Benzodiazepines "Benzos" Addiction

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepine, or “Benzos” create a sedative, hypnotic and muscle relaxant effect. They are typically used to address seizures, panic, anxiety disorders, agitation and insomnia.

Benzodiazapines are most commonly used in pill form. They can also be administered intravenously or injected into muscles. They are frequently used recreationally and by drug misusers.

Names of Different Benzodiazepines:

  • Diazepam
  • Doral
  • Valium
  • Xanax
  • Ativan
  • Temazepam
  • Klonopin

Signs and Symptoms

Signs of Benzo Overdose:

  • Confusion
  • dizziness
  • drowsiness
  • slurred speech
  • difficulty breathing
  • weakness
  • blurred vision

Symptoms of Benzo addiction:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Memory problems
  • Anorexia
  • Weakness
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