What is Benzodiazepine?

Benzodiazepines are  prescription only central nervous system depressants used to treat anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasms, and seizures. They can cause sedation and hypnosis.

Cut- Off Levels  Window of Detection 
200, 300 and 500 ng/mL (Urine) 2hr. - 4 Days (Urine)
50, 300 ng/mL (Saliva)  1 - 2 Days (Saliva)


Common Nicknames
  • Benzos
  • Zannies
  • Zanny Bars
  • Bars, Dozers
  • Mind Erasers
How is it Used?

Benzodiazepine can only be obtained, legally, with a prescription from a licensed medical practitioner and is most often given in tablet form to be taken orally. The drug has gained popularity in recreational use and where users will sometimes crush the tablet to be insufflated nasally, injected, or inhaled when burned.

What Does It Look Like?

Benzodiazepine comes in tablet form in a variety of shapes and colors. Some popular brand names include Xanax, Ativan and Kolonpin.

What Are the Effects?

Benzodiazepines suppress the central nervous system causing sever drowsiness and sleepiness. Amnesia and spouts of memory lapse are common among users and these effects are increased with larger doses. 

Common Symptoms
  • Drowsiness
  • Sleepiness 
  • Amnesia 
  • Irratiblilty
  • Vidid Dreams
  • Shallow Respiration
  • Dialated Pupils
  • Week and Rapid Pulse
  • Coma
  • Death
Legal Status

Schedule  III under the Controlled Substances Act.




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