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Stimulant Addiction and Treatment

Stimulants are a class of drugs (illicit and prescription) that increase energy and alertness and, in some cases, improve focus. 1 Due to these effects, stimulants can be misused and this misuse can possibly have negative health outcomes, as well as a risk for addiction (also known as substance use disorder, or SUD).1,2 Misuse means […]

The Dangers of Mixing Benzodiazepines and Alcohol

If you or someone you care about uses benzodiazepines and alcohol, you can possibly be in great danger as mixing these two substances poses many risks. Knowing the risks, which include injury, overdose, and death, can help you make informed decisions for your health and wellbeing. Using two or more substances at the same time […]

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 […]

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 […]