Pictured: Sonja Styblo, W-BAD’s Massachusetts representative, in front of Harvard on W-BAD.
Suggested printable information in .PDF format, materials for discussion.
Here you will find front and back printable distribution pamphlets in many languages, a pull-tab flyer, and a poster that you can take with you when you participate in World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day.
Printable handouts made just for specific people such as loved ones, professionals, therapists and people who care for people in benzodiazepine withdrawal. There are also handouts made for information on helping the elderly who are prescribed or may be prescribed a benzodiazepine, and other miscellaneous handouts that can be easily printed.
A W-BAD campaigner printed some colorful information cards on cardstock. Anyone participating in W-BAD should feel free to get creative with however they want to share discussion information. Always try to make sure your information is accurate and not sensate — remember, these are adult conversations about prescribed medications that can cause tolerance, physiologic dependence, interdose withdrawal, and a potentially lengthy withdrawal syndrome. People who struggle with a substance abuse disorder should also feel free to discuss this, but please keep in mind that W-BAD’s focus is on prescribed benzodiazepine awareness used responsibly and that addiction and physiological dependence are not the same.
*Note: While people are encouraged to discuss their own information points, W-BAD is not responsible for information discussed by any one person. All information and materials on w-bad.org are for discussion and educational purposes only. They are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any illness, and they are not intended to be a substitute for medical advice. Always consult a trusted and knowledgeable healthcare provider before stopping, starting or making changes to your medical care or medication.