Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Prescription Drugs Addiction

Prescription Drugs Rehab Addiction Treatment ClinicsIf you or somebody you know, suffers from prescription drug addiction, do not delay, get help now. Call or fill out our free assessment form and we will find you proper help. Prescription drugs such as Benzies are used to both counter the effect of ‘uppers’ like cocaine, speed and E and ‘downers’ like heroin and booze. Addiction to prescribed drugs can be extremely harmful to a persons physical and mental health.

Prescription Drug Rehab

Prescription drugs are often used as a ‘chill out’ drug on the club scene or as a downer, the drug comes in tablet form, although it can be injected introducing the risk of septicaemia, abscesses and attendant perils of using shared needles. Prescription drugs are doctor-prescribed drugs commonly used for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting calmness, relaxation and sleep and as anti-depressants.

Types of Prescription Drugs

  • estazolam (ProSom)
  • flurazepam (Dalmane)
  • quazepam (Doral)
  • temazepam (Restoril)
  • triazolam (Halcion)
  • alprazolam (Xanax)
  • chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • clorazepate (Tranxene)
  • diazepam (Valium)
  • halazepam (Paxipam)
  • lorazepam (Ativan)
  • oxazepam (Serax)
  • prazepam (Centrax)

Common Side Effects

Users can experience forgetfulness, confusion and drowsiness – so don’t drive on them. And if you work in an industrial crushing plant, perhaps it’s not a good idea to come in buzzing on benzies! Always see your doctor before getting repeat prescriptions. Try not to use prescription drugs for long periods – restrict use to a 2-3 week period and if you’re using them as sleeping tablets, give yourself the occasional break of a few days.

Health Risks

Prescription drugs can cause physical addiction. Prescription drugs can become less effective as sleeping tablets after only 2 weeks of solid use and ineffective on controlling anxiety after 4 months of regular use – so users run the risk of taking ever increasing doses. Overdose is rarely fatal unless mixed with booze or heroin.


US reports state that approximately 50 percent of people entering treatment for narcotic or cocaine addiction also report abusing Prescription Drugs. Don’t try and stop overnight – it is best to come off the drug gradually. Ask your doctor or drug service for advice – swapping from longer- acting benzodiazepines to shorter acting ones (e.g. diazepan) can be helpful. Withdrawal symptoms can drag on for weeks or months and come in the shape of anxiety attacks, agitation, insomnia, nausea and convulsions. A change of scene and diet can help, along with increased exercise and relaxation techniques.

The Law

It is not illegal to possess Prescription Drugs without a prescription – except temazepam which carries a 2 yr prison sentence and/or unlimited fine. Supplying any benzodiazepines is illegal, with a maximum punishment of up to 5yrs in prison and/or an unlimited fine.

January 15, 2016


How to Overcome Unmanageability.

When peoples lives are affected by Drugs or Alcohol addiction, the world around them becom Read More

What is Drug Abuse?

It is important to learn the difference between recreational drug taking, and drug abuse. Read More

Get Connected Follow Us

Get connected with us on social networks!