Benzodiazepines (3)

Benzodiazepines (3)
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  • One day, Lisa’s parents receive a letter from the school principal regarding her change in behavior and failing grades.
  • Lisa? What's wrong? Your school grades have dropped and ou seem so tired and confused these days. You haven't been eating much either."
  • Benzos* - another street name for benzodiazepines
  • Please, you have to give me some more benzos*, or else...
  • Lisa's conditions only gets worse. Morgan realizes something is wrong when Lisa frequently asks for more Valium. She tells Lisa that she won’t give her any more tablets, but Lisa threatens her. Lisa is addicted to the drug.
  • But...
  • What's happening to Lisa?!
  • One night, Lisa and Morgan go to a friend's party where everyone is drinking alcohol.
  • Oh no!!!
  • 911?!
  • When Lisa comes home, she takes a handful of Valium tablets without thinking and overdoses (Valium and alcohol should not be taken together!). Her parents find out what has been happening.
  • She's been using benzodiazepines!
  • Lisa, we want you to know that taking Valium can lead to many serious health problems like memory loss, depression, seizures, hallucinations and paranoia.
  • I don't want you to follow in my footsteps of drug abuse. We are always here to help you if you need anything.
  • Lisa's father is disappointed in Lisa. Her parents teach her the dangers and long-term effects of taking Valium.
  • Though my condition has improved with support from family and friends, rehabilitation and proper treatment for my anxiety, I still have a long way to go. These are only my first steps to recovery.
  • *Several weeks after Lisa overdosed*
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