Benzodiazepine Infographic

Last Edited: February 20, 2020

Patricia Howard, LMFT, CADC

Clinically Reviewed
Jim Brown, CDCA

All of the information on this page has been reviewed and certified by an addiction professional.

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.