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Alcohol is perhaps the most widely-used drug of all time. The active ingredient in alcoholic beverages, ethanol, is actually a psychoactive drug that has a depressant effect, and it has been altering the minds of countless drinkers for thousands of years. There are three general classes of alcoholic drinks, namely, beers, wines, and spirits.

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Ativan is a brand name of lorazepam, a benzodiazepine drug that affects chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced and cause anxiety. First introduced by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in 1971, Ativan is an anxiolytic, amnesic, sedative/hypnotic, anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant, all intrinsic effects of benzodiazepine. Among benzodiazepines, Ativan has a relatively high addictive potential.

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Benzodiazepines are sedative-hypnotic agents that are commonly used for seizure control, anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, insomnia, control of drug-associated agitation, as muscle relaxants, as preanesthetic agents, and a variety of other situations. Often referred to as "benzos", these drugs are also frequently combined with other medications for procedural sedation.

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GHB or gamma-Hydroxybutyric acid is a naturally occurring substance in the central nervous system. Currently sold by Jazz Pharmaceuticals under the name Xyrem, it is used as a general anesthetic, to treat conditions such as insomnia, clinical depression, narcolepsy, and alcoholism, and to improve athletic performance. However, it is also commonly used a recreational drug among teens and young adults at dance clubs and raves, and has earned a reputation as a date rape drug.

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Klonopin is the brand name for clonazepam, a highly potent anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant and anxiolytic benzodiazepine derivative. While Klonopin is prescribed for a range of conditions such as epilepsy, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and restless legs syndrome, it is also frequently abused. It is, in fact, the second most abused benzodiazepine in the United States.

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Muscle relaxers are a class of drugs used to help relax muscles, ease pain, and reduce stiffness.

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Other brands of depressants include Neurontin, Soma, Noctec, Placidyl, Doriden and Imovane.

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The benzodiazepine derivative drug diazepam was first marketed as Valium by Hoffmann-La Roche. One of the most frequently-prescribed medications in the world, it is commonly used to treat anxiety, seizures, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, muscle spasms and benzodiazepine withdrawal, as well as a wide range of other conditions.

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Xanax is one of the brand names of alprazolam, a short-acting benzodiazepine prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe anxiety disorders and panic attacks. It also has hypnotic, anticonvulsant and muscle relaxant properties.

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