My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, Midvale, UT, USA
This organization provides invaluable information and resources for individuals whose lives have been impacted by doctor prescribed benzodiazepines. I wish this organization had been in existence when I was searching for help because any of the doctors I encountered offered nothing except more drugs and dangerous advice and my entire life was ruined because of it.
In 2002 I was prescribed a benzodiazepine when my blood pressure rose to a dangerously high level due to the stressors of caring for my husband who was paralyzed after falling off a roof. The dose I was prescribed pretty much insured I would become physically dependent within a few weeks, as well as extremely anxiety ridden - something the doctor attributed to trauma instead of the drug. This drug was responsible for not only making me an anxiety ridden mess, it changed my personality, decision making ability and caused me to become VERY suicidal. After 8 years I finally found a place that helped me get off the drug with a rapid detox but it took me another 3 years for my body to fully recover.
During the eight horror filled years I was on this drug I searched endlessly for answers but found very few. I believe if this organization had been in existence, my years of suffering would have been much shorter and I would have gotten help sooner. I am grateful for all the work the founders of this organization have put in to provide such a wonderful resource for people!