Benzodiazepines are a group of drugs with sedative effects

Benzodiazepines are prescription-only drugs, used to treat anxiety and seizures, among other medical conditions. However, many benzodiazepines, such as valium (diazepam) alprazolam (Xanax), are commonly used as a recreational drug. Benzodiazepines can cause drowsiness and long periods of sleep.

Common names such as ‘Alprazolam’, ‘Blues’, ‘Diazepam’, ‘Downers’, ‘Valium’, ‘Vallies’, ‘Xanax’.