Benzodiazepines are a group of man-made (synthetic) chemicals that slow down the body’s reactions. They are mostly prescription drugs, but also found on the black market.
- Calm and relaxed
- Induces long periods of sleep
- Short-term memory loss
- Reduced mental alertness
While benzos usually come in tablet or capsule form, there are various brands, sizes, shapes and colours.
Swallowed: usually taken orally, although some people do inject.