signs of benzo withdrawal, woman with hand to forehead, glasses in hand

What Are The Signs of Benzo Withdrawal?

Benzodiazepines, more commonly referred to as benzos, treat a wide variety of conditions. Anxiety, panic disorders, depression, muscle spasms, and insomnia respond well to benzo treatment, but unfortunately, these ubiquitous substances also hold a high potential for addiction. With long-term use, the brain becomes tolerant to the effects of benzodiazepines. As a result, when individuals…

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Anxiety and Addiction

Anxiety disorders are a common type of mental illness that affects nearly 20 percent of Americans. Anxiety disorder often exhibits unfounded fears that cause abnormal reactions to typical situations. Anxiety and addiction form a vicious cycle, making anxiety worse. Likewise, anxiety can also fuel addiction as a form of self-medication. The symptoms of anxiety and addiction can…