Valium is a commonly prescribed prescription benzodiazepine that is frequently abused and sold on the street. Valium is primarily used to treat symptoms of anxiety. It has many names on the street — “vallies” being a popular slang.
It is used both recreationally as a sedative, and as self-medication to stem symptoms of opioid withdrawals. In any way that it is used, Valium can easily create dependence.
Valium can come in the form of:
Popular Street Names For Valium
Valium is a long-lasting benzodiazepine that provides days-long effects. When abused, it is snorted, smoked, or taken orally.
Street names for Valium include:
These street names are specific to Valium.
However, people that seek benzodiazepine drugs for recreational use may also use terms that signify drugs other than Valium to get a similar benzodiazepine drug.
Street names for Valium and other benzodiazepines include:
- chill pills
- nerve pills
Street Names For Valium Mixed With Other Drugs
Valium sold on the street is sometimes fake and sometimes laced with the synthetic opioid fentanyl. Any altered or fake Valium increases the risk of deadly overdoses.
Valium can be used in “pharmaceutical speedballs” that combine prescription amphetamines like Adderall (amphetamine), or illegal street drugs like cocaine.
Valium is also used alongside substances like alcohol or marijuana.
Find Help For Valium Abuse Today
Addiction to and dependence on benzodiazepine drugs like Valium makes life difficult. If you or a loved one has been abusing Valium, it’s not too late to get help.
Call our helpline today to learn more about your range of treatment options. Inpatient and outpatient facilities across the US provide a safe environment to make lasting change.
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- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)—Drug Slang Code Words DEA Intelligence Report
- National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)—Commonly Used Drugs Charts, Central Nervous System Depressants