Popular names ‘benzos’ ‘Temazepam’ (‘jellies’), ‘Diazepam’ (‘Valium’), ‘Flunitrazepam’ (‘Rohypnol’, ‘roofies’)
What is it?

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.

Sought after effects
  • Calm and relaxed
  • Induces long periods of sleep
Undesired effects
  • Short-term memory loss
  • Reduced mental alertness
  • Anxiety
What does it look like?

While benzos usually come in tablet or capsule form, there are various brands, sizes, shapes and colours.

How is it taken?

Swallowed: usually taken orally, although some people do inject.