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Does Gabapentin Help with Opioid Withdrawal?

Gabapentin—an anticonvulsant also used to treat nerve pain—is being researched for potential off-label use to manage pain in patients with chronic, non-cancer pain who are discontinuing opioid treatment or have…

Valium Withdrawals – How to Help Yourself

Valium is the prescription brand name for one of the most popular benzodiazepine sedatives of all time, diazepam. The depressant was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1963…

Signs of a Valium Overdose

Valium is the brand name of famous, long-acting benzodiazepine, diazepam. This medication, like other benzodiazepines, was created to ease anxiety and treat panic disorders, and it can also be used…

Is Valium an Opiate?

The short answer is “no,” Valium is the brand name of the drug diazepam, which belongs the class of drugs called benzodiazepines; it is not an opiate. Benzodiazepine drugs, often called benzos for short, are…

Gabapentin Abuse

Overview – What is Gabapentin? DERIVES FROM: The Active ingredient in Neurotonin Nonbenzodiazepine Antiepileptic Medication WHAT IT’S USED FOR: Treat Seizures Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome EFFECTS OF ABUSE: Dizziness or physical unsteadiness…

Becoming addicted to Valium (diazepam)

Valium is an anti-anxiety medication, a benzodiazepine, of which the active ingredient is diazepam. It works by increasing the amount of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brain. GABA is responsible for…