Managing Benzodiazepines: Best Practices and Alternatives

May 31, 2017

12:00pm- 1:00pm EDT

Discussions about safe, effective prescribing of benzodiazepines can often lead to strong, divergent opinions among medical professionals. There are appropriate indications for ongoing benzodiazepine use and health care professionals typically agree that drug diversion should be avoided, yet potential risks even with appropriate benzodiazepine use means that prescribers may face restrictions to clinically necessary access from state and funding bodies. Without nationally accepted guidelines for benzodiazepines, health care systems are often left to create their own standards. Join this webinar to review ineffective and potentially harmful benzodiazepine prescribing and hear about effective treatment alternatives. Review the value and process of creating guidelines at a large agency, learn what guidelines and standards other medical leaders follow, and learn from state regulatory examples.

In this webinar, participants will gain:
  • Avoid ineffective and potentially harmful benzodiazepine prescribing.
  • Provide effective treatment alternatives to benzodiazepines.
  • Articulate the value of practice guidelines and the limitations of data regarding unsafe benzodiazepine use.
  • Dr. Joe Parks, MD, Medical Director, National Council for Behavioral Health

Please note the following:

  • Registration is free and closed captioning is available upon request.

  • The audio for this webcast is via computer speakers and not telephone. We recommend using external speakers for desktop computers to ensure best audio quality. Test your system here >>

  • The SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions does not provide certificates of attendance or continuing education credits for webinar attendance.

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