Withdrawal

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Abuse of Benzodiazepine

What are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, belong to the tranquilizer category of medications. Recognizable names include Valium and Xanax. These medications act to slow down the central nervous system, inducing sedation, muscle relaxation, and reduced anxiety levels. Often prescribed for conditions such as anxiety or insomnia, they rank among the most frequently […]

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Benzo Withdrawal: What Are the Symptoms and How Long Do They Last?

Benzodiazepines (commonly known as “benzos”) can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions. This includes anxiety and panic disorders, alcohol use disorder, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). But in many cases, experts recommend limiting benzo use to just a few weeks. This is partly because long-term benzo use has been associated with negative effects,

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As dangerous kratom products go unregulated, lobbyists write the laws

Upstart companies around the country sell crushed kratom leaf, providing no clear dosing instructions or warnings about potential dangers. They don’t have to. As medical examiners log an increasing number of overdoses involving kratom across Florida and elsewhere, the industry has largely operated without government constraints or safety measures that could help protect consumers. Florida

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Martin County Sheriff’s Office seizes largest fentanyl load in county’s history

Jeffry Ezequiel Gonzalez-Ortiz, 30, Yelson Daniel Alvarez-Ortiz, 26 and Carlos Antonio Almonte-Melo, 36, face 25 years in prison. Three men from New York were arrested Wednesday after, deputies say, they transported 10,000 fentanyl pills with a street value of $300,000. “When I walked up to that car and saw that bag, which turned out to

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