The Story of a Blackout Benzo Addict

The blissful escape of benzodiazepines helped me cope with depression and anxiety, but my life ended up falling apart around me.


The Deadly Worst-Case Scenario for America's Xanax Obsession

Cracking down on the legal supply is not a solution. In fact, it could spell disaster.


The Mystery of the Terrifying Xanax Resurgence in America

Pharmaceutical marketing is often said to be a key cause of the opioid crisis. That doesn't explain the deadly rise of benzos.


The Faces of Americans Who Died From Opioid Overdoses

This interactive map humanizes the opioid epidemic.


Xanax Turned Me into a Walking Ghost

And trying to get off of it was even worse.


An Anti-Anxiety Drug May Have Contributed to Chris Cornell's Death

Cornell told his wife he “may have taken an extra Ativan or two” the day of his suicide.


This Dog's Anxiety Is Causing a Rift Between Her Twin Owners

Eight-year-old Rusty has had anxiety her whole life.


Irish Addicts Can't Get Help Unless They're On the 'Right' Mix of Drugs

Rehab centers are bound by tight regulations governing who can receive treatment, which means many addicts are turned away.