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?
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), … Continue reading Benzodiazepines and Opioids
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
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 … Continue reading Questions to Ask your doctor when he/she prescribes an opioid, benzodiazepine, antidepressant, stimulant, antipsychotic, or other dangerous medication
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
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 … Continue reading DRUGGED-UP & DUMBED-DOWN – The Dangers of Psychiatric Drugs
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 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 … Continue reading Doctors Told of Patients’ Opioid Overdose Deaths Less Likely to Prescribe the Drugs
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?