"It's always been my getaway—my Valium, if you will," he says.
Elvis also had the painkillers morphine and Demerol; tranquilizers Placidyl and Valium; and Chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine.
Kinkade had died of “acute ethanol and diazepam intoxication”—alcohol and Valium.
1961, proprietary name (Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., Nutley, N.J.) of diazepam (reg. U.S.), of unknown origin.
Valium Val·i·um (vāl'ē-əm)
A trademark used for diazepam.
A common prescription tranquilizer; trademark for the drug diazepam.