Benzodiazepine Information Coalition is a non-profit organization that advocates for greater understanding of the potentially devastating effects of commonly prescribed benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin, as well as prevention of patient injury through medical recognition, informed consent, and education.

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We seek to break the stigma and raise awareness around prescribed benzodiazepine injury, provide a voice to the patients who are suffering, and facilitate research and access to competent, evidence-based medical care for those impacted by benzodiazepine induced disability.

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Participate in our FDA Reporting Program.

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We are always looking for people who would like to volunteer their time talents for our cause. If you are interested, or you have other ideas as to how you can assist BIC, please contact us with what skills and time you would like to volunteer.


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Featured Blogs

History of Benzodiazepines

A Brief History of Benzodiazepines.

British Medical Association Analysis Report & Call To Action, October, 2015

The overarching theme of many of these submissions was how benzodiazepines can devastate a patients’ life.

Latest From our Blog

Toronto Man Leaves Heart-Wrenching Suicide Letter Naming Ativan as Murderer After Suffering Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome for 3 Years

“Masha’s” father’s life was destroyed because he followed his prescription for Ativan.  She contacted the Benzodiazepine Information
Coalition to share his suicide note, hoping to raise awareness about the dangers of prescribed benzodiazepines.  She states that “My father is dead.  He hanged himself in 2015.  He was taking Ativan for anxiety, as was Chris Cornell (lead singer of Soundgarden).  In light of Cornell’s suicide, also by hanging, I feel a duty to share my father’s suicide note.  If this letter speaks to you, please share it.”    

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