The Benzodiazepines Crisis (Original PDF from Publisher)


Developed decades ago to treat a legitimate medical need, benzodiazepines promisingly displaced less-effective and less-safe drugs, though prescribing has since exceeded their intended use and outpaced the available data. The current situation is characterized by excessive prescribing and extended utilization beyond good therapeutic practice. Evidence indicates that prolonged use of benzodiazepines causes a wide range of adverse reactions, and withdrawal can be particularly challenging. Misused, abused, diverted, and counterfeited, benzodiazepines have serious potential for substance use disorder, and are among the leading causes of drug-related overdose deaths. The Benzodiazepines Crisis sounds the alarm against the overuse of benzodiazepines, presenting an updated, evidence-based overview of this class of drugs and their negative consequences. Bringing together years of research, clinical expertise, and scientific evidence, this book aims to address a perceived lag between evidence and action in order to call for rational and dramatically reduced usage of benzodiazepines.

Product Details

  • Item Weight:1.11 pounds
  • Paperback:288 pages
  • ISBN-10:0197517277
  • ISBN-13:978-0197517277
  • Product Dimensions:9.1 x 0.7 x 6.1 inches
  • Publisher:Oxford University Press; 1st Edition (October 15, 2020)
  • Language::English

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