Tranquilizers

Drug that induces tranquility in an individual

Slang Names

  • Valium
  • Librium
  • Serax
  • Equanil
  • MIltown
  • Tranxene
  • Downers
  • Trangs
  • Vals
  • Vitamin V
  • vs
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Taken into the body

A pill that is swallowed

Short term effects

  • Drowsiness
  • Lethargy
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Skin rashes
  • Headaches

Long term effects

  • Decreased motivation
  • Impaired sexual functioning
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Loss of appetite or increased appetite
  • Vivid or disturbing dreams

Signs of abuse

The person using the drug will feel less anxious and will also look drowsy. Like a person using alcohol, their speech will be slurred. They wont be able to concentrate or focus well and they will be dizzy at times.

Dependence

Tranquilizer dependence can be both physical and psychological. Tranquilizers work by affecting your brains neurotransmitters, this is a chemical in the brain that helps brain cells communicate. Tranquilizers act on GABA neurotransmitter, making them stronger. GABA's natural function is to reduce the brains activity, so if tranquilizers make GABA stranger that makes your brain have very little activity.