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

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

Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

Safeguard & Dispose of Your Medications Step 1: Monitor How aware are you of the quantities of prescription medication that are currently in your home? Would you know if some of your pills were missing? From this day forward, make sure you can honestly answer yes. Start by taking note of how many pills are in each of your prescription bottles or pill packets, and … Continue reading Bulletproof Your Loved Ones Against Opioids & Other Addictive Meds

Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

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 highest intensity of prescribing were Alabama, Tennessee, West Virginia, Florida … Continue reading Seniors In The Deep South And Rural Western States Prescribed Most Benzodiazepines And Opioids

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

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

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

My Addicted Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient Brokering

I have been warning you about unscrupulous doctors and big pharma for over 10 years now.  Here’s some more proof for all of you skeptics.  For those of you not dumbed down by your doctors, you may believe what I’ve been telling you. My 22-year-old son is a drug addict who has been caught up in the vicious cycle of detox, treatment and relapsing — … Continue reading My Addicted Son is Caught in the Cycle of Patient Brokering

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

Medical Care is now the Number 1 Cause of Death in the US

by Dr. Mercola The latest data on the leading causes of deathi in the United States has been released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).The report, which is based on 2010 data, lists the 10 leading causes of death as follows: Diseases of the heart Cancer Chronic lower respiratory diseases Cerebrovascular diseases (stroke) Accidents (unintentional injuries) Alzheimer’s disease Diabetes mellitus Nephritis, … Continue reading Medical Care is now the Number 1 Cause of Death in the US

What’s it like Surviving a Massive Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose?

by Dina Perkins Let me preface this article by saying that I never came close to looking for a way out of emotional or physical pain with any type of prescription drug. I began at age 11 with a doctor’s prescription.  I learned quickly over the years, that pills were the only answer available.  My parents taught me that doctors were never to be questioned, … Continue reading What’s it like Surviving a Massive Accidental Prescription Drug Overdose?