Between 1999 and 2017, there was a 200-percent increase in alcohol-related deaths. Why? And how have alcohol death rates changed over time?
Chronic alcohol abusers experience dozens of dangerous symptoms, many of which the general public aren’t aware of.
Another highly addictive type of substance is benzodiazepines (also called “benzos”). Benzos are a type of CNS depressant. They’re primarily prescribed for anxiety disorders and panic attacks.
Depressants act on the central nervous system to slow down brain and neural activity. This class of drugs includes barbiturates, benzodiazepines, sedatives, and alcohol.
In the US, people use amphetamines both illegally on the streets and legally as prescription medications.
One of the most widely abused classification of psychoactive substances, besides opioids, are stimulants. Stimulants include drugs such as Nicotine, Caffeine, MDMA, Amphetamines, and Cocaine.
It the midst of the opioid epidemic, it often feels as if the plethora of other drugs are ignored. This might make those affected by non-opioids feel as if they are less important or less at risk. That’s not the case at all. Non-opioid drugs can (and do) kill thousands of people every year.