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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VIDEO: Baylissa’s journey off clonazepam
Baylissa suffered from dystonia since childhood and was given a prescription for a benzodiazepine called clonazepam in order to minimise a facial tic on her wedding day. She soon became addicted and subsequently spent three years in withdrawal. However this terrible experience led to her work as a withdrawal support counsellor and – fully recovered […]
VIDEO: Ian’s recovery and subsequent work for the Bristol Tranquilliser Project
Ian describes how work stress led to a prescription for lorazepam, which he stopped cold turkey in the late 80s. His withdrawal caused many symptoms, including crippling anxiety which lasted over 18 months. He only discovered what was wrong when he visited the Bristol Tranquilliser Project, and has now worked for this organisation for over […]
Melanie Davis discusses withdrawal from benzodiazepines
Melanie has been the manager of MIND in Camden’s REST Project for 20 years. She facilitates a weekly support group, providing individual advice, information and support regarding safe withdrawal from benzodiazepines.