Podcast – Benzodiazepines: Keep calm and prescribe responsibly

Podcast host Lynn Weekes discusses the risks of taking benzodiazepines long term, and how gradual dose tapering can be carefully and safely achieved in the primary care setting.

Podcast transcript

Comfy sleep

Tools to help improve sleep

Benzodiazepine medicines can cause dependence. Find out ways to help you improve your sleep.

  • Sleep hygiene: Tips for better sleep – coming soon
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Tools to help with anxiety

Benzodiazepine medicines can cause dependence. Learn about tools to help manage your anxiety.

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I need support

  • Reconnexion supports you to better understand your benzodiazepines, and manage withdrawal, poor sleep and anxiety. Available from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
    Phone: 1300 273 266 or [email protected]
  • Beyond Blue provides 24/7 phone line support to help you deal with depression and anxiety.
    Phone: 1300 22 4636
  • Lifeline offers a 24/7 crisis support line for those feeling low, sad, or generally overwhelmed.
    Phone: 13 11 14
    Text: 0477 13 11 14

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Information about benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine medicines can cause dependence. Learn more about these medicines.

  • Benzodiazepines (what they are and how they work) – coming soon

Thinking about stopping?