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This article says we have a new epidemic and it's Xanax and Valium: https://consumer.healthday.com/mental-health-information-25/addiction-news-6/xanax-valium-looking-like-america-s-next-drug-crisis-731359.html
"Use of these drugs has become too casual in modern society" - so true! Why are rappers and pop artists singing about doing Xanax? Benzodiazepines are prescribed to treat a variety of conditions, including anxiety, insomnia and seizures. Not really a party drug... yet: Prescriptions for benzodiazepines increased by 67 percent between 1996 and 2013, from 8.1 million to 13.5 million. The quantities of drugs obtained with these prescriptions more than tripled during that same period, the researchers said.
As a result, more people are becoming addicted to benzodiazepines and falling victim to overdose. Overdoses involving the drugs multiplied sevenfold between 1999 and 2015, increasing from 1,135 to 8,791 deaths.