Benzodiazepines: The Silent Addiction Epidemic

Over the past several years, the media has paid a lot of attention to the opioid epidemic, without noting another silent killer: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines. Benzos prescriptions such as Klonopin, Xanax, and Ativan, used primarily to help with anxiety disorders, have been rising steadily. Research shows they are increasingly prescribed for off-label use, without