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Lena Dunham: Benzos Decimated My Decision Making, Hurt My Creativity
Lena Dunham: Benzos Decimated My Decision Making, Hurt My Creativity

(Novus writes inspirational stories of people in the news who have overcome addiction. This is not to imply that these people are connected to Novus Medical Detox Center but simply to provide hope and encouragement to those fighting addiction.) Lena Dunham, best known for ...

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  • Are Anti-Anxiety Drugs the Next Epidemic? 

    If you've been following the news about the opioid epidemic, you might have seen a recent CNBC article declaring that anti-anxiety medications - ...

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  • Opioid Crisis Fueled Record Drug Deaths in 2017: CDC

    A new, provisional study from the CDC says the opioid epidemic across the U.S. fueled a record number of deaths from drug overdoses in 2017. The death ...

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  • Learn More About National Prevention Week

    May 14 through May 19 is National Prevention Week, an annual health observance intended to increase action around and public awareness of mental ...

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  • DEA Relaxes Buprenorphine Prescribing Rules to Boost Rural Opioid Addiction Treatment

    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has "deregulated" some restrictions on who is allowed to prescribe buprenorphine, to help expand the ...

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  • A Healthy and Necessary Discussion: Tom Petty Died of an Accidental Drug Overdose

    It was with great sadness that we lost Tom Petty last October and the latest report from the coroner demonstrates that there needs to be continued ...

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  • FDA calls for boxed warnings – its strongest warning – about dangers of drug-combining opioids with benzodiazepines

    We’ve advised readers many times about the dangers of drug-combining – taking two or more drugs that, in combination, create life-threatening side ...

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  • FDA urged to add black-box warning labels about deadly risk of mixing opioids with benzodiazepines

    A few weeks ago we reported about new research showing that combining opioids with benzodiazepines carries a 4-times-higher risk of fatal overdose . ...

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  • Fatal overdose four times more likely when opioids and benzodiazepines are combined, says new research

    The risk of fatal overdose when opioids are combined with other central nervous system (CNS) depressants such as benzodiazepines and barbiturates has ...

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  • Benzo Detox Successes - Film Producer (Xanax, Prozac, Neurontin)

    It’s a miracle. A Miracle! I’ve been on Xanax for over 10 years as well as Prozac, Neurontin and I’m leaving feeling better than I have in 15 years! ...

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