Antidepressant Withdrawal Feels Like Circles of Hell

Stopping anti-anxiety agents or antidepressants suddenly is a mistake. Sertraline withdrawal can cause “brain zaps.” Is there a better way? Doctors have been prescribing tranquilizers and anti-anxiety agents for centuries. Antidepressants are more recent. They weren’t discovered until the 1950s. When a doctor prescribes anxiolytics or antidepressants, does he or she envision the patient taking it forever? Many of these head drugs are hellishly difficult … Continue reading Antidepressant Withdrawal Feels Like Circles of Hell

Withdrawal Results from Refusal to Renew Alprazolam

Over 5 million people take alprazolam (Xanax) for anxiety. If a doctor does not renew alprazolam prescriptions he can trigger some very nasty symtoms! A caller to our syndicated radio show complained about Xanax withdrawal decades ago. She wanted to stop taking this anti-anxiety agent. When she discontinued the drug, though, she felt awful. She did not want to renew alprazolam prescriptions, but her anxiety returned with … Continue reading Withdrawal Results from Refusal to Renew Alprazolam

Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

In a recent paper, researchers say that a class of drugs called benzodiazepines that can help treat anxiety and insomnia may lead to dangerous addiction. The research was conducted by a team at Yale University. Anxiety as a medical condition has plagued human beings for centuries. Previous research has shown that benzodiazepines could help treat anxiety that previously didn’t respond to any other treatments and … Continue reading Popular Sleep & Anxiety Drug Causes Addiction

Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

We’ve compiled the following list of addiction statistics from several verified sources to help educate you. Addiction is a big problem throughout the world, with a lot of people battling various forms of the disease. Because of addiction’s prevalence in the world today, it has become necessary to know the various forms this problem takes and the effects these substances have on us.  When measuring addiction, it’s … Continue reading Staggering! As We Come to the Close of 2019, Here are 42 Mind Blowing Facts about Addiction

Are Benzos (Benzodiazepines) the Next “Opioid” Crisis?

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.” Ziegler says her doctor minimized the risk, telling her, “Oh, … Continue reading Are Benzos (Benzodiazepines) the Next “Opioid” Crisis?

Benzodiazepines and Opioids

More than 30 percent of overdoses involving opioids also involve benzodiazepines, a type of prescription sedative commonly prescribed for anxiety or to help with insomnia. Benzodiazepines (sometimes called “benzos”) work to calm or sedate a person, by raising the level of the inhibitory neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. Common benzodiazepines include diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), and clonazepam (Klonopin), among others. Every day, more than 115 … Continue reading Benzodiazepines and Opioids

3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

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 am putting this article here so that you might have … Continue reading 3 Tips for Tapering Benzodiazepines or Sleep Meds (hypnotics)

‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths

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 seen by the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire programme reveal. Of these, … Continue reading ‘Xanax’ linked to more than 200 deaths

Questions to Ask your doctor when he/she prescribes an opioid, benzodiazepine, antidepressant, stimulant, antipsychotic, or other dangerous medication

ALL medications have dangers… I mean ALL.  I have prepared a list for my readers of questions you need to print out and take with you to your doctor – each and every single time you visit him or her.  Medication, whether it be a dangerous opioid or any other medication is a major commitment and a foreign chemical substance to your body.  Anything and … Continue reading Questions to Ask your doctor when he/she prescribes an opioid, benzodiazepine, antidepressant, stimulant, antipsychotic, or other dangerous medication

Psychiatric Drugs Destroy Lives & Kill

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 long-term use has been proven to create a lifetime of … Continue reading Psychiatric Drugs Destroy Lives & Kill

DRUGGED-UP & DUMBED-DOWN – The Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

In the news, it’s all too common to encounter a story of a horrific crime that leaves you wondering how someone could ever commit such an act. Many times, it turns out the perpetrator was taking psychiatric drugs – a trend that is especially common among mass shooters. Why are so many people taking psychiatric drugs these days, and are we becoming a drugged-up nation? … Continue reading DRUGGED-UP & DUMBED-DOWN – The Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs

Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

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 hallways and fail tests that the truth becomes apparent. This … Continue reading Teen Xanax Abuse Is Surging

Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs

A new study finds doctors who were informed of their patients’ deaths from prescription opioids were less likely to prescribe the drugs for new patients. The doctors also issued fewer high-dose prescriptions over the next three months, compared with doctors who did not receive a letter informing them of patient overdose deaths, according to The Washington Post. In total, there was almost a 10 percent reduction … Continue reading Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs

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?

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 office, after you pay your bill, and zoom over to … 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?

This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

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 deaths, but benzodiazepine (“benzos”) overdoses are also on the rise … Continue reading This Common Drug Combo Raises Your Risk of Lethal Overdose Fivefold

Exclusive: Trump Privately Talks Up Executing All Big Drug Dealers

In Singapore, the death penalty is mandatory for drug trafficking offenses. And President Trump loves it. He’s been telling friends for months that the country’s policy to execute drug traffickers is the reason its drug consumption rates are so low. “He says that a lot,” said a source who’s spoken to Trump at length about the subject. “He says, ‘When I ask the prime minister of … Continue reading Exclusive: Trump Privately Talks Up Executing All Big Drug Dealers

It’s Time to Put Benzos To Sleep!

Before you begin reading this article, let’s name a few of the most common Benzos prescribed. There are more than are listed here.  The most prescribed are: alprazolam (Xanax) clobazam (Onfi) clonazepam (Klonopin) clorazepate (Tranxene) chlordiazepoxide (Librium) diazepam (Valium) estazolam (Prosom) lorazepam (Ativan) DEAN812/FLICKR 870 “Bernard also laughed; after two grams of soma the joke seemed, for some reason, good. Laughed and then, almost immediately, … Continue reading It’s Time to Put Benzos To Sleep!