Frequently Asked Questions About Benzodiazepines
What Are They?
They work by affecting neurotransmitters in the brain, chemicals that nerves release in order to communicate with other nearby nerves. One of these neurotransmitters is gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter that suppresses the activity of nerves. It is the believed that anxiety is caused by excessive activity in the nerves, these chemicals work to reduce that activity.
Benzodiazepines are available under the following different brand names: Diazepam (Valium), clorazepate (Tranxene), oxazepam (Serax), lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), midazolam (Versed), triazolam (Halcion), estazolam (Prosom), or temazepam (Restoril)
The most common side effects associated with benzodiazepines are:
Other side effects can include:
Most addicts require rehabilitation, and in some cases aftercare when they finish rehab. Treatment can consist of going to a hospital or rehab center for therapy and other treatments while living at home and resuming normal daily activities. Outpatient treatment can help you readjust to daily life and support you in your life goals, including staying sober.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing addiction or dependency please contact a medical professional
All drugs including benzodiazepines will affect each person differently depending on the persons characteristics (such as physical size, gender, mood, diet, fitness, age, expectations and health), the drug itself (such as the amount used and its purity), and how it is taken and the environment a person is in when using the drug