Return to Addiction by Prescription homepage Addiction by Prescription - One Woman's Triumph and Fight for Change Internationally Endorsed by Experts Joan E. Gadsby is recognized internationally as an authority on the responsible use of benzodiazepines and anti-depressants. Our Pill Epidemic - The Shocking Story of a Society Hooked on Drugs Prescription Drugs - Some Shocking Facts The Hidden Worldwide Health Epidemic Order the book and the video

Addiction
by
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One Woman's Triumph
and Fight for Change

Joan E. Gadsby

Internationally Endorsed by Experts


It is over 20 years since I, with others, first drew attention to the extent and severity of dependence on therapeutic doses of benzodiazepines [tranquillizers and sleeping pills]. The suffering goes on, but Joan Gadsby's well-researched story should help focus public attention on this appalling problem and its solution.

Professor Malcolm Lader,
Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology,
Institute of Psychiatry, London, England

...a must read for anybody who has ever taken or considered taking a prescription sleeping pill for more than 1 to 2 weeks. It is also essential reading for those of us who prescribe or dispense these pills.

Dr James M Wright,
Departments of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and Medicine,
University of British Columbia, Canada

This is a harrowing and brutally frank story of one woman's struggle to free herself from mind-numbing and soul-destroying tranquillising drugs ...But she did triumph and has produced a powerful call to action...

Dr David Cohen,
Professor, School of Social Work,
Florida International University, USA
and co-author with Dr. Peter Breggin of Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs

Joan Gadsby's feisty outlook, energetic approach, and organisational abilities will add significantly to the mounting pressure on the medical profession world-wide to rethink their prescribing practices with regard to benzodiazepines...

Professor C Heather Ashton,
DM, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England
Dr. Ashton operated a Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Clinic for 12 years and is author of Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw.

This new book, with its revelations, should be a winner...My earnest hope is that this book...will be widely read by general practitioners who so readily prescribe tranquillizers, by the professors who lecture in our medical schools...and by all others who have any interest in the manufacture, distribution and control of [these] drugs.

Anna de Jonge,
Patients' Rights Advocate, New Zealand

Joan Gadsby has written an important book for patients and doctors alike...

Ulla Tonne,
Karolinska Institute, Sweden

A harrowing, cautionary tale, particularly for women, about how the prescription of tranquillising drugs by doctors almost ruined the professional and personal life of one highly-competent career woman.

Doris Anderson,
Journalist, feminist, activist and author of Rebel Daughter.
Toronto, Canada

This book is a masterful, lucid and cogent account of the causes and horrific consequences of benzodiazepine dependency.

Dr. Reg Peart,
President, International Victims of Tranquillizers and President, International Benzodiazepine Awareness Network. London, England


Joan can be contacted for prescription drug addiction and legal consulting, speaking engagements, sponsorships and media interviews at ...

Market Media International Corp.
4507 Cedarcrest Avenue,
North Vancouver, BC
V7R 3R2,
Canada

Phone: (604) 987-6064

Fax: (604) 987-6063

Email: joangadsby@pacificcoast.net

Return to Addiction by Prescription homepage Addiction by Prescription - One Woman's Triumph and Fight for Change Internationally Endorsed by Experts Joan E. Gadsby is recognized internationally as an authority on the responsible use of benzodiazepines and anti-depressants. Our Pill Epidemic - The Shocking Story of a Society Hooked on Drugs Prescription Drugs - Some Shocking Facts The Hidden Worldwide Health Epidemic Order the book and the video