New Benzodiazepines in Europe – A Review

Summary This report provides a technical review of the current body of knowledge regarding new benzodiazepines that are monitored by the EU Early Warning System. The aims of this report are to strengthen situational awareness of new...

WHO Management of Alcohol Withdrawal

Scientific article
Alcohol withdrawal can be uncomfortable and occasionally life threatening. Pharmacological management of alcohol withdrawal is an essential component of alcohol dependence. Benzodiazepines (BZDs), non­sedating anticonvulsants and...

Benzodiazepine Use Is High while Use Disorder Rates Are Low

Scientific article
Benzodiazepines, such as sedatives and sleeping aids, are a widely prescribed group of medicines designed for short-term treatment. Although most people manage benzodiazepines as prescribed, some individuals misuse the drugs and can develop...

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