Benzodiazepines

How, Exactly, Does Ambien Work?
What you need to know about America's favorite sedative.
"There are Better Things to Use": Why Sleeping Pills Shouldn't Be the First Defense Against Insomnia
A conversation about sleeping pills and dependency with Dr. Marc Leavey, of Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore.
Confessions of a Sleeping Pill Addict
Heather, a 25 year-old retail supervisor in Indiana, used to count herself among them.
How We Used to Deal With Insomnia, Then vs. Now
For one, we're not treating it with opium anymore.
The Daily Nightmare of Benzo Withdrawal
Dr. Jennifer Leigh discusses her horrifying experiences with benzodiazepine withdrawal and her continued efforts to help the countless other addicts out there.
Spencer Hastings’ Pretty Little Pill Problem: Take Two and Screw Me Over in the Morning
Will Rosewood's most competent liar climb on the benzo bandwagon?
Is It Bedtime for Benzos?
Benzodiazepines were supposed to replace barbiturates as a safe, effective treatment for anxiety. More than 50 years after first appearing in America's medicine cabinets, these highly-addictive psychotropic drugs are on track to becoming the world's favorite sleeping pill. Shouldn't we be worried?