Also Known As: Mogadon, Diazepam, Nitrazepam, Jellies, Temazepam, Tranx, Vallies, Benzos, Roofies, Valium, Rohypnol, Librium, Blues

Category: Depressant

Tablets or capsules.

Can be swallowed or injected.

Relieves anxiety and tension. Calms users and slows them down. High doses can make users drowsy and forgetful.

Short term: Dangerous mixed with alcohol or other drugs.

Long term: Regular use can damage short term memory and reduce energy. Almost all tranquillisers are addictive. Withdrawal symptoms include depression, insomnia and panic attacks.

Tranquillisers are prescription-only medicines. They’re controlled under Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act. It’s illegal to possess benzodiazepines, including temazepam, without a prescription. Unauthorised possession could result in a prison sentence of up to 2 years and/or an unlimited fine. Supplying, which includes giving some to your friends, could mean up to 14 years in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

Remember: Having a criminal record can make it difficult for you to get a job or visa if you want to travel abroad.

What’s the difference between possession & supply (dealing)? What happens if you’re under 16? Learn more about drugs and the law.