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Benzodiazepines: Risks and benefits. A reconsideration
Over the last decade there have been further developments in our knowledge of the risks and benefits of benzodiazepines, and of the risks and benefits
of alternatives to benzodiazepines. Representatives drawn from the Psychopharmacology Special Interest Group of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and
the British Association for Psychopharmacology together examined these developments, and have provided this joint statement with recommendations
for clinical practice. The working group was mindful of widespread concerns about benzodiazepines and related anxiolytic and hypnotic drugs. The
group believes that whenever benzodiazepines are prescribed, the potential for dependence or other harmful effects must be considered. However, the
group also believes that the risks of dependence associated with long-term use should be balanced against the benefits that in many cases follow from
the short or intermittent use of benzodiazepines and the risk of the underlying conditions for which treatment is being provide



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"To fall in hell or soar angelic you need a pinch of psychedelic".
Humphry Osmond to Aldous Huxley (in a book)

In short, they're worried about people who need these drugs getting hooked on them (which is a lot better than being in agonising pain all day every day every day in my oppinion)
So we've decided not to give them to anyone who really needs them to improve their daily life.

Get fucked uk, just get fucked/
They say pain is relative, it certainly feels like a relative of mine... One that I can't get rid of.

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