Benzodiazepines (“benzos”) are a class of CNS depressants/sedatives that are most commonly used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders, as well as seizures. They are highly addictive in nature and are meant to be used on a temporary “as-needed” basis. Examples of commonly known benzodiazepines include Clonazepam (Klonopin), Lorazepam (Ativan), Diazepam (Valium) and Alprazolam (Xanax). Visit the Benzodiazepine Page to learn more.
Last Edited: February 20, 2020
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