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 benzodiazepine-cooperative prescriber
Tip 4: Make a list
Tip 5: Rehearse before the appointment
Tip 6: Be calm, respectful and concise when speaking to your prescriber
Tip 7: Bring evidence-based information to your prescriber
Tip 8: Have a taper plan in mind
Tip 9: Bring a supportive family member (or friend)
Tip 10: Don’t give up!