Educating about the potential adverse effects of benzodiazepines taken as prescribed.
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. While we understand and respect the value of these drugs when used appropriately, deep and widespread ignorance of their risks on the part of patients and prescribers has caused enormous and preventable suffering.
Because benzodiazepine-injury often does not fit common preconceptions about “side effects,” its victims all too often suffer for years in silence, shame, and confusion. Our advocacy is informed by our members’ personal experience, the scientific literature, and input from an advisory board comprised of physicians and other medical and mental health professionals.
Meet Our Board
Our coalition is comprised of the Board of Directors, Medical Advisory Board and General Advisory Board.
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.
From Our Supporters
“This is the best place to find information for benzodiazepines! It’s helped me more than I even imagined! It’s given me a wealth of information and opened my eyes.”
“Provided information that has changed my life forever, for the better. Thank you.”
“They are the only people taking this issue seriously.”
“Information and online support from BIC helped my wife and I understand the problems my wife was facing. BIC filled a gap which the medical community has otherwise failed to address. We are very grateful for their much needed work.”
“This organization is crucial in informing the public of the dangers of benzos”
“Always truthful and informative. As a benzo survivor, this site is a godsend to the benzo community. It is my sincerest hope that medical professionals will utilize this site for information on benzodiazepines that they did not get in medical school so that prescribing practices can be more in line with what these drugs can and cannot do over the course of time. Benzo Information Coalition has life-saving information for anyone who may be prescribed a benzo by their doctor for any reason.”