Top 10 street names for Valium (diazepam)

Valium is bought and sold on street markets from $1-10 a pop. But how can you identify Valium street names? A list every parent or teacher can benefit from, check out the top 10 street names for Valium here.

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What type of drug is Valium?

Diazepam is the generic name for Valium, a type of drug classified as a benzodiazepene. Although Valium is one of the most prescribed sedative – hypnotic drugs in the world (it depressed the central nervous system and is prescribed for anxiety or insomnia) misuse of Valium can lead to both physical and psychological dependence. In other words, Valium can be addictive. More on uses for Valium here.

Valium sold on the street

Because its synthesis is challenging, the presence of Valium (diazepam) in illicit drug markets is almost always due to illegal sales or diversion of prescribed pharmaceutical stock. This means that anyone with a prescription for Valium can sell it illegally. In the most recent report on controlled prescription drug prices by the National Drug Intelligence Center, Valium goes for $1-10 per pill on black markets. Prices range higher or lower by state and city. To help you better understand the jargon, here are the top 10 ways people refer to Valium:

1. Vs

2. Yellow Vs (Valium 5 mg)

3. Blue Vs (Valium 10 mg)

4. Benzos (for benzodiazepene, the class of drug assigned to Valium)

5. Dead flower powers (referring to user overdoses from the 1960s?)

6. Downers (referring to CNS depressant qualities)

7. Foofoo (to describe Valium users as fancy, frilly, or excessive)

8. Howards (for Howard Hughes, a notorious Valium user)

9. Sleep away

10. Tranks (tranquilizers)

About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. I have been on valum and ativan for 47 years, at one time I was taking 100 to 200 mg per day for 30 year’s, I am down to between 20@30 mg a day, my doctor only gives me 15 mg,, I have ask for 20mg a day, to find a happy medium. I do get Valium attacks, Dr muhammad, doesn’t believe me because I took extra one a day for a month, he has stopped my valum for a week. What can I do, I have never had my valum stop before. He is trying to put me on citalopram, l am nearly 72 year’s old, why change me now, I don’t know what to say, he seems adamant about it.

    1. Hi James. I suggest that you speak with your doctor and if conversation doesn’t help, ask for a second opinion. You may change your doctor if you are not happy with his services.

  2. I use to take xanax 1mg 4 Tim’s a day. Now I asked my doctor to prescribed for me valium 10mg 4 Tim’s a day. It’s not really working. Maybe because I used to take xanax for 5 years before?

  3. My son takes diazapam some days 25 ml other days 10.. As he has problems with drugs not every day as he is trying to give up cocaine as it robs him of all his money.. So he needs the diazapams to stop the urge for more drugs.. I am very worried about my son. The Dr knows he is struggling to keep of drugs. I don’t like him taking diazapam but he needs them on journeys on the bus. Interviews etc.,

  4. What is the best and easiest way to detox from Valiumn. Is there anyway if youbeen taking for a long time without having to be hospitalized
    Thanks, Steven

    1. Hi Steven. The safest and most recommended way is to slowly and gradually taper down Valium doses. It will lessen the withdrawal symptoms and make detox as comfortable as possible. It may take more time, and is not fast at all, but it’s the way that causes least stress to your body. If you do feel any withdrawal effects, they will be mild or easily treatable with general OTCs. Talk to your doctor to help you create a tapering schedule and to give you additional detoxing advise.

  5. valium on streets of Glasgow are fake they are being made by gangs who are making copies of the pills which may contain anything except valium.

  6. Benzos are bad news. We get people coming into our wellness center taking Xanax who are able to stop using it completely after practicing some yoga. Great blog and let’s help others overcome addiction! Best regards.

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