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Wondering what the laws are around using benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are only legal to use with a prescription from a medical professional. Using these drugs without a prescription, buying them, selling them or giving them to others is against the law. 

Even if you are taking benzodiazepines that have been prescribed by your doctor, you can still get in trouble with the law if you are found to be impaired by these while driving if you haven’t taken them as directed by your GP or health professional. 

To find out more about the law around legal and controlled drugs, including benzodiazepines, see Drugs and the law. 

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