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The Other Prescription Drug Problem: ‘Benzos’ Like Valium and Xanax

Article from Healthline by Temma Ehrenfeld

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In her article Temma Ehrenfeld says, "We’ve heard plenty about the opioid epidemic. But there’s another less recognized prescription drug problem: benzodiazepines like Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. While doctors are prescribing fewer painkillers, prescriptions for these anti-anxiety drugs are still going up."

This article discusses the dangers of benzos and how they are often being overprescribed leading to abuse. 

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addiction, Benzos, prescription pills, Valium, Xanax