Whitney Houston's Death Sparks Questions About Over-Prescription of Sedatives
While the cause of Whitney Houston’s death hasn’t yet been determined, we do know that she was taking a cocktail of prescription drugs including at least three benzodiazepines: Xanax, Ativan and Valium. Those three also happen to be among the most prescribed anti-anxiety sedatives on the market. By far the [...]
Pharmacology for Writers: Benzodiazepines (Valium, Ativan, Xanax, and More)
This post was sponsored by @tafferlicious on Patreon! Thanks so much for your sponsorship. Want to sponsor a post every month? Consider Becoming a Patron! What Do Benzos Do, Exactly? What Are They Used For? Benzodiazepines act as a central nervous system depressant. That has a multitude of different effects, and honestly, they’re a uniquely useful class of drug. They can be used to treat...