Abuse of Anti-Anxiety Meds On The Rise - KAUZ-TV: Newschannel 6 Now | Wichita Falls, TX

Abuse of Anti-Anxiety Meds On The Rise

Treatment for abuse of some anti-anxiety medications is rising, according to a new report. 

The  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says rates of abuse for drugs that treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizure disorders have tripled over the last decade. 

The report estimates that more than 60,000 people were treated for abusing these medications in the past ten years.

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