Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Are You a Drug Addict?

When we thought about drug addiction, we immediately thought about people that got addiction with coccain, heroin or meth and eliminate the possibility that we can become a drug addict. However, do you know that we can also become a drug addict if we eat too many pain killers? Yes, pain killer like Xanax, Valium, Librium, etc, can also make you to become a drug addict.
Pain killer pills normally have active ingredient called Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a class of minor tranquilizers used to provide sedation, muscle-relaxation and anti-anxiety effects. Also known as "benzos" or "benzies", benzodiazepines are ingestible in pill form or injected. Benzodiazepines can be found in many prescription tranquilizer medications, including the one I mentioned above.

Because of their targeted nature, benzodiazepine medications have few long term effects other than physical and/or psychological addiction. Benzodiazepines typically become less effective after between 2 weeks and 4 months, depending upon their desired effect. As an individual continues to use benzodiazepines, increasing amounts must be taken to produce the same calming or sedating effects. Many users find themselves unable to sleep properly without benzodiazepine medication.

So if you or your love one consistently using pain killer, and can not pass the day without eating some, then becareful, as most likely that you develop an addiction to drugs and drug treatment is needed.


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