"The kids have been shown that drug taking is a way of having fun"
"No-one I know will use diazes, temazes, for what they should be used for. People get a weekly script -
7 tablets and be able to sell them for #20"
"One in six [babies] had been fed benzodiazepine tranquillisers in the womb."
"...my teenage years were all dictated through a barbiturate
Without my parents knowledge or approval, I stopped. How I
did it I can't remember. I was 14 or 15 at the time, all my
life these drugs had been my constant 'companions'. It was
"Doctors are not adhering to guidelines and are relying on
their "clinical judgement" with little knowledge of the actual
action of these drugs...These drugs
lead to crime in many ways. Some of us think it is the medical
profession that should be in the dock."
"Hence, it is very important for GPs to be aware of potential
hazards precipitated by benzodiazapine dependency and be selective
and precautious while prescribing them."
"It should be clear from the above evidence that the
statement 'no proven link' is at best unhelpful."