Xanax and Valium Looking Like America's Next Drug Crisis

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.



  • I believe this. Song lyrics about taking xannies and bars are really common now

  • I remember when xanax was the DOC for bored housewives and now it seems like the new trendy thing to abuse. 67% increase is huge, thx for sharing

  • Especially among heroin addicts. Besides meth or coke, benzos are the next big choice to mix with heroin. Which is superrrr dangerous, it’s like an overdose in a pill for heroin addicts. Benzos have been a party drug for longer than you would think. People were dropping Xanax bars into lean like 10 years ago
  • OMG, just thinking about mixing benzos + heroin sounds like a perfect concoction for a death.

  • oh it for sure is, I hear about so many over doses caused by it

  • I thought Xanax was big in the late 80's/early 90's. Everything is throwback and remakes lately I suppose

  • I was prescribed Ativan for horrific anxiety. Doctor never mentioned how addictive it is. Needless to say, I am now dependent on this evil drug and I want off. Cant quit cold turkey. Does anyone know of a good place to get detoxed off this crap? I would like to find someplace where they know what they're doing within a 500 mile radius. I live in Alabama.
  • My name is Harold Williams I started a website called Real Talk addictions and I preach my about my 35 years of imprisons rehabs and drug abuse I'll be clean two years now and I want to let you all know that I'm here to help eat I preach about my life on live Facebook feeds YouTube....it's called real life addictions if you want a TuneIn you could look at my Facebook God bless everyone.
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  • Xanax is a commonly used prescription drug belonging to benzodiazepine family and thus much available to people. Valium is a brand name the drug diazepam is sold under. Like Xanax, it belongs to benzodiazepine drug family. It is commonly prescribed for the treatment of anxiety, panic disorder and muscle spasms. In some cases, it is also used during the treatment of alcoholism. So can be available easily. https://www.addictionrehabcenters.com/drug-addiction/xanax-abuse-addiction/

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