How Do Benzodiazepines Cause Addiction?

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Benzodiazepines are commonly used to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia and alcohol withdrawal. Benzodiazepines are classified as sedatives and hypnotics. They can be prescribed for a wide variety of ailments such as anxiety, insomnia and depression. However, some people abuse them by taking too many of them at a time or by mixing them with alcohol.

Benzodiazepines can also cause addiction which is why they have been banned in some countries like the United States and Canada. .In the United States, a person can be prosecuted for giving or selling an illegal drug to someone under the age of 21. If you are found guilty, your license to practice medicine may be suspended or revoked and you can face many other penalties like a prison sentence.

If you abuse benzodiazepines, they may cause panic attacks that can lead to death. If you consume too much of them, you may be in a situation where you cannot drive or get yourself to the health care provider. In addition, Benzodiazepines can cause alcohol and drug dependence that may lead to the withdrawal symptoms of the usage.

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