Benzodiazepine Addiction

These drugs are responsible for more pain, unhappiness and damage than anything else in our society - Phil Woolas MP, Deputy Leader, House of Commons

Benzodiazepine Addiction

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Benzodiazepines: our other prescription drug epidemic

The dozen or so different types include Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, and Xanax. Most people have heard of them. More people than you might think are taking them (three benzodiazepines are in the top 10 most commonly prescribed psychotropic medications in the United States). Yet few people realize how many people get addicted to and die from them…

Highly potent drugs like these designer benzodiazepines are a growing trend among those seeking a new high, fueled in part by doctors overprescribing benzodiazepines without appreciating their addictive potential. Just as overprescribing opioids contributed to the use of heroin and illicit fentanyl and related deaths, overprescribing benzodiazepines…

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