When you hear the phrase “drug addiction,” what comes to mind? Dealers on a dark street corner? Small bags of illegal drugs? What about a small prescription bottle purchased at your local pharmacy? Benzodiazepines (“benzos”) are prescription drugs often used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, stress, and insomnia. Before you or a loved one relies on benzos for an extended period of time, take the time to consider the dangers of addiction. Although the substance is legal, the risks can be just as dangerous as those associated with drugs distributed illegally.