Benzodiazepine Addiction & Recovery

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Benzodiazepine Addiction & Recovery Benzodiazepines (“benzos”) are psychoactive drugs that are widely prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Some of the most common benzodiazepines include Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), Ativan (lorazepam), Rohypnol (flunitrazepam), Dalmane (flurazepam), and Librium (chlordiazepoxide). Benzodiazepines work by enhancing the effect of a neurochemical called gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA). This enhanced GABA activity results in sedative, sleep-inducing, muscle relaxing, anti-anxiety, and anticonvulsant effects, similar to the effects of alcohol. But benzodiazepines are NOT a long-term […]