Types of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Abused

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Types of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Abused

  1. 1. G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment presents Types of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Abused G & G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. http://DrugRehabCenter.Com© Copyright 2013 by G&G Holistic Addiction Treatment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
  2. 2. Types of Anti-Anxiety Drugs AbusedWhat is the prescribed use of anti-anxiety drugs? Anti-anxiety drugs, also known assedatives or tranquilizers, are powerful central nervous system depressants that canslow normal brain function.They are often prescribed to reduce feelings of tension and anxiety, and to bring aboutsleep.Anti-anxiety medications are among the most abused drugs in the United Statesobtained both legally via prescription and illegally through the black market.Most Commonly Abused Anti-Anxiety DrugsAnti-anxiety drugs also known astranquilizers or sedatives aremedications that relieve anxiety byslowing down the central nervoussystem.Their relaxing and calming effects havemade them very popular.Anti-anxiety drugs are the most widelyprescribed type of medication for anxiety. They are also prescribed as sleeping pillsand muscle relaxants.Types of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Abused 2
  3. 3. Benzodiazepines are the most common class of anti-anxiety drugs. These includeXanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan. These are fast-acting typically bringing reliefwithin 30 minutes.As they work quickly these are very effective when taken during a panic attack or anyother anxiety episode, but despite their potent anti-anxiety effects, anti-anxietymedications have their drawbacks.Side Effects of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Anti-anxiety drugs work by reducing brain activity. While this may temporarily relieve anxiety it can also lead to unwanted side effects. The higher the dose, the more pronounced these side effects typically become. Side effects include feeling sleepy, foggy, and uncoordinated even on low doses of benzodiazepines.This can cause problems with work, school, or everyday activities such as driving.Because benzodiazepines are metabolized slowly, the medication can build up in thebody when used over long periods of time.This may result in over-sedation, and people who are over-sedated often look like theyare drunk and may even lead to a medication hangover the next day.Do you have more questions about drug abuse and addiction?Call our Toll-Free Recovery Hotline at 1-800-303-2938 or visit our web site at:http://drugrehabcenter.com and discover the best treatment options for you.Our experienced counselors are available 24 hours a day to take your call and get youthe help or information you need. Our drug rehab center offers a unique and affordableholistic approach to addiction treatment.Our holistic addiction and treatment program has helped addicts from all over theUnited States, Europe and Canada overcome their substance addictions and achievelong term recovery. We treat the individuals specific needs, including working withfamilies.Types of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Abused 3
  4. 4. For more special reports on addiction issues, visit: http://rehabcentersnetwork.com/addiction-special-reportsTypes of Anti-Anxiety Drugs Abused 4

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