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As dangerous as opioids – Benzo overprescription becoming a crisis

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According to the Lown Institute, "Like opioids, long-term benzo use can create dependence. But the excruciating side effects and dehabilitating withdrawal symptoms from benzos are even worse than opioids, experts say. And advocates stress that most people dealing with withdrawal symptoms were not abusing benzos but were taking them as prescribed by a doctor."

This article discusses benzo addiction and the problems caused by overprescription.

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addiction, Benzodiazepines, Benzos, Crisis, Misuse, Opioids, prescription pills