When it comes to addiction in 21st-century America, almost all of our attention is focused intently on opioids. But what about the country’s other drug problems? In fact, what about our addiction to pharmaceutical benzodiazepines, a prescription drug class which is just addictive and potentially lethal as opioids?
The cause of most addiction cases I have seen so far begins with the simplest action, a visit to the local Doctor. Doctors prescribe narcotic pills before other alternatives are given, for example, I myself used to have a personal struggle with anxiety an issue many people face all over the world. I went to two doctors and both of the doctor’s first reaction was to prescribe me with Valium.