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Can You Die from Benzodiazepine Withdrawal?

Which Drugs Are Benzodiazepines? Benzodiazepines are a type of central nervous system depressant, which slow activity in the brain.1 Doctors may prescribe benzodiazepines to treat anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, and…

What Is Keppra? Can It Be Abused?

Keppra (levetiracetam is an antiepileptic or anticonvulsant drug.) Keppra comes in both an immediate-release form (Keppra) and an extended-release form (Keppra XR). Its primary use is to treat seizures in…

Can Benzodiazepines Prevent Drug Abuse, and What Are the Risks?

Benzodiazepines make up a class of prescription medications that are used to treat conditions like anxiety, panic disorder, and insomnia. Sometimes, they are also used in the treatment of seizure…

How to Wean off Xanax?

Xanax also known by its generic name alprazolam, is one of the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines. Indicated for the treatment of anxiety and panic disorders, it’s typically only used on a…

Dangers of Quitting Xanax Cold Turkey

Xanax is the brand name of the prescription benzodiazepine alprazolam and is approved for use in the management of anxiety and panic disorders. Although Xanax is considered to be a helpful…

Xanax Addiction

Xanax is likely one of the most recognizable drugs by name in the U.S. Xanax is a benzodiazepine. The benzodiazepine class of drugs has a sedative effect and can calm nerve…

Benzodiazepine Abuse in Mental Health Patients

Since the 1960s, benzodiazepine medications – also known as benzos – have been used in mental health treatment for a variety of conditions. Some of the most commonly prescribed medicines in the…