Monthly archives: October, 2014

What is the Goal of Substance Abuse Prevention Month?

  October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month, a time when communities can observe the importance of preventing and treating substance abuse. There are several goals for drawing awareness to this cause, and communities can teach about substance abuse prevention in a variety of ways. Importance of Substance Abuse Prevention for Personal Health One goal…



What are the Deadliest Trends in Drug Abuse Today?

Keeping up with the latest trends is always a challenge, but staying abreast of what’s trending in substance abuse can literally save your life or that of someone you love. Protect yourself and your loved ones by staying informed regarding the latest deadly drug crazes. That way, you’ll know what to look for and when…



Benzodiazepines Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs possessing sedative, hypnotic, anti-anxiety, anticonvulsant, and muscle relaxant properties. They are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in America and are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, depression, and seizures. A short list of benzodiazepines include: diazepam (Valium), clorazepate (Tranxene), oxazepam (Serzax), lorazepam (Ativan), alprazolam (Xanax), temazepam (Restoril), and clonazepam…