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When Audrey Dixon was prescribed tranquillisers after a bout of post-natal depression more than 30 years ago, she had no idea she would become addicted to them.
Now she wants to warn others about the dangers of tranquilliser addiction.
A CARPENTER who suffered constant pain after falling through the roof of a shopping centre while doing repairs killed himself with an overdose of tranquillisers, an inquest heard yesterday.
But when he failed to respond to standard treatments, the doctors tried different drugs including horse tranquilliser ketamine.
There are about two million tranquilliser users in Britain and the lives of 15 % of people in Britain and the USA have been blighted by benzodiazepines (used for calming or sleep).
Aims to help people who wish to withdraw from tranquillisers or sleeping pills.
Confirmation of the figures came in the Commons with details of the levels of anti-depressant and tranquilliser drugs prescribed in England.
A marksman with a tranquilliser rifle chases cattle on an abandoned island.
Up to two-and-a-half million Britons are addicted to tranquillisers and doctors working in substance abuse clinics claim it is easier to get off heroin than to give up benzodiazepines - one of the most commonly prescribed forms of tranquilliser.
Nurse Pam Armstrong, who founded the society with former tranquilliser user Peter Riston, has been recognised for her work by the National Institute of Clinical Excellence.
A TRANQUILLISER whose popularity is rocketing in the underground club scene is to be made illegal, it was announced today.