Opioid And Benzodiazepine Overdoses Continue To Climb


Attention to America’s drug epidemic is usually focused mostly on overdose deaths from opioids, and for good reason. Though heroin and prescription painkillers are a problem, deaths resulting from benzodiazepine overdoses have been increasing. Benzodiazepines are a class of sedatives that include Valium, Xanax and Klonopin. An estimated 1 in 20 United States adults fills a…

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