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Phenazepam

phenazepamSCIENTIFIC TERM:

Phenazepam

STREET NAMES:

Jellies, benzos, eggs, norries, rugby balls, vallies, moggies, mazzies, roofies, bonsai, bonsai supersleep, downers.

EFFECTS:

Phenezapam has  a sedative effect. It works by depressing the nervous system and slowing the body down. It relieves tension and anxiety and make the user feel calm and relaxed.  Big doses can make a user forgetful and send them to sleep.

DRUG FORM & METHOD OF USE:

Phenazepam are Tranquillisers. Tranquillisers come as tablets, capsules, injections or suppositories (tablets you insert up your anus).  They're often used as chill out drugs on the club scene. Some people use them to come down off acid, speed or ecstasy after a big night.

HEALTH RISKS (long term) which includes withdrawal & tolerance:

Tranquillisers are a depressant and if taken with other depressive drugs like alcohol, can lead to an accidental overdose.  Some tranquillisers have been shown to cause short-term memory loss.  Injecting crushed tablets or melted down gel capsules is extremely dangerous and sometimes fatal. The chalk in tablets is a major cause of collapsed veins which can lead to infection and abscess.  Withdrawal can cause unpleasant symptoms like a pounding headache, nausea, anxiety and confusion. Some people report withdrawal symptoms after only four weeks' use. This can be dangerous and require medical help.  Sudden withdrawal after big doses or from some specific drugs can cause panic attacks and fits.  There's been a big increase in sex crime involving tranquillisers like rohypnol. Victims' drinks are spiked with the drug, knocking them into an often paralysed stupor so they're either unaware of or unable to prevent a sexual assault.  Tranquillisers or benzodiazepines can cause psychologi-cal and physical addiction and, because tolerance increases over time, users have to keep increasing their dose to get the same hit.

LAW:

Tranquillisers can only be prescribed by a pharmacist. They’re controlled under Class C of the Misuse of Drugs Act. It's illegal to possess them without a prescription. Unauthorised possession could result in a prison sentence of up to 2 years and an unlimited fine. Supplying, which means giving some to your friends, could mean up to 14 years in prison and an unlimited fine.

  1. Phenazepam is a Benzodiazepine (Tranquilliser) drug, which was developed in the Soviet Union in 1970’s and now produced in Russia.
  2. Phenazepam is used in the treatment of neurological disorders such as epilepsy, alcohol withdrawal syndrome and insomnia.
  3. It can be used as a premedication before surgery as it augments the effects of anesthetics and reduces anxiety. In a nutshell, it used to calm down a person.
  4. Because of phenazepam's potency, 'eyeballing' (measuring),  a dose is likely to produce an overdose. Use of a scale to measure a dose is absolutely necessary. A scale with a precision or volumetric measurement is advised.
  5. Phenazepam reaches a peak in effects in 2 to 4 hours.
  6. Phenazepam became available in the UK as a powder in 2007.
  7. When combined with alcohol or other central nervous system depressants, such as opiates or barbiturates, Phenazepam can cause coma or death.
  8. Phenazepam currently is not allowed or licensed by the medicine agency of Europe called European Medicines Agency. However, some individual countries do have separate national laws on it.
  9. The government announced on July 21st 2011 that Phenazepam will be controlled as a Class C drug. This gives the UK Border Agency the power to seize and destroy shipments of Phenazepam.
  10. Because of its depressant effects, Phenazepam is also taken by users of party drugs like Ecstasy to come down from their high.
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