Well-Known Mechanism Underlies Benzodiazepines’ Addictive Properties

Work by NIDA-funded researchers has established that benzodiazepines cause addiction in a way similar to that of opioids, cannabinoids, and the club drug gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB). The discovery opens the door to designing new benzodiazepines that counteract anxiety but are not addictive. This article is available in the April issue of NIDA Notes.


Source:  National Institute on Drug Abuse – April 2012