Benzodiazepine

Why Is Xanax a Controlled Substance? 

Xanax is a Schedule IV Controlled substance, meaning it has a low potential for abuse and a low likelihood of addiction. Still, at least 13% of young adults reported misusing Xanax for recreational purposes in the past year. And at least 16% of opioid-related...

These Are the Strongest Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines, often called “benzos,” are a class of drugs mainly used for treating anxiety. Benzos are psychoactive drugs that work very much like depressants to lower brain activity, making them ideal for treating anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. There are many...

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The Known Dangers of Benzos & Opioids

Combining benzos and opioids can be extremely dangerous. Both types of drugs sedate users and suppress breathing, which is the most common cause of overdose. Not to mention, both drugs carry an incredibly high risk for abuse and dependence. Despite the known dangers...

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Benzodiazepine Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient & PHP Rehabs

Benzodiazepine Treatment: Inpatient, Outpatient & PHP Rehabs

Benzodiazepine Addiction Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that include commonly prescribed substances such as Xanax and Klonopin. Benzodiazepines are different from each other regarding the specific symptoms they treat and whether they’re short-, medium-, or...

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Benzodiazepine Detox & Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline & Centers

Benzodiazepine Detox & Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline & Centers

The Effects of Benzodiazepines Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that are most frequently prescribed as short-term treatments for anxiety and panic disorders. They may also be prescribed to treat insomnia in the short-term as well. Benzodiazepines are among the...

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Benzodiazepine Addiction: Use, Symptoms of Abuse and Statistics

Benzodiazepine Addiction: Use, Symptoms of Abuse and Statistics

What Are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a certain class of drugs that are among the most commonly prescribed psychiatric medications. More than 15 specific benzodiazepines are approved for use by the FDA, and they are used to relieve anxiety and panic disorders,...

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