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  • This section contains a variety of materials that may be of use to the reader including literature, shared information from my court case and useful links.
  • As stated in the disclaimer, the webmaster of this website is in no way engaged in any type of medical or legal advice, and/or any other kind of personal or professional services. Therefore, any information acquired through this website is utilized at your own risk.

 

 

Literature


The Ashton Manual

  • Contains expert advice on benzodiazepines and how to withdrawal safely written by world renowned expert Prof. Heather Ashton.

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The International Narcotics Control Board Report 2010

  • Shows global consumption levels for a variety of drugs according to country including benzodiazepines shown on page 32.
  • The report shows that Japan has the highest average consumption rate of “anxiolytic” benzodiazepines in Asia with the only exception being Iran (See Figure 20 on page 35).
  • Although use for this indication is lower than in many European countries, Japan has the highest average consumption rate of “sedative-hypnotic” benzodiazepines in the world with the only exception being Belgium (See Figure 26 on page 39).

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DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Dependency

  • Diagnostic criteria for dependency – these helped to define the issues for litigation in my case.
  • (NB: There has been some controversy over the DSM, and apparently, doctors can also use these criteria to their advantage, so in my case, there was sufficient consultation with my lawyer.)

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Medical Papers

  • Please visit benzo.org.uk for an extensive range of benzodiazepine related papers and literature written by experts.

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Shared Information (from my case)


Court Documentation

  • The addiction reports in the Case Section contain an actual case sample of the DSM-IV-TR Diagnostic Criteria for Dependency applied.
  • Other documents may also provide an insight into the types of issues that could be raised and questioned in a case like this.

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Feedback

  • Shares what worked well (in my case) including preparation, organization, strategy, etc. and what could have been better executed.
  • Also includes feedback on how I managed my stress and time during proceedings, and shows some of the challenges I faced.

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Videos


Documentaries

  • Shows a variety of benzodiazepine related documentaries that may be of interest to the reader.

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Videos

  • Shows a variety of benzodiazepine related videos that may be of interest to the reader.

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Books


Books

  • Shows a variety of benzodiazepine related books that may be of interest to the reader.

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Website Languages

The primary language of this website is English. Japanese appears as translations only (except for some original court documents).

These translations have been done by many different translators including me. Therefore, there are differences in quality and styles.

Please understand that I am not native Japanese and subsequently there are parts that may sound unnatural in Japanese.

News

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The Ashton Manual

The Ashton Manual contains expert advice on benzodiazepines and how to withdrawal written by world renowned expert Prof. Heather Ashton.

The withdrawal schedules provided in the manual are only intended as "general guides". Each person's experience of withdrawal is unique and the course of withdrawal depends on many factors.

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3-11

As someone who has experienced both doctor induced benzo dependency and the effects of the 3-11 disaster, I immediately became concerned about the overprescribing of prescription drugs to the many thousands of people in the disaster areas.

As it happened, I was writing my Supreme Court appeal in the midst of the disaster, so I took this opportunity to try and raise the alarm by including the following passage in my closing comments…

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Feedback

What worked well?

What didn't work so well?

For the interest of the reader, in this site I have given feedback on what worked well in my case and what could have been done better.

The purpose of this site does not include any form of retribution.
Also, for privacy reasons the defendants’ names along with certain other names have been omitted from all public documentation contained herein.
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