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.

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