- Sleeping Tablets
- Diazepam (Valium)
- Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
- Lorazepam (Ativan)
- Medazepam (Nobrium)
- Flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)
- Flurazepam (Dalmane)
- Nitrazepam (Mogadon)
Scientific Names: Some familiar benzodiazepines: Diazepam (valium), Chlordiazepoxide (librium), Lorazepam (ativan), Medazepam (nobrium), Flunitrazepam (rohypnol), Oxazepam (oxazepam), Temazepam (normison), Flurazepam (dalmane), Nitrazepam (mogadon), Xanax (Alprazolam). There are many more in this class of drugs.
Generic Names: Enwau Generig: Minor tranquilisers
Desired Effects:Relaxation, reduced anxiety, euphoria.
Side Effects:Drowsiness, light-headedness, loss of coordination, confusion.
Long term risks:Dependence, severe withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped, agoraphobia, panic attacks, severe anxiety.
Short term risks:Tolerance, accidents, potential for overdose if combined with alcohol. Rohypnol has been implicated in a number of drug-assisted rape cases where the drug has been supplied into someone's drink without them knowing.
Parents & other relatives
Many drug agencies also provide lots of advice and support to parents, family members and partners of people using drugs. They may provide relative support groups or advice, guidance and counselling on a one to one basis.