“Benzodiazepine” is not a word that is particularly common in the news. It has too many syllables and seems too scientific to be threatening. But as America becomes the most heavily medicated nation in the world, we are all becoming increasingly familiar with the term. We mostly know benzos by their brand names, all of which have popped up in the news over the years, touted as both miracle cures for psychiatric ailments and as dangerous drugs responsible for rising body counts.
As of 2010, the number of annual benzodiazepine-related unintentional deaths overtook cocaine and heroin. Benzodiazepines are still commonly prescribed in the United States, as the opinion of the medical community is that their efficacy still outweighs the potential risk of addiction, overdose, or abuse â€“ yet three of the top 20 most-abused prescription drugs of 2013 were benzos.
In this free eBook, you will find detailed information on the perils of benzodiazepine addiction, as well as advice and recommendations on how to select the best medically supervised treatment options. Download now to find out how to end you or a loved one’s struggle with addiction.