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In 2013, 13.5 million adults filled a benzodiazepine prescription in the US. These drugs are used to treat anxiety, depression, insomnia and seizures. They are also highly addictive and frequently abused. How much do you know about this class of drugs? Take the following quiz to find out.   How many people overdose on benzos…

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Am I My Sister’s Keeper?

“Is it really my job to wash the vomit out of your hair?” Jeana asked herself as her sister’s drunk bridesmaids took turns being sick. She had already herded the girls out of the bar where they were getting out of control, paid off the cab driver after her sister vomited in the cab, and…

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