What are benzos and are they addictive?

What are benzos and are they addictive? Benzodiazepines, also referred to as benzos, are a class of agents that work on the central nervous system, acting selectively on gamma-aminobutyric acid-A (GABA-A) receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that inhibits or reduces the activity of nerve cells (neurons) within the brain. Benzodiazepines open GABA-activated…

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Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers (Data Provided)

Drug Overdose Deaths Hit Record Numbers (for full data, see attachment at end of article) Drug overdose deaths have continued with a steady increase in recent years, while the opioid crisis shifts from taking lives with painkillers like oxycodone to more lethal compounds like heroin and fentanyl, new data show. Overall, the rate of fatal…

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Why heroin detox is crucial to a successful recovery

Why heroin detox is crucial to a successful recovery It is no secret that this country is plagued with an opiate epidemic. Over dose deaths are steadily increasing, and treatment centers all over are full. Heroin abuse is killing millions of our loved ones. Treatment for heroin addiction is strongly recommended. Overcoming drug addiction is…

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