We welcome submissions from professionals with a particular interest in the treatment, care and management of patients and clients experiencing withdrawal effects from benzodiazepines and discontinuation syndrome from antidepressants. If you wish to submit a book review, article or other item, please contact us at: email@example.com
Dr David Healy on Evidence Based Medicine
British Medical Association (BMA) News Article
This article by the BMA focuses on Lord Sandwich’s campaign for prescription drug addiction to be given a higher profile and mentions Recovery Road. If link is not highlighted, please click on heading. Link: BSKN-8MQDE8?OpenDocument&C=22+October+2011
This is a review published in the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association, March 2011 issue, of the Benzo-Wise book (now republished as Recovery & Renewal) written by Bliss Johns, the founder of Recovery Road: Review of “Benzo-Wise” in the Norwegian Medical Association’s Journal
Here is the original article: “Benzo-Wise: A Recovery Companion” Review
The following is a review of the Benzo-Wise book from Dr. Leo Campbell, North Carolina, USA:
“As a practicing physician I am well aware of the trap we fall into of prescribing benzodiazepines as a quick and very effective fix for anxiety symptoms, only to regret later as we realize we have created a generation of drug dependent individuals. What is worse, benzos don’t solve the original problem causing the anxiety, so instead of one problem, the patient now has at least two. Additionally, the general population has come to realize that benzos are very effective for treating anxiety symptoms and now pressure their doctors for these prescriptions, without realizing the danger that lies waiting.
This easily-read, well-written book serves at least two useful purposes. It is educational for physicians who may know these drugs are strongly addictive, but don’t have enough time with their patients to see the emotional devastation that often comes with a simple prescription. For patients, it provides hope of freedom from drug dependence, and comfort, guidance, and support as the physiology twists and turns trying to normalize itself. I have already begun recommending this book to friends and patients.”
Work of Benzodiazepine Campaigners
Please visit the All Party Parliamentary Group for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction’s website for detailed information on the lobbying work being done by some of our benzodiazepine survivors, parliamentarians, researchers and other campaigners. It includes communication between the APPGITA and bodies such as the Department of Health (DoH) and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
Overview of Benzodiazepines – Professor C Heather Ashton
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal – Professor C Heather Ashton