Our Impact

Media Appearances

Words can hurt those on benzodiazepines

Nicole Lamberson, PA, Kevin M.D., September 20, 2018

Dangers of rising benzo prescriptions raise alarms of next drug crisis

Avichai Scher and Ali Galante, NBC News, July 27, 2018

These Pills Could Be Next U.S. Drug Epidemic, Public Health Officials Say

Christine Vestal, National Publications, July 18, 2018

Talk Radio Europe with Stacy Pinkerton

Stacy Pinkerton, Talk Radio Europe, July 11, 2018

This Is Why Xanax Is Blowing Up in America

Maia Szalavitz, Vice, June 12, 2018

10 tips to help patients through benzodiazepine withdrawal

Christy Huff, M.D., Kevin M.D., March 20, 2018

A Quiet Drug Problem Among the Elderly

Paula Span, The New York Times, March 18, 2018

With benzos, a doctor discovers ease of dependency, ordeal of withdrawal

M.J. Tidwell, Daily Hampshire Gazette, January 2, 2018

Take it from this physician: Beware the dangers of benzodiazepines

Christy Huff, M.D., KevinMD, November 6, 2017

Too Many Meds? America’s Love Affair With Prescription Medication

Teresa Carr, Consumer Reports, August 3, 2017

I Tried To Get Off Ativan

Harriet Brown, Vice, January 12, 2017

A New Patient-Initiated Coalition Battles Benzos

Allen Frances, M.D., Rehabs.com, November 30, 2016

Medical and Consumer Outreach

Sonja Styblo Receives Massachusetts Senate Citation for Work with Benzodiazepine Advocacy


The National Association of Social Workers presented BIC General Advisory Board member Sonja Styblo with a citation from the senate in recognition of her perseverance and dedication to working on informed consent of benzodiazepines and her constant willingness to work on legislation that assists social workers.

Dependence Lunch and Learn

Board member Lisa von Braun, N.P. presenting to consumers and providers about benzodiazepine dangers and dependence at a lunch and learn 7/3/18, Laconia, New Hampshire.

State of Massachusetts Commendation

State of Massachusetts Commendation of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition for celebrating the 3rd Annual World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day.

Social Work Magazine July/August 2018 Edition

Sonja Styblo of our General Advisory appears in National Association of Social Workers Quarterly Magazine.

(In)Visible Shirt Campaign

inVisible campaign and fundraiser with World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day  and As Prescribed for the benefit of As Prescribed. Fundraising goal was met.

Psych Congress Conference

Video submitted for Psych Congress 2017 continuing education presentation Examining the Risks and Benefits of Benzodiazepines.