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Risks associated with long-term benzodiazepine use.

@article{Johnson2013RisksAW,
  title={Risks associated with long-term benzodiazepine use.},
  author={B. Johnson and J. Streltzer},
  journal={American family physician},
  year={2013},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={
          224-6
        }
}
  • B. Johnson, J. Streltzer
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • American family physician
  • Many patients underestimate the degree of impairment caused by benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines increase the risk of addiction, withdrawal, cognitive decline, motor vehicle crashes, and hip fracture. The risk of overdose is particularly great when combined with sedative drugs such as opioids or alcohol. 
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