benzo overdose

Overdose Prevention and Addiction Treatment
January 4, 2020

What to Do When Someone Overdoses

It’s a thought that everyone impacted by addiction has had before. What do you do when someone overdoses? Worse yet, what is…

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librium and alcohol
December 26, 2019

The Dangers of Mixing Librium and Alcohol

A powerful prescription benzodiazepine medication, Librium helps manage anxiety. The brand-name for chlordiazepoxide, Librium can, in some cases, help individuals manage alcohol…

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Opioid Addiction and Overdose
October 7, 2019

CNN’s This is Life with Lisa Ling Examines Benzo Crisis in the United States

Last night CNN’s This Is Life with Lisa Ling examined the scope, origins and impact of the benzodiazepine (benzo) crisis in America….

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Cooperation between ERs and Treatment Centers
February 22, 2019

The Disconnect: Can Better Cooperation between ERs and Treatment Centers Improve Odds for Drug Overdose Survivors?

So many have us have been there: it’s 3:30 in the morning and we get a frantic call or text telling us…

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American overdose reach over 72000 in 2017.
August 16, 2018

American Overdose Deaths Reach Another Record High in 2017

It’s the news no one wanted to hear but many knew was coming. Preliminary data on American overdose deaths has yielded a…

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Recovery Unplugged Treatment Center Benzos: The Lesser-Discussed Prescription Addiction Threat
December 16, 2016

Benzos: The Lesser-Discussed Prescription Addiction Threat

As more and more Americans either die or transition to heroin as a result of opioid addiction, an increasing amount of attention and institutional resources are being directed toward prevention and treatment. This infusion of help could not come at a more urgent time, as opioid addiction continues to be among the most dominant public health threats facing the United States. There is also, however, another class of commonly abused prescriptions that, on a global scale, is a leading cause of overdose from recreational drug use: benzodiazepines. These drugs are powerful sedatives commonly used to treat sleep disorders and anxiety-related mental illness….

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