Drugs of the benzodiazepine class that are primarily used to treat various forms of anxiety and psychosomatic conditions. Also referred to as anxiolytics.
These pharmaceuticals are commonly prescribed by psychiatrists to combat panic attacks or general anxiety in their patients. Some of the more common brands are Xanax and Valium.
These drugs are also popular on the black market and they are prized by hallucinogenic enthusiasts to help smooth out a bad trip or just for the the pleasurable and often sensual side-effects.