
Benzos are also often used recreationally, mixed with other party favorites and can be deadly.
Benzodiazpines are found to be related to a large percentage of car accidents and toxicology reports show that benzos are routinely found in suicide victims and/or in the blood stream of many who attempt suicide.
When used with alcohol or methadone the result could eventually result in seizure and/or death. Benzodiazepines should not be taken for granted.
Some side effects are:
Ringing in the ears
Trembling and shakes