In addition to the medical care, someone abusing these drugs often requires social support and help in finding housing and employment. Apr 1, Issue. Want to use this article elsewhere? Mind, Medicine, and Misdiagnosis. It can include both a physical dependence as well as a psychological dependence and is typified by a withdrawal syndrome upon a fall in blood plasma levels of benzodiazepines, e.
J Int Med Res. John's Wort Hypericum perforatum: On the other hand, oxazepam Seraxclorazepate Tranxene and chlordiazepoxide appear to have lower reinforcing effects than other benzodiazepines. It is believed that this is largely because men typically turned to alcohol to cope with stress and women to prescription drugs.
Alprazolam is effective in the relief of moderate to severe anxiety and panic attacks.
Please help by moving some material from it into the body of the article. Smaller groups include patients escalating their dosage to higher levels and drug misusers as well. Retrieved 21 December The results of the Dutch study reported Benzodiazepines have also been used as a "date rape" drug because they can markedly impair and even abolish functions that normally allow a person to resist or even want to resist sexual aggression or assault.
To the extent that nonmedical alprazolam use exists, evidence suggests that the vast majority of such use is the consequence of the inappropriate prescribing of the medication by a small number of physicians. It also means that tolerance of one drug will result in tolerance of another similarly-acting drug. Retrieved 14 February Alprazolamavailable under the trade name Xanaxis a potentshort-acting benzodiazepine anxiolytic —a minor tranquilizer.
Blood samples, ECGs, and chest x-rays may be obtained if there is concern that you may have taken other dangerous drugs. Withdrawal symptoms can persist for quite some time after discontinuing benzodiazepines.
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