Benzodiazepine Information Coalition
Educating About The Potential Adverse Effects Of
Benzodiazepines Taken As Prescribed.
“While it might initially seem that these communities and video blogs are simply artifacts of the internet culture, a closer look at the stories told on these forums suggests a different message. The message is that physicians have been unprepared for these withdrawal disorders and are unable to treat or even guide patients through complicated withdrawal from these substances.”
“Withdrawal charities, support groups and individual submissions also placed significantly more emphasis on the long-term psychosocial harms associated with dependence (such as loss of confidence after trauma of dependence, loss of friendships and relationships, adverse impacts on family members, time out from studying and achieving lower grades than expected, and loss of skills to return to employment). The overarching theme of many of these submissions was how benzodiazepines can devastate a patients’ life.”
Our informative blogs about benzodiazepines feature original content, from both the patient and medical perspective, advocacy opportunities, reflections of lived experience, events, facts and research.
What will participation involve? This project involves a series of online surveys to be completed over a six-month period. They will involve questions about your demographics, benzodiazepine use and experiences with them, as well as a few questions relating to your...read more
In observation of the fourth annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD), occurring on July 11, 2019, BIC is sponsoring a fundraising event. How to Participate? Launch a Facebook fundraiser on your page between now and July 12 (July 12 should be the end date)...read more
Life experience gives one an intimate appreciation for the meaning behind the saying “just the tip of the iceberg.” Everyone’s encountered something that turned out to be much larger and more complex than was initially understood. In my experience, medicine has yet to...read more