Hare Krishna guys , i've read somewhere in Garuda Purana that those who consume alcoholic drinks are punished in hell , as the yama-dutas pour molten iron down their throats.
But what about intoxicating drugs ? Do drug addicts get the same treatment in hell ?
I have a lot of depression & anxiety issues and therefore i sometimes take alprazolam pills which contains the psychoactive drug benzodiazepine. According to online sources, benzodiazepine contains intoxicating properties along with it's muscle relaxant properties.
I would like to know whether such drugs are prohibited in the scriptures or not ? (drugs that helps you relax but contains intoxicating properties as well).