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Benzos, downers, pills

Benzodiazepines are medications prescribed as sleeping pills, muscle relaxants, and to help treat anxiety, epilepsy and alcohol withdrawal. They usually come in pill form. It is illegal to use benzodiazepines not prescribed by a doctor. 

What it feels like

How to be safer

When to get help

Cutting down

Things to look out for

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We believe that access to accurate, clear information is essential to reduce drug-related harm. This index provides harm reduction advice for drugs that are common in New Zealand.

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