Now that there appears to be a link between Benzos use and increased risk for Alzheimer’s, it’s extremely important for anyone with elderly parents to find out exactly what medication they have been taking, and for how long.
Battle Creek, MI (PRWEB) October 08, 2014
A new infographic from open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program A Forever Recovery is revealing shocking facts about the psychoactive drugs commonly known as Benzos (Benzodiazepines).
As the infographic points out:
- Benzos reduces the activity of neurons that cause stress and anxiety
- Benzos are variously classified as sedatives, hypnotics, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-convulsants drugs and muscle relaxants
- Benzos are typically known by their brand names, which include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Halcion and Klonopin
- Benzos are typically prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic attacks, alcohol withdrawal, and early stages of dementia
- Many people are abusing Benzos by using them as tranquilizers
- Recent studies have suggested that a person’s risk for Alzheimer’s increases by 50% when Benzos were used for more than 3 months.
“Around the world, dementia affects approximately 36 million people,” commented A Forever Recovery’s CEO Per Wickstrom. “And now that there appears to be a link between Benzos use and increased risk for Alzheimer’s, it’s extremely important for anyone with elderly parents to find out exactly what medication they have been taking, and for how long. If that list includes Benzos, then they should speak with a physician to discuss risks and alternatives.”
A Forever Recovery’s new infographic that reveals shocking facts about Benzos is available at http://aforeverrecovery.com/blog/drug-abuse/shocking-facts-will-help-avoid-benzos/
About A Forever Recovery
A Forever Recovery program is an open-ended drug and alcohol treatment program that gets clients off to a great start and gives them a solid foundation in recovery they can believe in. Not every treatment methodology works for every client. Some people are very receptive to 12-step principles, whereas others are more comfortable with faith-based treatment. Cognitive approaches have excellent success, whereas others thrive within a more holistic approach. A Forever Recovery allows clients to choose from a wide range of recovery methodologies, coupled with Moral Recognition Therapy (MRT), to achieve success rates unmatched in the addiction treatment industry. The bottom line is that there is no single therapeutic approach to recovery that works for everyone… until now.
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