Benzodiazepine Information Coalition

Educating About The Potential Adverse Effects Of

Benzodiazepines Taken As Prescribed.

Upcoming Events

The National Conference Leading the Path to Recovery

August 15-18, 2019 — Baltimore, Maryland

NCAD East is the premier provider of continuing education for addiction, behavioral, and mental health professionals. Join clinicians and executives alike and work to improve and refine patient care as well as develop sustainable and successful treatment organizations. Angela Peacock and Sonja Styblo will be attending ready to educate about the harmed community, physical dependence and other ways benzodiazepines can harm.

Annual Meeting of Society of Forensic Toxicologists

October 13-18, 2019 — San Antonio, Texas

The Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT) is a professional association comprised of practicing forensic toxicologists for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology. Josef Witt-Doerring, M.D. has been invited to speak on benzodiazepines at their annual meeting and Christy Huff, M.D. will be in attendance.

The Problem 

“While it might initially seem that these communities and video blogs are simply artifacts of the internet culture, a closer look at the stories told on these forums suggests a different message. The message is that physicians have been unprepared for these withdrawal disorders and are unable to treat or even guide patients through complicated withdrawal from these substances.”

Josef Witt-Doerring, MBBS, Daryl Shorter, MD, Thomas Kosten, MD

Psychiatric Times, Baylor University College of Medicine

“Withdrawal charities, support groups and individual submissions also placed significantly more emphasis on the long-term psychosocial harms associated with dependence (such as loss of confidence after trauma of dependence, loss of friendships and relationships, adverse impacts on family members, time out from studying and achieving lower grades than expected, and loss of skills to return to employment). The overarching theme of many of these submissions was how benzodiazepines can devastate a patients’ life.”

Professor Sheila the Baroness Hollins

Board of science chair, British Medical Association

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