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Benzodiazepine Information Coalition

Educating about the potential adverse effects of

benzodiazepines taken as prescribed.

Benzo Bulletin: Expert Dr. Steven Wright on the New FDA Benzo Warnings

From Benzo Brains YouTube Channel: Steven Wright, MD, is a residency-trained family physician for 38 years. Although no longer providing direct medical care to patients he remains active in addiction medicine for 33 years and medical pain management for 17 years. He...

5-10 Benzo Calls Per Week: A Talk w/ Addiction Psychiatrist Patricia Halligan, MD

Nicole Lamberson, PA speaks with Dr. Patricia Halligan about her experiences helping patients tapering off benzodiazepines. Dr. Patricia Halligan is an Addiction Psychiatrist. She completed her psychiatry residency at Cornell-The New York Hospital and Fellowship in...

The Epidemic of Overprescribing Opioids and Benzodiazepines

Recovery... The Hero's Journey with Dr. Patricia Halligan: Interview with Anna Lembke, MD, author of “Drug Dealer, MD…How Doctors Were Duped, Patients Got Hooked and Why It’s So Hard to Stop.” Dr. Lembke is Medical Director of Stanford Addiction Medicine Program and a...

Surviving Xanax.. When the Doctor Becomes the Patient

Cardiologist Dr. Christy Huff and Physician Assistant Nicole Lamberson tell Psychiatrist Dr. Patricia Halligan how they both survived Xanax and are healing from years of a severe, debilitating protracted withdrawal syndrome. One was prescribed Xanax for insomnia and...

Why haven’t you heard from the FDA?

When we reported that people who took sleeping pills died 4.6 times faster and suffered more cancer,[66]  I made quite certain that the FDA...

Media Outreach

As an integral part of our outreach efforts, we offer awareness and education via many well-known media outlets and publications. 

Professional Speaking

We offer awareness and education through public speaking about benzodiazepine issues both in public and professional settings.

Research and Publications

Through our research we contribute to the scientific discussion about benzodiazepines.

Conferences and Events

Our participation in conferences and other events brings the benzodiazepine-harm message to the public.

Our Mission

Educating about the potential adverse effects of benzodiazepines taken as prescribed.


Who We Are

We are a group of patients and medical professionals who believe the over-prescription of benzodiazepines without proper warning has resulted in a growing national epidemic of benzodiazepine injury.


Our Vision

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.


Why We Are Different

With both professional and patient experience, we exist solely to raise awareness of the complex issues surrounding prescribed benzodiazepine use, and to prevent further patient injury.


Our History

In the summer of 2016, Benzodiazepine Information Coalition formed as a U.S. non-profit organization dedicated to advocating for awareness and reform around the dangers of benzodiazepines, motivated by the years of watching benzodiazepine-injury support groups grow in membership by the thousands without any corresponding increase in attention from the public or medical community.


Our Strategy

We seek change by educating and partnering with doctors, mental health providers, journalists, lawmakers, researchers, the benzodiazepine-impacted community, and society at large.


Our Philosophy

Our work will continue until benzodiazepines are at the forefront of the national healthcare conversation; until patients are given adequate informed consent; until the rate of injury is significantly lowered; and until those cases that remain are understood and treated appropriately.

Our Media Outreach

Some of the media outlets we have assisted…