Characteristics of Long‐term Alprazolam Users in the Community

  title={Characteristics of Long‐term Alprazolam Users in the Community},
  author={M. Romach and G. Somer and L. Sobell and M. Sobell and H. Kaplan and E. Sellers},
  journal={Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology},
  • M. Romach, G. Somer, +3 authors E. Sellers
  • Published 1992
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
  • The widespread use of benzodiazepines remains a source of concern to the medical profession and the general public, especially as newer compounds come on the market. Our goal was to characterize long-term alprazolam users in the community and to determine whether such use represented abuse or behavioural dependence. We conducted three community surveys to learn about the natural history of long-term alprazolam use. Current long-term alprazolam users (those using the drug for 3 months or longer… CONTINUE READING
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