Benzodiazepines – America’s Next Big Drug Problem?

While the nation has been focused on the recent opioid crisis, prescriptions for anti-anxiety drugs/benzodiazepines have also been going up. Like painkillers, “benzos” are meant to be a temporary solution to a problem, yet doctors often allow their patients to stay on them for years. “People who use benzos regularly over months or years risk … Read more

The Opioid Crisis Is Turning Into A Cocaine Crisis

Deaths from cocaine, after holding steady for many years, increased an alarming 52% between 2015 and 2016, according to the CDC, with the trend continuing in the most recent federal data. The stimulant is now killing approximately 13,000 people a year, on track to rival painkiller pills and heroin. Although researchers don’t fully understand why … Read more