Support Groups for Xanax Addiction

Xanax is a prescription drug most commonly used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.  It can be highly addictive. Often, addiction to the drug is completely unintentional. The addict often is unaware that they are becoming addicted to the drug. Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms Once the user decides to face his addiction, the first step of […]

How Does Lorazepam Addiction Affect the Brain?

While the physical signs of lorazepam addiction are typically noticed first, the mental and psychological effects are most long-lasting. As a benzodiazepine (a psychoactive drug family of depressants) lorazepam can be used to treat anxiety. Anxiety and other psychological disorders are caused by an excessive amount of nerve activity in the brain. Lorazepam works by stimulating […]

What Is the Law Regarding Alprazolam and Why?

Gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the central nervous system that regulates neuronal excitability. The benzodiazepine-class medication alprazolam, which is chemically similar to the neurotransmitter, binds to GABA receptor sites increasing their efficiency and the frequency of synaptic transmissions. The tranquilizing effects of alprazolam make the drug effective in treating anxiety disorders and […]

Four Steps to Take after Recovering from an Overdose

An overdose can be a sign to evaluate your drug use and begin to take action. An overdose is not something to hide or bury under continued drug use. If you have experienced an lorazepam overdose, you are not alone. The Centers for Disease Control shares, “In 2013, of the 43,982 drug overdose deaths in […]

Can Alprazolam Cause Sleep Terrors?

Alprazolam (also known by its brand name Xanax) is a drug in a group of drugs called benzodiazepines, which enhance chemicals in the brain and central nervous system (CNS) to produce a calming effect. These drugs are prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder. Alprazolam works […]