U.S. – GET STATE RECOGNITION OF W-BAD

Resolution of U.S. states to observe World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day

SO FAR, W-BAD IS OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED IN MARYLAND AND MASSACHUSETTS.

We’re off to a good start, but we need YOUR help to spread the word about the dangers of benzodiazepines. The purpose of obtaining resolutions in each U.S. State is to put benzodiazepines on the radar of state legislators in hopes that, perhaps, other bills— like the one currently pending a hearing in Massachusetts—will materialize.

If you think your state should recognize World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day on July 11th, first find your state representative here.

Next, please send the following two items to your state representative:

  1. The W-BAD resolution that was filed in Massachusetts
  2. One of the two sample letters we have created for you (follow the instructions atop each sample letter to personalize them). Click on the images below to go to the sample letters:

 

Sample Letter 1 Sample Letter 2

 Existing resolution proclamations:

Below is a list of states together with their W-BAD representatives. States in bold have already had resolutions passed giving official recognition to World Benzodiazeopine Awareness Day. If you would like to represent your state, please contact us. If you’ve successfully received a resolution proclamation for your state, please send it to us in the form of a high quality image to add here.

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts – Geraldine Burns: gcburns55@aol.com 
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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CAUTION! Do not cold turkey! Abrupt cessation of benzodiazepines may be very dangerous. Always consult your prescriber if you are considering making any changes.

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