Prescription drug dependence

Prescription drug dependence

Women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Christina Martens (ed.)
Publisher: 
Visions Journal
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at women's mental health and addictions issues, including eating disorders, mothering, rural issues, benzodiazepines, and workplaces.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Benzodiazepines: how they work and how to withdraw

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English
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C Heather Ashton
Publisher: 
benzo.org.uk
Publication Date: 
2002

Provides suggestions on how to withdraw after long-term use, and individual tapering schedules for different benzodiazepines. Describes withdrawal symptoms, acute and protracted, and how to cope with them.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Benzodiazepine Addiction, Withdrawal & Recovery

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Information provision and referral
Advocacy

Forms an patient-advocacy web site that contains articles and information, expert medical documents, news stories and personal accounts of benzodiazepine addiction.

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Dangerous prescriptions? Benzodiazepine use among Aboriginal senior women

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British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
Centres of Excellence for Women's Health Research Bulletins (CEWHRB)
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Online
Paper
Author: 
Amy Salmon
Publisher: 
Research Bulletin
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the health consequences caused by over-prescription of benzodiazepines to older Aboriginal women.

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ISSN 14963612
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Includes bibliographical references.

Benzodiazepine recovery tips

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English
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Online
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Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Provides tips and information for those who are recovering from an addiction to benzodiazepines (tranquilizers).

What people need to know about psychiatric drugs

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English
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E. Daisy Anderson
Janet Currie
Publisher: 
Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Duncan, BC

Reviews the major categories of psychiatric drugs, the commons uses of these drugs and the problems that can result from taking them, including dependency and addiction.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Women and benzodiazepine use and dependency

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English
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Author: 
Frances Kirson
Publisher: 
Women's Addiction Foundation
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at benzodiazepine use and dependency, as well as barriers women may face when getting off these medications. Provides a listing of withdrawal symptoms.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of tranquilizers and sleeping pills to women in Canada

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Translated Title: 
La création massive de l’accoutumance
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet C. Currie
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Edition: 
Volume 6/7, No. 4/1
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
Winter/Spring 2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Examines the over-prescription of benzodiazepines to women in Canada. Urges the establishment of clinical practice guidelines on the use and prescribing of these drugs and sleeping pills.

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ISSN 14800039

Just say no: the dangers of tranquilizers and sleeping pills

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Online
Author: 
Kathleen O'Grady
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Briefly examines the health risks and consequences associated with long-term use of benzodiazepines and tranquilizers. Includes references.

Manufacturing addiction: the over-prescription of benzodiazepines and sleeping pills to women in Canada

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English
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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health (BCCEWH)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Janet C. Currie
Publisher: 
British Columbia Centre of Excellence for Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Outlines the pharmacology of benzodiazepines, prescribing rates and practices in Canada. Examines the over-prescription of these medications to women, as well as the effects of withdrawal and recovery from addiction.

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BCCEWH ADDI.C87 2003
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Includes bibliographical references.
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