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| Benzodiazepine |
|Widely taken and strongly physically addictive drugs|
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs. They are widely taken worldwide as treatment for conditions including depression, anxiety or insomnia.
Sudden withdrawal can cause depression, insomnia, confusion, seizures or death. Tapered withdrawal from benzodiazepines can last years.
|Diazepam||The highest selling drug in the US between 1968 and 1982, under the brand name Valium.|
|Xanax||A Pfizer drug peddled as a short term management of panic disorder but thanks to overprescription creates addiction.|
|File:Cannabis comparative risk assessment.pdf||Report||30 January 2015||Jürgen Rehm|
|Comparative risk assessment of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis and other illicit drugs using the margin of exposure approach|
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