Class C Drug – Depressants
- Up to 2 years imprisonment and/or fine for possession
- Up to 5 years imprisonment and/or fine for dealing
Also known as jellies, benzos, tranx, eggs or norries. They come in tablets or in capsule form and are usually swallowed, but sometimes injected. These are drugs which are prescribed by a doctor. Common tranquillisers are diazepam (Valium) and chlodiazepoxide (Librium).
Short-term effects include reduction of anxiety and sleeplessness since they depress mental activity, have a calming effect and relieve worry and tension. However, in the long-term they may produce high dependency, depression, aggression, and unpredictable behaviour. Withdrawal can lead to restlessness, panic attacks, vomiting and even fits.