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Review for Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, Midvale, UT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Benzodiazepine Information Coalition is a much needed organization helping to raise awareness of the dangers of these drugs - even taken in low doses and exactly as prescribed. Dr's seem to be unaware and unwilling to learn about the damage these drugs can and do cause when taken long term (more than 2 - 4 weeks) - diagnosing side effects and withdrawal as new or underlying issues. Considering that these drugs are handed out like tic tacs and promised "safe and benign in low doses" - education is needed. If you don't believe me - just do a google search for "benzodiazepine withdrawal" and what you will find is compliant patients who took low doses and exactly as prescribed - going through hell trying to free themselves with little to no support from their Dr's. They are the only organization devoted only to benzodiazepines. They are neither anti-drug nor anti psychiatry . They are for educating physicians and patients on the many issues that can arise from this particular class of drug. And they are doing a bang up job!

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