Valium (Diazepam) Possession
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Valium (also known as Diazepam) is a Class C substance in Massachusetts. Anyone found guilty of illegally possessing Valium faces penalties under Massachusetts law: Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 94C outlines the penalties for illegal possession of Valium. A conviction for illegal possession of Valium carries the following penalties:
- 1st Offense: Up to 1 year in a House of Corrections and/or a fine of up to $1,000. An additional fine of $150 to $500. Loss of drivers license for 1 year.
- 2nd Offense: Up to 2 years in a House of Corrections or County Jail and/or a fine of up to $2,000. An additional fine of $150 to $500. Loss of drivers license for 1 year.
Drug Facts About Valium (Diazepam)
Valium is a Benzodiazepine. Benzodiazepines, also known as ‘benzos’, are considered tranquilizers and they are mainly used to treat anxiety, insomnia, panic attacks, seizures and alcohol withdrawal. Benzos act on the central nervous systems causing several effects including: anxiolytic effects (anxiety relief); hypnotic effects (promotes sleep); anticonvulsant effects, and sedating effects.
Street Names: Valium has several known street names. The most common names are Benzo’s, V’s, Yellow V’s, Blue V’s, Tranks, Foofoo.
Valium is one of the most prescribed Benzos every year. 15 million Valium prescriptions were filled in 2011. Valium is typically prescribed for its anti-anxiety, anti-panic, sedating, muscle relaxant, anti-seizure and anti-convulsant effects. It is most commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, panic disorders, insomnia and alcohol detoxification. Valium is one of the top three prescriptions drugs sold on the black market. In 2011 there was over 6,500 Valium reports from Federal, state and local forensic crime laboratories. There were over 28,000 Valium related emergency room visits in 2010.
Valium Side Effects
- Muscle weakness
- Unsteady walking
- Drowsiness, tired feeling
- Dizziness, spinning sensation
- Nausea, constipation
- Blurred or double vision
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