What Are Benzodiazepines?
Benzodiazepines belong to a class of medication known as tranquilizers, often colloquially called benzos. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to help treat a variety of conditions including anxiety disorders, depression, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms, and more. You can read more about the prescription information for benzos here. Taken as prescribed, these drugs can be extremely useful. They act on the central nervous system producing a sedated state, relaxed muscles, and decreased anxiety. Because of the effects and side effects produced by these medications, they are highly susceptible to abuse.