In order to properly treat this addiction or dependency problem, an addict should start with a medical detox program. Within the state of Wyoming are different detoxification services, and the necessary inpatient or outpatient drug treatment centers and facilities. Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives and tranquilizers and are used to treat insomnia, anxiety, and other mental-health problems. These drugs are also regularly used to help treat alcohol addiction, as they can treat an alcohol during the withdrawal period. An addiction to these drugs is very dangerous, and is the cause of countless overdose deaths when mixed with alcohol.
Abuse of Benzodiazepines in Wyoming
In Wyoming, there are many concerning problems with the abuse of drugs. Benzodiazepines definitely play a part in that. In 2012, the prescribing rate for benzodiazepines in the state was at 24.1 prescriptions per 100 persons, which is one of the lowest rates of all states, according to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). But, this doesn't mean it cannot become a more concerning problem in the future. So, in order to control this and other prescription drug abuse, the state implemented a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). It collects and stores all the information regarding prescriptions for Schedule II-V controlled substances, this way potential patterns of abuse or overprescribing can be identified and controlled.
Benzodiazepine addiction is a dangerous problem that impacts many Americans throughout the United States. In fact, some of the most commonly abused benzodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium. Unfortunately, most of these drugs can be purchased illegally, and very easily. Typically, an addict will buy these drugs on the Internet through online pharmacies. The other most common way someone becomes addicted to benzodiazepines is through a prescription.