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Anti-Anxiety Drugs and Sleeping Pills Linked to Increased Risk of Death

By Victoria Kim

Researchers warned doctors to exercise more caution in prescribing drugs like Xanax and Ambien, the side effects of which they said are "significant and dangerous." MORE  

Battling Benzos and "Climborexia"

By Jacob Slaton

Renowned rock climber Matt Samet first got hooked on starving himself to stay lean for his sport—and then to anti-anxiety meds. Now clean and sober, he tells The Fix how he lived to climb again. MORE  

How to Handle Panic Attacks

By Sue Smith

It figures: I get clean and start having crazy anxiety attacks. But here are some sobriety-friendly remedies. MORE  

Rx Drugs Make Fish Antisocial

By Ben Feuerherd

Prescription drugs that leak into our lakes are impacting underwater creatures. MORE  

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By Will Godfrey

Mexico Elbows into US Meth Trade, Border Agents "Forced Smugglers to Eat Marijuana," and New Mexico Mayor: "I Was Drunk When I Signed Contracts." MORE  

Are People Who Take Anti-Depressants Really Sober?

By Kristen McGuiness

It's time for abstinence extremists to stop spreading the dangerous propaganda that "clean and sober" means no medications for depression, anxiety and other mental health problems. Even Alcoholics Anonymous says so. MORE  

Addiction to Anti-Anxiety Drugs Triples in 10 Years

By Dirk Hanson

Klonopin, other benzodiazepines are rapidly becoming everybody's second-favorite drug of abuse. MORE  

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