Rethinking Anxiety Meds

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Whether it's named Ativan or Valium, benzodiazepine anxiety medication is pervasive. It may be helpful for everything from acute cases to long-term anxiety, but it also carries with it an addictive element. Benzos contribute to approximately half of the opioid deaths in Ontario. The Agenda discusses whether it's time to reconsider how common it's become.

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