Benzodiazepines: What You Should Know Before Filling Your Prescription 

The opioid crisis is still in full swing, but that doesn’t mean opioids are the only class of drugs hurting people. Benzodiazepines, like Xanax, Versed, Ativan, or Valium, are a class of drugs that are prescribed for anxiety and panic disorders. Prescriptions for and overdoses caused by benzodiazepines, which depress the central nervous system, have increased at alarming rates over the last twenty years

Source: Benzodiazepines: What You Should Know Before Filling Your Prescription | The Science of Addiction