Treatments For Benzo Addiction

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated January 30, 2020

Benzo prescriptions and overdose fatalities involving benzos have both risen over the course of the past decade and a half. Typically, benzodiazepines such as Xanax or Klonopin are only prescribed for short-term treatment of panic attacks, insomnia, and anxiety due to their high potency levels. Unfortunately, doctors may  overprescribe them and people use them to Read More

The Long-Term Effects of Benzodiazepine Use

Edited by Keerthy Sunder

Last updated January 21, 2020

Benzodiazepines have been used for decades as a treatment for anxiety and insomnia. More than a dozen benzos are available by prescription with Xanax being the one most often prescribed. Benzo effects are quick-acting, but short-lasting and most take a long time to be eliminated from the body. While they alleviate anxiety and panic attacks, Read More

How Do Benzodiazepines Work?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 16, 2020

Unless you’re in the medical field, it’s unlikely that you refer to the familiar drug names of Xanax and Valium by their generic, scientific terms, alprazolam and diazepam, which are benzodiazepines. What are they and exactly how do benzodiazepines work? It has to do with their chemical structure and how it affects the central nervous Read More

Breaking Down the Different Types of Benzodiazepines

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 14, 2020

There are several different types of benzodiazepine drugs with more than a dozen available by prescription. They’re better known by their brand names: Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin and each have their own potency and uses. As a group, benzos refer to a class of prescription drugs that has a common chemical structure. They all increase Read More

Is Xanax a Benzodiazepine?

Edited by Paul Alexander

Last updated January 9, 2020

Xanax is a largely familiar brand-name drug known to alleviate anxiety, but is Xanax a benzodiazepine? The answer is yes. The generic name for Xanax is alprazolam and it is part of a family of medications that act as depressants to the central nervous system. In addition to Xanax, other commonly prescribed benzodiazepine drugs are Read More

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