Depressants

Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the most commonly used psychoactive drugs in the UK. The alcohol found in alcoholic drinks is ethanol.

Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines are a group of tranquilliser drugs, with sedative (calming) effects.

Etizolam

Etizolam is short-acting benzodiazepine, that is more potent than diazepam (Valium). 1 milligram of etizolam is the equivalent to 10 milligrams of diazepam (oral dose).

GHB/GBL

GHB and GBL are similar with GBL converting to GHB shortly after it enters your body. G can cause physical dependence and people who are dependant should seek support before reducing intake. Combining G with other depressants (e.g. alcohol) is very risky.

Xanax (alprazolam)

Xanax is the brand name of alprazolam which is a short-acting benzodiazepine.