HANDOUTS

FOR PROFESSIONALS:

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This printable .PDF file can help make a professional, such as a prescriber, aware of benzodiazepine associated illness and withdrawal. It is intended to both educate and aid any professional who lacks awareness in recognizing and handling the care of someone who is suffering from BZD tolerance, withdrawal, adverse effects, dependency and the protracted withdrawal syndrome.

The text on this handout was reviewed by Professor Malcolm H. Lader, O.B.E., LL.B., D.Sc., Ph.D., M.D., F.R.C. Psych., F. Med. Sci. Professor Lader is a world renowned expert on benzodiazepines and former advisor to the World Health Organization. He and his colleagues discovered the problems with benzodiazepines and researched them extensively until their government funding body stopped funding their research with no explanation. For more information on how Professor Lader became an expert on the matter, please go here. For more information on his requests for funding for further research, please go here and here.
This .PDF is an informative hand-out. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. 

FOR COUNSELORS AND THERAPISTS:

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This printable .PDF can help educate a social worker, counselor or therapist on what is happening to a client experiencing benzodiazepine associated illness and withdrawal. Because therapists help their clients cope with a variety of problems, it is important for them to be aware of a central nervous system that is in a medication withdrawal-induced hypersensitive state.

The text on this handout was reviewed and endorsed by Baylissa Frederick of Bloom in Wellness, a qualified therapist with a specialty in coaching people through benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Additionally, Baylissa has suffered from benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome and has the first-hand experience with it, which is why her practice includes sufferers of benzodiazepine (and other psychotropic drugs) withdrawal.
This .PDF is an informative hand-out. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.

FOR LOVED ONES AND CARETAKERS:

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This printable .PDF can help educate and support the loved ones, caregivers, friends and family members. It can help the supporters understand what is happening to their loved one. Often, the supporters and loved ones of those suffering from benzodiazepine associated illness and withdrawal play a critical role in the sufferer’s success and recovery. With this in mind, it is always a good idea to supply these people with as many educational materials as possible, and this .PDF can do just that, perhaps without giving them “information overload”. It is an informational hand-out. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.

PULL-TAB FLYERS

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This printable .PDF was created for bulletins in public places with convenient pull-tabs directing visitors to w-bad.org. Th idea is cost-effective and only requires one side to be printed. It is an informative hand-out. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.

ON BENZODIAZEPINES AND THE ELDERLY, INFO FOR NURSING AND SKILLED CARE HOMES:

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This printable .PDF file details what you should know if an elderly person is newly prescribed or already taking a benzodiazepine. It can help make a professional, such as a prescriber, nursing, and skilled care home workers, or family members of an elderly person aware of benzodiazepine associated problems in the elderly. It is intended to both educate and aid anyone who lacks awareness in recognizing and handling the care of an elderly person who is already taking benzodiazepines or who has newly been prescribed one.

The text on this handout was reviewed by Professor Malcolm H. Lader, O.B.E., LL.B., D.Sc., Ph.D., M.D., F.R.C. Psych., F. Med. Sci. Professor Lader is a world renowned expert on benzodiazepines and former advisor to the World Health Organization. He and his colleagues discovered the problems with benzodiazepines and researched them extensively until their government funding body stopped funding their research with no explanation. For more information on how Professor Lader became an expert on the matter, please go here. For more information on his requests for funding for further research, please go here and here.
This .PDF is an informative hand-out. It is not intended to be a substitute for medical advice.