As part of the prescription sedative class of drugs, benzodiazepines are used to treat a variety of medical conditions, including anxiety, panic disorder, seizures, and insomnia. Sometimes referred to as “benzos,” benzodiazepines are known for being highly addictive and causing particularly dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Commonly abused drugs in this class include Xanax, Ativan, Valium, Klonopin, and Librium.

Current research estimates that 2.1 percent of the population misuses benzodiazepines. These medications are particularly dangerous when combined with prescription opioids. More than 30 percent of opioid-related overdoses also involved benzodiazepines.

With the growing risk of addiction, it’s important to fully understand the effects and facts behind these highly addictive medications. See below for more details on commonly abused benzodiazepines and how to seek treatment for addiction:

Librium Addiction


Signs of Librium Addiction
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Valium Addiction


Valium (Diazepam) Overdose: What Are The Signs?
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Klonopin Addiction


The Effect Of Klonopin On The Brain
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Ativan Addiction


Why Ativan Addiction is Dangerous and Warrants Treatment
Ativan is a prescription medication in the class of benzodiazepines

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