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Benzodiazepine Information Coalition

Educating about the potential adverse effects of

benzodiazepines taken as prescribed.

DocTalk4: Tapering and Managing Withdrawal w/ Christy Huff, MD

Our director Dr. Christy Huff recently spoke about tapering and managing withdrawal.

Benzo Bulletin: American Rust on Showtime

American Rust, a new series on Showtime, features Jeff Daniels as Del Harris, a traumatized veteran police officer. He is tapering off Klonopin. The series opens with Del crushing and then measuring his Klonopin on a microgram scale. His doctor shares that Dell is on...

Geraldine Burns on Benzodiazepine Awareness

Dr. Patricia Halligan interviews veteran benzodiazepine activist Geraldine Burns on her podcast Recovery... A Heroes Journey: Geraldine Burns is an absolute giant and tireless advocate in the promotion of benzodiazepine awareness and the fight against benzodiazepine...

Surviving Xanax… Christy Huff and Nicole Lamberson

Dr. Patricia Halligan hosts Dr. Christy Huff and Nicole Lamberson, PA on her podcast Recovery, the Heroes Journey: Cardiologist Dr. Christy Huff and Physician Assistant Nicole Lamberson tell how they both survived Xanax and are healing from years of a severe,...

Class of 2001: Christy (Mitchell) Huff, M.D.

From Christy's alma mater:   Medical School alumna Christy (Mitchell) Huff, M.D., has been appointed Director of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, a nonprofit that educates about the adverse effects of prescribed benzodiazepines. After suffering a protracted...

10 Tips to Find Medical Help with Benzodiazepine Cessation from Dr. Christy Huff

Our director, Dr. Christy Huff, shares tips on how to find a prescriber to help with a benzodiazepine taper.   Tip 1: If you are cut off abruptly go to the emergency room   Tip 2: Have a backup prescriber in mind before talking to your prescriber Tip 3: Find a...

Benzo Stories: Charlene

Charlene shares her story of benzodiazepine harm and healing for our #BenzoStories​ series. To see our latest stories, follow the hashtag #BenzoStories on our Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube channel. They can also be delivered via email by signing up for our...

BIC is Five!

Today, Benzodiazepine Information Coalition turned five. Looking back, I can’t believe how far we’ve come. Help us keep going. Celebrating Our Progress When I founded BIC in 2016, there wasn’t much out there. A lot has changed. In 2016, there were just a few Facebook...

Benzo Stories: Meschelle

Meschelle shares her story of benzodiazepine harm and healing for our #BenzoStories​ series. To see our latest stories, follow the hashtag #BenzoStories on our Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube channel. They can also be delivered via email by signing up for our...

Benzo Bulletin: Loneliness, Aging, and Polypharmacy — Doctors advised to try “social prescribing” in place of more meds

From Medpage Today: [C]linicians should consider initiating social interventions for lonely older adults or 'social...

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Media Outreach

Some of the media outlets we have assisted…