Chapters Capistrano Blog

December 1, 2018

Ativan vs. Xanax: Uses, Benefits, and Risks

Benzodiazepines are among the most abused prescription medicines in the United States. Government data reports that more than 30 percent of opioid overdoses also include benzodiazepine use. Benzodiazepines (also known as benzos) include common drugs such as Ativan and Xanax. Doctors prescribe benzodiazepines to help sedate or calm patients who are […]

August 7, 2018

Ativan (Lorazepam) vs. Xanax (Alprazolam): Understanding the Difference

Ativan and Xanax are drugs that fall into the benzodiazepine category. Both drugs are considered psychoactive and are characterized by their use as sedatives, muscle relaxers or tranquilizers. Commonly referred to as benzos, these drugs can be used to treat anxiety, tension, nervousness or other issues, even as a form […]