Benzodiazepines: Another Prescription Drug Problem

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By Chloe Reichel, Journalist’s Resource

Original Source: the fix

Even taking benzodiazepines in adherence to a prescribing physician’s instructions can lead to dependence.

May 30, 2019
This tip sheet, originally published in 2018, has been updated to include more recent statistics and additional information.

Benzodiazepines, a class of anti-anxiety drugs, are commonly-prescribed medications with the potential for abuse, addiction and overdose. Sound familiar? The parallels to the opioid epidemic are apparent; some physicians have taken to calling it “our other prescription drug problem” as they warn of potential dangers.

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