Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal Town Hall 3: Post-Withdrawal Experiences

Mad in America, the Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, International Institute for Psychiatric Drug Withdrawal and A Disorder 4 Everyone present a series of live, online town hall discussions focussing on issues related to psychiatric drug withdrawal. For the third discussion, they examin protracted problems that can arise after psychiatric drug withdrawal. Sometimes referred to as...

Colorado Opioid Epidemic Symposium

Dr. Christy Huff presents Safe Prescribing Protocols of Benzodiazepines: Lessons Learned from the Opioid Crisis alongside Dr. Alexis Ritvo.

Benzodiazepine-Induced Brain Injury: The Hidden Prescription Epidemic

The session features presenters: Nicole Lamberson, PA, of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition’s Medical Advisory Board John Staight, patient advocate Alexis Ritvo, MD, co-chair of Benzodiazepine Action Work Group D.E. Foster, co-chair of Benzodiazepine Action Work Group, Benzo Free Podcast, Easing Anxiety Moderator: Jamie Feld, MPH There is a growing crisis of patient harm from prescribed benzodiazepines, a...

Massachussets Benzodiazepine Bill

Several members of our board will give  testimony to the Joint Committee on Mental Health, Substance Use and Recovery for Massachusetts Benzodiazepine Bills S.1260 and H.2117: An Act relative to benzodiazepines and non-benzodiazepine hypnotics.

Mental Wealth Mastery Summit

The summit features presenters: Prof. Joanna Moncrieff William F. Pettit, Jr, M.D. Adele Framer Jamie Smart James Moore Christy Huff, M.D. Dr. Anne Guy Terry Rubenstein Dr. Elizabeth Corcoran Dr. Amy Johnson Dr. Bryan McElroy Dr. Pratima Singh Plus a screening of the documentary Medicating Normal Everyone is invited worldwide!

BIND: The Patient Experience

Please join the Colorado Consortium’s Benzodiazepine Action Work Group for our free CME lunch and learn webinar series. Webinar topics include alternative treatments to BZDs, consequences of BZD prescribed use, BZD Induced Neurologic Dysfunction (BIND), and tapering/deprescribing. Prescribers who attend all 4 webinars will be eligible to be listed as a “Benzodiazepine Cooperative Prescriber” in...

California Society of Addiction Medicine’s 2022 Conference

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina San Diego, CA

Our director, Dr. Christy Huff, is presenting her lived benzodiazepine experience as a keynote speaker for the California Society of Addiction Medicine’s 2022 conference.

Richard Fee Foundation Presents: “Medicating Normal: The Film”

Sandler Center for Performing Arts 201 Market Street, Virginia Beach, VA

Join us on January 26 for a screening of the documentary Medicating Normal in Virginia Beach. This free event, presented by the Richard Fee Foundation, includes 2.25 hours of CME credit for qualifying professionals. Post-screening panelists include: Robert Whitaker, Anatomy of an Epidemic author and president of Mad in America Sami Timimi, MD, psychiatrist, member...

Deprescribing Psychiatric Drugs

Meyera E Oberndorf Central Library Virginia Beach, VA

Dr. Bohan, formerly head physician at Meridian Psychotherapy in Virginia Beach, is long experienced in safe deprescribing techniques and will share the process with the audience in an understandable manner. Several people who have gone through the process will join him to share their stories of having been safely de-prescribed.