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JAMA NetworkComplex Persistent Benzodiazepine Dependence—When Benzodiazepine Deprescribing Goes Awry

With fast symptom relief and reinforcing effects, benzodiazepines were once the gold standard for treating insomnia and anxiety. As opioids dominate headlines along with the public health crisis of drug overdose deaths, is it time to reconsider benzodiazepines as a course of treatment?