©2018 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. eMedicineHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Additional Information.

Benzodiazepine Abuse Topic Guide

Benzodiazepine Abuse Benzodiazepine Abuse: Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax. They are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Symptoms and signs of benzodiazepine abuse include:
  • drowsiness,
  • weakness,
  • coma, and
  • slurred speech.
Treatment may involve gastric lavage, taking activated charcoal, or rehab.

Must Read Articles:

Benzodiazepine Abuse Topic Guide - Visuals

Slideshows, Pictures, Images, and Quizzes: