a doctor writes and fills a prescription of benzodiazepines

Most Commonly Prescribed Benzodiazepines

Benzos, or Benzodiazepines, are psychoactive sedatives. They slow down brain functionality by enhancing gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). This dulls the central nervous system to create a sense of calm. They are also highly addictive. Many people use benzos due to a prescription and develop a dependence due to the sedative effects. Due to the increasing prevalence…

side effects of benzos

Side Effects of Benzos

Each and every substance use disorder is different, and every person struggling with addiction has a different story. When it comes to benzodiazepines, people may begin using them as directed and then graduate to abuse. Others may begin acquiring them and using them without a prescription. Benzos are prescribed for people dealing with insomnia, anxiety,…

a woman looking out a window struggling with benzo abuse

Signs of Benzo Abuse

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a sedative prescribed to people to manage their anxiety and treat panic disorders, seizures, or insomnia. They are also sometimes used as an anesthetic or treat alcohol withdrawal symptoms. Their uses are valuable, but benzos can also be quite addictive. Most professionals recommend that benzodiazepines are only taken for a month…