Further Reading

"The Ashton Manual” by Professor C Heather Ashton, one of the world’s foremost authorities on the subject, is essential reading. She has campaigned tirelessly for years for support for sufferers. (www.benzo.org.uk)

“Recovery & Renewal” by Bliss Johns (Baylissa Frederick) in 2012 is based on her own personal experience of withdrawal, and that gained from the thousands of people who contributed to her website “Recovery Road”. (www.recovery-road.org)

“Coming off Tranquillisers, Sleeping Pills and Anti-Depressants” by Shirley Trickett in 1986, an experienced nurse who was one of the earliest people to point out the dangers of the long-term use of benzodiazepines. Unfortunately the book is no longer in print but I got a second-hand copy from AbeBooks.

“Cracked” by Dr James Davies is very revealing and not a little disturbing about the science underpinning medical psychiatry.

“Benzodiazepines: The Still Unfinished Story”
A Speech by Professor C Heather Ashton DM, FRCP,
to the “Beat The Benzos” Campaign Launch Conference, 
Croydon, London, England
Wednesday, November 1, 200