Librium – Recreational Use
Librium belongs to a group of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which have sedative and hypnotic properties. Librium’s generic name is chlordiazepoxide. In medicine, Librium is used to treat seizures, acute anxiety, skeletal muscle tension and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. Librium was the very first benzodiazepine drug ever created, and since it was released on the market in the early 1960s, the drug has commonly been misused and abused. Librium and other similar benzodiazepine drugs are often referred to as “benzos.”
The effects of Librium are mild compared to many other drugs. For many people, the high from Librium is not enough. Often, people mix Librium with other drugs. When combined with alcohol, marijuana or opioids, Librium can amplify the effects of the other drugs or enhance the high. People who use cocaine and amphetamine will sometimes use Librium or other benzodiazepines to help them “come down” or mitigate some of the stimulating effects from the other drugs.
● Anxiety and panic attacks
● Shaking and sweating
● Headache and nausea
● Body aches and pains
● Amnesia or short-term memory difficulty
● Weight loss
● Suicidal thoughts or actions
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