Benzos: the other prescription drug epidemic

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

While national attention is focused on the abuse of narcotics like opioids, massive increases in prescriptions and illegal use of benzodiazepines is going unnoticed.  “Benzos” are in a class called sedative/hypnotics. Three of the benzodiazepine...

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38% of US Adults on Opioids

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

A new report indicates that nearly 92 million American adults used prescription opioids in 2015, with over 11 million of them having misused them and nearly 2 million addicted. The results came from a government survey of over 72,000 individu...

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A Path to the Dark Side

  • © Moira Dolan, MD

Children prescribed narcotics are more likely to become adult drug abusers, according to a new study conducted at University of Michigan. Teens prescribed opioid pain relievers were followed until they were age 23. Teens who were ever on a prescripti...

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