Category: Depressant

Also know as:

Benzos, Blues, Diazepam, Jellies, Librium, Mogadon, Nitrazepam, Rohypnol, Roofies, Temazepam, Tranx, Valium, Vallies


Tablets or capsules.

How it is taken

Can be swallowed or injected.


Relieves anxiety and tension. Calms users and slows them down. High doses can make users drowsy and forgetful.


Short term:

Dangerous mixed with alcohol or other drugs.

Long term:

Regular use can damage short term memory and reduce energy. Almost all tranquillisers are addictive. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, insomnia and panic attacks.

Legal Status

Tranquillisers are prescription-only medicines. They’re controlled under Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act. It’s illegal to possess benzodiazepines, including temazepam, without a prescription. Unauthorised possession could result in a prison sentence of up to 2 years and/or an unlimited fine. Supplying, which includes giving some to your friends, could mean up to 14 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

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