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  1. Benzodiazepine Abuse

    Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers -- familiar names are Valium and Xanax -- that are easily abused. Learn more about the effects, symptoms, and abuse of these drugs.

  2. Benzodiazepine Abuse Treatment

    Find out what to do if you suspect someone is abusing benzodiazepines, a class of drugs also known as tranquilizers.

  3. Substance Abuse

    People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. Get the latest statistics and facts here about drug and alcohol abuse in the U.S.

  4. Drug Overdose

    Learn how to recognize a drug overdose - either intentional or accidental - and what to do about it.

  5. Causes of Anxiety

    The causes of anxiety are not always easy to isolate. A look at many factors that can create symptoms of an anxiety disorder.

  6. Preventing Anxiety

    Prevention of anxiety essentially involves an awareness of life's stresses and your own ability to cope with them. Here are coping strategies to minimize stress.

  7. Barbiturate Abuse

    Barbiturates, once commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders, can cause death even in small doses - and their abuse is on the rise among teens. Learn more about the effects of barbiturates.

  8. Treatment of Barbiturate Abuse

    If you suspect someone has abused barbiturates, medical attention is needed. Find out what to expect at the emergency room.

  9. Understanding Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) -- Symptoms

    WebMD explains the symptoms of seasonal affective disorder (SAD).

  10. Understanding Posttraumatic Stress Disorder -- the Basics

    Learn what causes post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) from experts at WebMD.

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