Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment in New York
Benzodiazepine (BZD) addiction is a growing problem in the United States. BZDs are commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia and panic disorders. These drugs can be highly addictive and lead to serious side effects when used long-term or abused.
The most common ways people become addicted to benzodiazepines include taking them as prescribed by their doctor, using someone else’s prescription or buying them from friends or strangers on the street. It isn’t uncommon for users to combine these medications with other substances like alcohol, marijuana and opioids. This combination can increase the risk of overdose even further than either drug taken alone would have done on its own. Because these drugs are so widely available, it’s hard to know who might be abusing them or how widespread this problem really is across the country; but experts estimate that nearly 4 million Americans may be misusing benzos each year.
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