What are benzos, and why are they so dangerous?
Benzodiazepine abuse is on the rise in the United States, and it’s posing a serious health risk to users. But what are benzos? Benzodiazepines are a medication prescribed by doctors to treat various conditions, including anxiety and mental health conditions.
5% of Americans have been prescribed benzos by their doctor, and almost 10% of Americans have reported abusing or becoming addicted to benzos. Common benzos include Xanax, Ativan, and Valium.
Hospitals and emergency rooms across the country are seeing an increase in people seeking medical attention due to the overuse of benzos. However, along with the risk of overdose, there is also a high risk of addiction and the adverse health effects of withdrawal symptoms. Therefore, when you detox from benzos, it’s always important to do it under trained medical supervision.
Benzos are not only used to treat anxiety disorders, but they are also prescribed to treat insomnia, muscle disorders, and seizures. Xanax is the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepine in the United States.
Benzo’s withdrawal symptoms include:
- Shakes and Tremors
- Depression and Mood Changes
- Increased Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
- Muscle Pain
What Is a Benzo? – Conclusion
Now you should have a clear idea about what benzos are and some of the risks associated with using them. If you, or someone you know, has a problem with benzo addiction, it’s never too late to reach out and ask for help.
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