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

‘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

Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

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 or opioids. In the latest sign of the drug’s impact, the … Continue reading Overdose Deaths Tied to Antianxiety Drugs Like Xanax, Klonopin, Valium & Others Continue to Rise

Prominent Psychiatrist Speaks Frankly as to Why Antidepressants Are So Dangerous

When one of the world’s leading psychiatrist issues such a severe warning about antidepressants, we should probably listen. In 1994 Dr. Allen Francis chaired the committee that assembled the DSM-IV, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which is sometimes referred to as the bible of mental health. In a recent interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Dr. Francis addresses the very real problem with antidepressant addiction, … Continue reading Prominent Psychiatrist Speaks Frankly as to Why Antidepressants Are So Dangerous

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

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

Psychiatrist Says: More Psychiatry Means More Shootings

   Dr Peter Breggin, MD (Psychiatrist) By Peter Breggin, MD February 26, 2018 In late September 2016, a few days after Nikolas Cruz turned 18 and became old enough to buy a gun, the Department of Children and Families sent one or more investigators to Cruz’s home. The Department had been alerted by posts on Snapchat where the young man talked crazily about cutting himself and asked … Continue reading Psychiatrist Says: More Psychiatry Means More Shootings

Autopsy Shows Las Vegas Shooter Was Taking Benzos

Just a preface to the article below…  ALL addictive drugs, without exception, carry the ability to cause actions in the body that are completely opposite to the drug’s original intent.  In other words benzodiazepines can cause severe agitation and psychosis – without warning – causing an event, such as a mass murder spree,  to occur.  Drugs such as opioids increase pain after being on them … Continue reading Autopsy Shows Las Vegas Shooter Was Taking Benzos

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!

Benzodiazepine Abuse Causes, Statistics, Addiction Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects

What are Benzodiazepines? For those of you who are unaware of what Benzodiazepines are and may even be unaware that you’re taking them, here are a few names you may be familiar with.  These are, by no means, a complete list as there are many brands and generics.  These are just a few common ones: alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR) clobazam (Onfi) clonazepam (Klonopin) clorazepate (Tranxene) chlordiazepoxide … Continue reading Benzodiazepine Abuse Causes, Statistics, Addiction Signs, Symptoms & Side Effects

Dereck Merrill survives drug overdose, vegetative state

Dereck Merrill was severely injured by a drug overdose. Some doctors suggested it was time to pull the plug, but his family saw something. Kim Muncy’s 25-year-old son lay on an emergency room table, unresponsive and unconscious. A drug addict who had overdosed on opiates and benzodiazepines, Dereck Merrill was not likely to make it out of a vegetative state. If he lived at all. … Continue reading Dereck Merrill survives drug overdose, vegetative state

Benzos Are LETHAL & Withdrawal is Worse then ANY Other Drug!

by Dr. Jennifer Leigh, Psy.D. Benzo Awareness Is Coming Of Age Alexander Zaitchik shoved the dangers of benzodiazepine into the spotlight with his edgy article “Is It Bedtime For Benzos?” re-published by the Huffington Post, June 25, 2015. I’m over the moon that benzo awareness is coming of age. But the whole benzo story needs to be told, not just the bullet points and interviews … Continue reading Benzos Are LETHAL & Withdrawal is Worse then ANY Other Drug!

Why do you need HELP NOW for your Rx Drug Addiction?

Why come to ToGiveYouHope.com for Online Help with your Rx Drug Addiction? Affordability: We will work with you for a donation of any size whatsoever. No one should ever have to die from an addiction simply because they can’t pay! Our only reason for any donation at all is Accountability; we have found that if you don’t pay something, whether it be a product or … Continue reading Why do you need HELP NOW for your Rx Drug Addiction?

The Hidden Dangers of Benzodiazepines

There is a brand spankin’ new and uplifiting social community exclusively dedicated to prescription drug addiction. If you want to completely recover… offer your expertise… ask questions… write a blog… lead your own group… discuss causes and solutions, remember someone you’ve lost to an accidental overdose, discuss chronic pain… and on and on and on. It’s a great place to come to about this #1 … Continue reading The Hidden Dangers of Benzodiazepines

Today’s Word on Benzodiazepines

Valium, Xanax, Librium, Ativan, and Klonopin have become as common as over the counter household aspirin, and are all too often prescribed for more than 90 days by doctors who either want you coming back (money money money $$$) to renew your Rx each month, OR, because they are simply uneducated and ignorant in addiction and too apathetic to do their due diligence in research. My close … Continue reading Today’s Word on Benzodiazepines