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Benzodiazepines

by Lee K, Freeburn B, Ella S, Miller W, Perry J, Conigrave K

Book section
Year 2012
Book title Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work
City Sydney
Publisher University of Sydney
Page 173-184
Isbn 9781742102672 (hard copy) 9781742102689 (online)

Abstract

This chapter is from the Handbook for Aboriginal alcohol and drug work and provides information for alcohol and other drug (AOD) workers on benzodiazepines, including:

  • benzodiazepine use among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • why people misuse benzodiazepines
  • benzodiazepines' effects on the body
  • how to recognise benzodiazepine dependence
  • how to recognise benzodiazepine withdrawal
  • how to assess a client who uses benzodiazepines
  • how to help a person who misuses benzodiazepines
  • stimulant overdose
  • reducing the harms related to benzodiazepine use if a person cannot or will not quit
  • preventing benzodiazepine use.

Abstract adapted from the University of Sydney

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