Tranquilisers
Other names
Product names include: Valium, Ativan, Mogadon ('moggies'), Librium, Rohypnol ('roofies')
Normison Chemicals Names include: Diazepam, Lorazepam, Nitrazepam, Chlordiaze-poxide, Flunitrazepam, temazepam ('massies', 'jellies')
Other names: Benzos, Downers
What is looks like & how it is taken
Tablets or capsules that are swallowed
The effects
Tranquillisers have a sedative effect: they depress the nervous system and slow down the body
Calm users and slow them down mentally
Relieve tension and anxiety
High doses can make users drowsy and forgetful
The health risks
Some tranquillisers are addictive
Extremely dangerous if mixed with alcohol
Some tranquillisers cause a temporary loss of short-term memory
Users trying to quit may suffer panic attacks
It is very dangerous to inject tranquillisers
Sharing injecting equipment puts users at risk of dangerous infections like hepatitis B or C and HIV or AIDS
Legal Status
While possession is not illegal without prescription (except Temazepam or Runitrazepam), supply is against the law and Class C penalties apply