Benzodiazepines and Addiction
What is a Benzodiazepine? Benzodiazepines are a prescription drug sedative used to treat a variety of conditions. They are classified as Schedule IV in the Controlled Substances Act. Some of the conditions that Benzodiazepine can treat include: Insomnia Anxiety Seizures Muscle tension Panic disorders When used as prescribed under the supervision of a medical professional, Benzodiazepines can be very useful in the treatment of these disorders. Many people are able to live healthy, happy lives while taking Benzodiazepines to curb the symptoms of their various conditions. However, because of the addictive nature of Benzodiazepines, a well-intentioned user can quickly escalate into someone suffering from a full blown drug addiction. You may be more familiar with Benzodiazepines’ various brand names, which include: Ativan Xanax Librium Klonopin Valium Halcion Niravam Restoril Tranxene Alprazolam Are Benzodiazepines Addictive? Benzodiazepines work on the neurotransmitter GABA (gamma-amino butyric acid) by calming the nerve impulses. This helps to calm anxiety and other panic disorders, as well as relax the user. Benzodiazepines also surge your dopamine levels, which floods your brain with the feel-good neurotransmitter. This sudden and strong wave of pleasure and euphoria can become irresistible to its users. The more you take benzodiazepines, the more tolerance you will build. This is a hallmark of addiction; needing more and more in order to achieve a high and going thr...
Publication date: September 2020Source: Social Science &Medicine, Volume 260Author(s): J.M. Bowles, L.R. Smith, S.R. Verdugo, K.D. Wagner, P.J. Davidson
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Conclusion Adolescents of relatives with SUD are at risk of developing emotional and behavioral problems. These findings reinforce the need to develop public mental health policies, which include protective interventions to adolescents living in families affected by substance use disorders.RESUMO Objetivo Investigar a associa ção entre exposição à violência doméstica e aumento do risco de problemas internalizantes e externalizantes e uso de substâncias entre adolescentes que vivem em famílias com transtorno por uso de substâncias (TUS) em uma comunidade de ...
Conclusion The evaluation of health care offered by public mental health services is an important indicator of quality and resoluteness of actions, making it possible to identify the aspects to be improved or reinforced in work processes, in order to favor better care practices in childhood and adolescence.
Conclusions We estimate a high prevalence of GAD in this population. Associations were found between GAD and health self-perceived as regular, cohabitation with four or more peopl e, history of falls and more than one hospitalization in the last year. These epidemiological data from the Family Health Strategy are important to develop further strategies for this age group that could improve the health care practice.RESUMO Objetivo Examinar a preval ência do transtorno de ansiedade generalizada (TAG) em idosos e suas associações com fatores sociodemográficos e de saúde. Métodos Estudo...
Publication date: August 2020Source: Journal of Adolescence, Volume 83Author(s): Christopher J. Mehus, Megan E. Patrick
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Publication date: Available online 13 July 2020Source: Veterinary MicrobiologyAuthor(s): Pengfei Zhang, Linyang Yu, Jianguo Dong, Yanling Liu, Leyi Zhang, Pengshuai Liang, Lei Wang, Bin Chen, Li Huang, Changxu Song
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