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.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/news-events/nida-notes/2012/04/well-known-mechanism-underlies-benzodiazepines-addictive-properties

Source:  National Institute on Drug Abuse – April 2012

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