Temazzies, jellies, eggs.
Central nervous system depressant, hypnotic.
Tablets or gel-filled capsules under the brand-name Normison.
To treat restlessness, depression, tension and anxiety; to induce sleep; as a muscle relaxant; as a pre-surgery sedative.
Relaxation, reduced anxiety, euphoria.
Drowsiness, light-headedness, loss of coordination, confusion.
Tolerance, accidents, potential for overdose if combined with alcohol. When injected, the gel which holds the drug resolidifies inside the vein, leading to blocked veins, abscesses, ulcers, thrombosis, gangrene, and amputations.
Dependence, severe withdrawal symptoms if suddenly stopped, agoraphobia, panic attacks, severe anxiety.
Class C under the Misuse of Drugs Act, 1971, Class A if prepared for injection.
How is it taken?
If injected, needles & syringes, water, matches or lighter, spoon.
Where does it come from?
Diverted from manufacturers, pharmacies and GPs prescriptions.
Counselling agencies, drug dependency clinics, user self help groups.