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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!

Relevant Links

Find a doctor list 
Free Ashton Manual
Benzodiazepine Tapering Strategies and Solutions
FDA Announcement
FDA Labels
FDA Freedom of Information Act 
How to Find Tapering Help