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APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence welcomes announcement of a review into prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal

The All Party Parliamentary Group for Prescribed Drug Dependence (for whom CEP provides the secretariat) welcomes Public Health England’s announcement today of an evidence review into prescribed drugs that may cause dependence and withdrawal. Prescribed drug dependence is a growing problem, with increasing numbers of prescriptions for addictive, psychoactive drugs being given to adults and […]

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APPG for Prescribed Drug Dependence calls on Camden CCG to reverse decision to close support service for patients dependent on benzodiazepines

  The REST Project, based at MIND in Camden, has been providing essential support services to patients suffering from dependence and withdrawal from benzodiazepines for 30 years.  During this time it has helped thousands of clients safely withdraw from long term use of sedatives, tranquilisers and sleeping pills, through specialised group meetings and personalised support.  […]

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CEP is looking for individuals in the UK who are willing to talk to the media about prescribed drug dependence

We anticipate that there will be significant media coverage next week around the issue of prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal. We are therefore looking for individuals who have had a negative experience withdrawing from benzodiazepines, z-drugs, gaba-ergic drugs (e.g. neurontin), opioids or antidepressants who would be prepared to tell their story to the media, including on television. […]

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Dr James Davies interviewed in BBC documentary ‘Health’

Dr James Davis, co-founder of CEP, is interviewed in this new documentary by the BBC which investigates the deals struck between health professionals and pharmaceutical companies. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b096sjk2

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2017 Prescribed Drug Withdrawal Survey: Initial Findings

We would like to thank all those people who took the time to complete our recent survey on prescribed drug dependence and withdrawal. The information you provided is vital in moving the case forward for specialist services for those adversely affected by prescribed drug dependence. The responses we received were as moving and informative as they […]

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2017 Withdrawal Survey extended until 5pm BST Monday 28 August

We have received an unprecedented number of responses to the 2017 Withdrawal Survey and as a result we have decided to extend the survey until 5pm BST Monday 28 August. You can access the survey here: https://roehamptonpsych.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6gSHZN88sOmHDlr More details on the survey are available here: http://cepuk.org/2017/08/10/cep-2017-prescribed-drug-withdrawal-survey/ Thank you for your support.

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2017 Prescribed Drug Dependence & Withdrawal Survey

*Survey extended to 5pm Monday 28 August 2017* The Council for Evidence-based Psychiatry, in collaboration with the University of Roehampton and with the support of Baylissa Frederick of Recovery Road, has launched a survey to gather data on the experiences and provision needs of those who are suffering, or have suffered, from prescribed drug dependence (PDD) […]

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World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day is on 11th July

On 11th July 2017 World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD) celebrates its second year and the launch of its official website which can be found at http://w-bad.org. W-BAD is a grassroots victim-organized and led campaign that seeks to raise global awareness about the harms and dangers of prescribed benzodiazepines. Some objectives of the awareness campaign include: preventing […]

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The Daily Telegraph and Mail Online: Dr James Davies says quiz used to diagnose depression is designed by Pfizer

Dr James Davies is interviewed today in The Daily Telegraph about a questionnaire used by doctors to diagnose depression and anxiety in the UK. “These forms have a very low criteria for anxiety and depression’” says Davies.  “Millions of people have filled them and in and got medication, but did they know they were developed by […]

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Daily Mail: the NHS must help blameless victims of prescribed drug dependence

As part of their support for the campaign for a national helpline, the Daily Mail yesterday published a two page spread in the Good Health section which included the story of Pamela Wilson, a former law courts executive officer, who became dependent on painkillers for 27 years. Dr Max Pemberton, a regular columnist, also describes how he has […]

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