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Stopping benzodiazepines or z-drugs

The College has worked with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to produce a patient decision aid on stopping benzodiazepines or z-drugs. This patient decision aid looks at:

  • what benzodiazepines and z-drugs are
  • why someone might want to stop taking them
  • the options available
  • choosing the best time to stop or reduce benzodiazepines or z-drugs
  • what reducing or stopping might involve
  • what else can help.

You can read the full patient decision aid or the summary document, or find out more at the link below.