Benzodiazepine Information Coalition
Educating About The Potential Adverse Effects Of
Benzodiazepines Taken As Prescribed.
The National Conference Leading the Path to Recovery
August 15-18, 2019 — Baltimore, Maryland
NCAD East is the premier provider of continuing education for addiction, behavioral, and mental health professionals. Join clinicians and executives alike and work to improve and refine patient care as well as develop sustainable and successful treatment organizations. Angela Peacock and Sonja Styblo will be attending ready to educate about the harmed community, physical dependence and other ways benzodiazepines can harm.
Annual Meeting of Society of Forensic Toxicologists
October 13-18, 2019 — San Antonio, Texas
The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) is a professional association comprised of practicing forensic toxicologists for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology. Josef Witt-Doerring, M.D. has been invited to speak on benzodiazepines at their annual meeting and Christy Huff, M.D. will be in attendance.
“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.”
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Although Arnold Knutsen and I “met” virtually five years ago, we only first spoke on the phone recently when he called to share his story. He’s the eldest member of the online benzodiazepine support group we cohabitate. His posts in the group always reeked of...
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...
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)...