Video: World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

In the run-up to World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, people were asked to submit short videos describing how their lives have been affected by these drugs.  These are their stories:

4 Responses to Video: World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

  1. Greg White 11/06/2016 at 3:36 pm #

    Isn’t it curious that criminal intent is not readily an issue when an insured monopolistic medicine harms us, whilst otherwise in daily life all hell breaks loose. Isn’t it also not a surprise then that such a medical model needs legal monopoly and the the full force of the exchequer for it to ply its trade, without awareness of its nocebo effect.

  2. Sandra Breakspeare 11/06/2016 at 3:47 pm #

    It is so heart breaking to see / hear of all the suffering, but it is only with everyone speaking out together can we make so badly needed changes in Psychiatry. We must not give up, but fight for better help and support so that we can stop and prevent all future generations from going through the hell that these drugs cause.

  3. Lucy Theobald 11/06/2016 at 3:50 pm #

    Without government subsidies and laws to protect them and give them a monopoly, the psychiatric profession would perish, as no one would pay hard earned money for the quack and barbaric services of torture, incarceration and drug addiction.

  4. Pauline Thomas 14/06/2016 at 10:32 am #

    There are people with a learning disability who are regularly given benzodiazepines. Lorazepam is often the drug of choice, Usually prescribed PRN. Most have no choice. Most suffer terrible side effects.

    These people cannot explain what side effects they are getting. These drugs are given automatically to help care staff to control someone who may be challenging. However it is often the case that these drugs only add more problems than cure. They then become the norm for controlling people who incidently really need stimulation and not medication.

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