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Ativan and Alcohol – Dangers of Mixing The Two Substances
Mar 11, 2019

How Does Alcohol Work? When alcohol is consumed, it passes from the digestive tract into the bloodstream, where it is transported throughout the body, including to the brain.1 Once the alcohol enters the brain, it affects a number of different neurotransmitters—specifically, inhibitory (GABA) and excitatory (glutamate) neurotransmitters. It binds to GABA receptors and enhances the […]

How Long Does Klonopin Stay in Your System?
Mar 8, 2019

How Is Klonopin Used? Clonazepam, also known by the brand name Klonopin, is a prescription sedative medication used to treat panic disorder and seizure disorders. Specifically, it is aimed at treating Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, akinetic, and myoclonic seizures.1 Klonopin is in the benzodiazepine class of drugs and is believed to achieve its effects by enhancing the […]

How Long Does Ativan Stay in Your System?
Oct 18, 2018

Ativan is one of the brand names for the benzodiazepine drug lorazepam. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine drug that is most commonly prescribed for the treatment of clinically significant issues with anxiety and as an anesthetic or preanesthetic, but it may also be useful in treating seizures, as an aid for sleep, and in the treatment […]

How Long Do Benzodiazepines Stay in Your System?
Oct 17, 2018

How Benzos Work Benzodiazepines enhance the effects of the neurotransmitter, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), which produces a calming effect in the brain.1,4 Neurotransmitters carry information between brain cells. When there is overstimulation in the brain—because of insomnia or anxiety, for instance—individuals take benzodiazepines, which send messages to calm the overstimulated brain, slowing its activity and making […]

The Risks of Taking Halcion with Other Drugs
Oct 15, 2018

Halcion is the brand name for the medication triazolam, which is part of the benzodiazepine family of drugs. Other benzodiazepines include: Benzodiazepines are psychoactive drugs that all feature a similar chemical structure: a fusion of a benzene ring and a diazepine ring. All benzodiazepines share at least one of these drug actions: Halcion is one […]

The Big List of Narcotic Drugs
May 8, 2017

The naturally occurring opiates (plant alkaloids derived from the opium poppy) as well as synthetic (man-made) and semisynthetic opioids are considered to be narcotic drugs, which include both legally prescribed and illicit varieties. Opioids not only diminish the perception of pain signaling in the central nervous system but also produce rewarding, euphoric effects, making them […]

Dangers of Mixing Klonopin and Xanax
May 2, 2017

Oftentimes, one substance enhances the effects of the other. When people mix drugs, they put themselves at risk of overdose, even more so than when they’re only abusing one substance at a time. Two drugs that are sometimes taken together are Klonopin and Xanax. What Are Klonopin and Xanax? Klonopin is the brand name for […]

Is Counterfeit Xanax Dangerous?
Apr 27, 2017

At first glance, the idea of a counterfeit drug may seem harmless. After all, how much trouble could a fake drug be? From October to December 2015, many people across the United States discovered just how dangerous counterfeit drugs can be, after a counterfeit version of the prescription drug Xanax killed one person and left […]

Dangers of Combining Benzos and Alcohol
Apr 25, 2017

Alcohol Use and Abuse Alcohol is among the most used and abused drugs in the United States. Alcohol generally has central nervous system depressant actions; however, at very small doses, individuals who consume it may experience mild stimulant-like effects. Drinking alcohol is associated with numerous physiological reactions, including significant effects on the central nervous system. […]

How Addictive Is Klonopin?
Apr 25, 2017

All benzodiazepines have a great risk of tolerance, dependence, and addiction, but Klonopin is among the most addictive. This anti-anxiety medication has two components that make it a prime target for people struggling with drug addiction: a rapid onset of action and a long half-life. Klonopin enters the bloodstream and makes its way to the […]

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