Benzodiazepines have been around for over 30 years for stress relief and management. Of these Valium (diazepam) is the most frequently used. There are others such as tranxene, xanax, etc. While absolutely great in acute stress, their use in long term management of stress is fraught with some danger. There is a habit forming potential. Always consult another doctor if you seem to be needing medication of the same type over a long term. Use these with caution.