When Rachel Ziegler was 22, her doctor prescribed 0.5 mg of Xanax once a day to treat generalized anxiety and panic attacks. “I don’t recall ever discussing a potential stopping point,” says Ziegler, who works as a chemistry-lab technician at the University of Illinois, “but I do remember asking her if I would become addicted.” … Continue reading Are Benzos (Benzodiazepines) the Next “Opioid” Crisis?
I am posting the article below for those of you who insist on benzo tapering on your own - despite the risks of VERY SERIOUS, EVEN FATAL SIDE EFFECTS. You truly need to be tapered in a medically supervised setting (hospital or detox facility) by a board certified addictions medical doctor. That all said, I … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)
A profoundly sad story from abroad; however, it is certainly happening here in the US as well. ~NationalAddictionNews.com Kyle Remzi, a computer science student at Essex University, died aged 20 after an overdose in 2017 At least 204 deaths have been linked to the misuse of anxiety drug Xanax in the UK since 2015, figures … Continue reading ‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths
I want to preface this article today by saying that I don't blog for any other purpose but to bring awareness in a very dangerous time when big pharma, prescription drugs and extremely bad health advice is out there. After my own near death from a massive opioid overdose on 5/10/2008, I have been tirelessly … Continue reading Mom Says ‘Zoloft Abducted Our Child And Killed Her’
As public health officials tackle opioid addiction and overdoses, another class of prescription drugs has been contributing to a growing number of deaths across the United States. Benzodiazepines, such as Valium and Xanax, are commonly prescribed for anxiety and insomnia. The drugs are also highly addictive and can be fatal, especially when combined with alcohol … Continue reading Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise
Psychiatrists can’t predict what adverse side effects you might experience because not one of them knows how their drugs work. Psychotropic drugs are increasingly being exposed as chemical toxins with the power to kill. Psychiatrists claim their drugs save lives, but according to their own studies, psychotropic drugs can double the risk of suicide. And … Continue reading Psychiatric Drugs Destroy Lives & Kill
Older male doctors in the South and in rural western states are prescribing the most sedatives and opioids to seniors, according to a new University of Michigan (U-M) study. And those receiving the drugs are more often than not less educated, from areas with lower incomes and at higher risk for suicide. States with the … Continue reading Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids
Melissa Ellis, now 24, started using Xanax when she was in high school. Nationwide, treatment experts say they’re seeing a surge in Xanax use disorders among adolescents and young adults. BALTIMORE — Teen drug use during the summer often goes unnoticed. It’s when school starts and students nod off in class, exchange pills in the … Continue reading Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging
A typical scenario is going to your doctor with some type of pain, anxiety, or mood issues. He (or she) gives you a few brief moments to describe what's going on and then offers you Vicodin, Klonopin, and/or an antidepressant. The entire scenario exists in the space of about 30 seconds. You happily leave the … Continue reading How Much Time Did Your Doctor Spend Informing You About The Probability of Addiction, Organ Damage & Premature Death BEFORE He Gave You Your First Opioid, Benzo, or Antidepressant?
NEVER Blindly Trust Your Doctor. Be 99% Of Your Own Medical Care By Working Together As A Team Where YOU Do Your Due Diligence And Research, Research, Research! ~ NationalAddictionNews Story at-a-glance Drug overdoses are the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Opioids are responsible for nearly two-thirds of these … Continue reading This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold