Huge rise in Americans taking addictive anxiety drug Valium for PAIN amid crackdown on opioids – even though it doesn’t treat pain – Daily Mail

Huge rise in Americans taking addictive anxiety drug Valium for PAIN amid crackdown on opioids – even though it doesn’t treat pain  Daily Mail

A growing number of people in the US are taking anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax not just for anxiety or depression but also for chronic pain, researchers say. These drugs are in a family of medicines known as benzodiazepines, which also include drugs like Ativan and Klonopin. Benzodizepines are used primarily for anxiety but also for conditions like insomnia, seizures, panic attacks, nausea, alcohol withdrawal and muscle relaxation. Although overdoses and injuries related to benzodiazepines have surged in recent years, researchers don’t have a complete picture of prescribing trends…

Measure To Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms Qualifies For Denver’s May Ballot – Marijuana Moment

  1. Measure To Decriminalize Psilocybin Mushrooms Qualifies For Denver’s May Ballot  Marijuana Moment
  2. It’s official: Psychedelic mushrooms are on a trip to Denver’s 2019 election ballot  The Denver Post
  3. Psychedelic mushrooms will be on Denver ballot in May  KOAA 5
  4. Denver Will Vote on Psilocybin Decriminalization in May  Westword
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