This can cause very serious consequences for a still-developing brain, since neurological development continues into the mid-20s and drug abuse and can permanently alter this development.
The incidence of combined alcohol and benzodiazepine use is also become very troubling. If I feel I’ve had a bad day, or badly need sleep, I put 4 .5 mg pills under my tongue (2mg total) and soon I go sleepy-bye.
Lorazepam effects generally last for 6-8 hours for single doses.
By binding to this receptor sites it potentiates the inhibitory effects of GABA neurotransmitter, which then opens the chloride channel in the receptor, allowing chloride influx and causing hyperpolarization of the neuron cell.
Lorazepam is used to treat all types of anxiety disorders, insomnia and status epilepticus.
Lorazepam is most usually prescribed for no longer than 4 months because of the risk of causing addiction.
The same researchers also found that non-medical use of benzodiazepines such as lorazepam continues to increase in teenagers and individuals between the ages of 18-25.
So, teenagers are also abusing benzodiazepines and the biggest problem is that they may become addicted very quickly.
A typical course of lorazepam treatment, last about 2-4 weeks.