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Opioid Prescription, no benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines

The first benzodiazepine was chlordiazepoxide and it was introduced in 1960 to treat insomnia, general anxiety disorder (GAD), seizures, and alcohol withdrawal and panic attacks.  Benzodiazepines work by enhancing the effect of the neurotransmitter GABA. The drugs contain chemicals that aid in the calming effect already produced by...

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Rise in Overdoses

People are starting to notice a problem. It’s hard not to notice the “heroin crisis,” when celebrities like Philip Seymour Hoffman overdose. It’s hard for parents to ignore when news reports tell us that high school students are helping each other shoot up in school...

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