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For the best and most comprehensive information on benzodiazepine withdrawal you are encouraged to read: “Benzodiazepines: How they Work & How to Withdraw” (The Ashton Manual) by Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP. Versions of the Ashton Manual in eleven languages can be accessed from this page. Some official sites that recommend the Manual. New: Japanese version.
For online benzodiazepine withdrawal support you may like to visit BenzoBuddies or take a look at the other support groups listed on the Support page. Please note that benzo.org.uk is a personal web site and is not associated with any organisation or support group so cannot endorse any advice that you might receive.
You are encouraged to visit the website of the Action Platform for Patients’ Group on Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction (APPGITA) and to get involved with the campaign for justice for the victims of these drugs. See Aims & Objectives.
In the UK and interested in taking legal action against your prescriber? Contact Miss Caroline Moore, Medical Solicitors, Unit 1A South West Centre, Troutbeck Road, Sheffield S7 2QA. Visit website.