Benzodiazepine Information Coalition is a non-profit organization that advocates for greater understanding of the potentially devastating effects of commonly prescribed benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin, as well as prevention of patient injury through medical recognition, informed consent, and education.

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We seek to break the stigma and raise awareness around prescribed benzodiazepine injury, provide a voice to the patients who are suffering, and facilitate research and access to competent, evidence-based medical care for those impacted by benzodiazepine induced disability.

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Latest Blogs

Why I Participate in World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

The third annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD) will occur on Wednesday, July 11, 2018. This is my second year being involved as both as a physician and patient who was injured by benzodiazepines. Unlike more readily identifiable awareness campaigns, such...

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10 Things Uninformed Benzodiazepine Prescribers Do

1. They prescribe benzodiazepines long-term without informed consent. Informed consent is a foundation of medicine, both ethically and legally.  When a prescriber writes a long-term (2-4 weeks or more) benzodiazepine prescription for a patient, they should also be...

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A Brief History of Benzodiazepines

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BMA Report & Call To Action, October, 2015

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Online Communities for Drug Withdrawal: What Can We Learn?

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