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Over A Million Brits Addicted To Prescription Tranquillisers, Says Study

Around 1.3 million Brits are addicted to prescription tranquillisers, according to a new study.

The drugs known as Benzodiazepines are prescribed to those who are suffering from depression and anxiety.

Last year ten million people were given Benzodiazepine prescriptions but The Daily Mail reports that many users are having to attend rehabilitation clinics in order to get off the drugs. 

The article claims that doctors have been ordered to lower the amount of prescriptions being offered to UK citizens and as such have been forcing their patients to give up their prescriptions immediately.

Barry Haslam, who runs a support group for Benzodiazepine addicts, believes that making patients go 'cold turkey' is simply causing more problems for drug addicts. 

He said: "Most patients are just left to get on with it on their own and even if they are offered help it?s usually a referral to a detox unit for illegal drug users.

 "That is just not appropriate because they bring patients off the drugs in too short a space of time."

The article may persuade those who are suffering with anxiety or depression to consider hypnotherapy services to get to the root cause of their issues. Hypnotherapy is becoming an increasingly popular alternative solution for anxiety problems and can also be used to treat addiction.

Those who are currently suffering from the withdrawal of Benzodiazepines may want to find a hypnotherapist themselves.

Writing for ezinearticles.com, former Benzodiazepine addict Shannon McDowell said: "Sometimes the treatment for certain disorders can be worse than the original illness."