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In this Vice piece Maia Szalavitz warns of the potential deadly consequences of physicians barring access to benzodiazepines in response to the evergrowing overdose reports with opiates, including the black market manufacturing of new benzodiazepines. Dr. Christy Huff spoke about the prescribed patient dangers when their doctor refuses to continue their prescription, along with the importance of tapering. The piece sounds the alarm that benzodiazepine withdrawals can last months, or even years, sometimes destroying patient livelihoods and lives.

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