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Diazepam (Valium) Addiction and Treatment

Valium is a commonly prescribed benzodiazepine, a class of prescription sedatives that are often misused in the United States.1 In 2020, nearly 5 million Americans aged 12 or older had abused benzodiazepines (or benzos for short) like Valium within the last year.1 About 1.2 million Americans in the same age group had an addiction to […]

Alprazolam (Xanax) Addiction and Treatment

Xanax is the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepine in the United States.1 While prescription benzodiazepine misuse has declined recently, it is still a major problem.2 In 2020, nearly 5 million people aged 12 or older had misused benzodiazepines within the last year.2 And roughly 1.2 million people aged 12 or older had an addiction to prescription […]

Lorazepam (Ativan) Addiction and Treatment

In 2020, an estimated 6.6% of the U.S. population aged 12 and older (or 18.4 million people) had at least one illicit drug use disorder in the past year.1 An illicit drug use disorder means addiction to prescription drugs like lorazepam (Ativan) as well as other highly addictive and illegal drugs such as heroin. Although […]

Clonazepam (Klonopin) Addiction and Treatment

All 50 states are battling the impact of substance abuse on people, families, and communities, and Nevada is no exception. Nevada’s substance use statistics seem to reflect slightly lower numbers than the national average. For example, the estimated number of substance use disorders (SUDs) among people aged 12 and older was 40.3 million cases (or […]

Benzodiazepine Addiction and Treatment

Although benzodiazepine use is widespread in the United States, statistics show that benzo abuse rates are somewhat low. In 2020 among Americans aged 12 and older, roughly 1.7% (4.8 million) misused benzos in the past year and only 0.4% (1.2 million people) met the criteria for a substance use disorder (the diagnostic term for addiction).1 […]