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Sedative Drug Overview

What Is a Sedative? Along with stimulants and opioids, sedatives are a class of substances with both medical and nonmedical uses. Different sedative agents may also be known by other...

What Is the Withdrawal Timeline for Gabapentin?

Gabapentin is a medication that is prescribed for partial seizures, postherpetic neuralgia, and other neuropathic pain conditions. In more recent years, there has been a growing concern that the medication...

What are the Long-Term Effects of Gabapentin?

For many people, gabapentin is a simple anti-seizure drug they take to help them with their epilepsy and neuropathic pain. For a number of other people, gabapentin becomes a psychological...

What are the Signs of Gabapentin Abuse?

In December 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy noted that prescriptions for gabapentin (sold as Neurontin) had been prescribed more frequently than the 9 million prescriptions for oxycodone, one of...

Long-Term Effects of Klonopin

Klonopin is the brand name for clonazepam, a benzodiazepine medication prescribed to stop panic attacks, manage anxiety disorders, treat insomnia, and reduce the risk of seizures for people with seizure disorders...

Why Is Valium Addictive?

Valium is the brand name for a popular benzodiazepine, diazepam. The drug was approved in 1963 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the generic version was approved in 1985. Like other...

How Long Does Lorazepam Stay in Your System?

Lorazepam is the generic name for a benzodiazepine medication sold under the brand name Ativan. This medication is prescribed to treat anxiety, including anxiety associated with depression and panic disorders. It is sometimes...

What is GHB?

GHB, or gamma-hydroxybutyric acid, is a central nervous system depressant drug that is synthesized illegally in laboratories and illicitly distributed in clear liquid or white powder form as a “club...

Are Sober Homes a Threat to Nevada Neighborhoods?

As more people develop an opiate addiction, more treatment programs are needed to help them overcome the disorder. Across the country, states are fighting to keep up with demand, and...

Health Concerns of Prolonged Valium Abuse

Valium, made from the generic diazepam, is a benzodiazepine used to treat anxiety, sleep issues, restless leg syndrome, muscle spasms, and other medical problems. It’s also often given to patients...

How Can Doctor-Prescribed Valium Lead to an Addiction?

Many people still assumed that prescription medications are generally safe because they’re given out by doctors. National surveys have found that people even consider them to be safe to abuse...

How Long Does Valium Withdrawal Last?

Valium is one of the original medications to come out of the benzodiazepine class of drugs.It’s often prescribed to people to take before they go in for surgery or another...

Valium Abuse: What Are The Side Effects of Valium

Valium was the first brand name ever given to the drug diazepam, a sedative of the benzodiazepine class that’s used for various health issues, such as insomnia, anxiety disorders, restless...

Are There Health Risks of Long-Term Ativan Use?

Ativan is a drug in the benzodiazepine class – a group of drugs including Xanax and Valium that are often used to treat anxiety and panic disorders, sleep issues, and...

How Difficult Is Ativan Withdrawal?

As a benzodiazepine like Valium and Xanax, Ativan is addictive and can cause withdrawal symptoms if taken for too long. People tend to assume that prescription medications are all around...

What Are the Physical and Psychological Signs of Ativan Abuse?

Ativan, a well-known brand name for lorazepam, is a medication used to treat anxiety, insomnia, active seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and nausea related to chemotherapy.  This drug belongs to a group...

Klonopin Withdrawal Timeline: Symptoms & Detox Options

Klonopin (clonazepam) is a common brand name for the generic medication clonazepam. It belongs to a class of drugs referred to as benzodiazepines. Klonopin is most often used to treat anxiety and...

Adverse Side Effects of Klonopin Abuse

Klonopin is part of a class of drugs referred to as benzodiazepines (benzos), more commonly called tranquilizers.  This is due to the fact that they depress the central nervous system, relaxing the body...

Observing the Signs of a Klonopin Addiction

The tranquilizer Klonopin, known by the generic name clonazepam, is a medication used to treat panic disorder and certain types of seizure disorders.1 What Type of Drug Is Klonopin? Klonopin...

What Are the Effects of Taking Too Much GHB?

GHB, which is short for 4-hydroxybutanoic acid, is a psychoactive drug characterized by depressant effects, euphoria, increased libido, lowered inhibitions, memory loss, and increased capacity for empathy. It is sometimes...

Concerns of Barbiturate Abuse

Barbiturates are class of drugs that have the effect of depressing, or slowing down, the functions of the central nervous system.  They are often referred to as CNS depressants, and they...

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