Addictive Drugs

Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines: The ‘Other’ American Drug Crisis

Experts call it ”our other prescription drug problem.”  Like opioids, it can kill and lead to addiction. “It” is benzodiazepine drugs, prescribed to help anxiety and insomnia. While the opioid epidemic has received much attention, the benzodiazepine problem has not, says Anna Lembke, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and chief of addiction medicine at the …

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Autopsy report says football player died of opioid overdose

Autopsy report says football player died of opioid overdose

Medical examiners say a Northern Arizona University offensive lineman died of an opioid overdose. Authorities found Malik Noshi unresponsive in his Flagstaff home on July 7. An autopsy report released Tuesday listed the cause of death as acute fentanyl intoxication and the manner as accidental. It also said Noshi had recently used cocaine and had …

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Benzodiazepine Addiction: Symptoms and Signs

Benzodiazepines belong to the prescription sedative class of drugs. Although benzodiazepines have a calming effect, they are highly addictive, and a person who abuses them faces a host of symptoms. Some of the physical, psychological, and behavioral symptoms of benzodiazepine abuse include: Weakness Blurred vision Drowsiness Poor judgment or thinking Doctor shopping Asking friends, family, …

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Signs of Xanax Addiction

Xanax (alprazolam) is a type of benzodiazepine, or central nervous system (CNS) depressant, prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Xanax comes with a high potential for addiction, even when taken as prescribed, because tolerance to benzodiazepines occurs quickly. Due to the increased risk for addiction, it is important to know possible signs of Xanax …

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4 dead, at least a dozen hospitalized after mass overdose in Georgia

The Georgia Department of Public Health said as of Wednesday morning, six more overdose cases possibly related to fake Percocet were reported. None of these cases have been confirmed as overdoses related to the street drugs. Georgia Poison Center is currently working with the hospitals and gathering more information to determine whether these additional cases are …

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Tiger Woods told police after his DUI charge that he has prescriptions for 4 drugs — here's what they do

Tiger Woods told police after his DUI charge that he has prescriptions for 4 drugs — here’s what they do Police arrested and charged Tiger Woods was with DUI at 3 a.m. on Monday morning, citing “an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications.” The police report indicated that Woods was found asleep in his car while …

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