P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 19:11/10   1/3            !    TRANQUILLIZERS Tranquillizers came onto the market in the 1960s and rapidly made medical history by becoming the most popular drug ever. They were known as "the happiness pill" "the confidence pill" and "mother's little helper". But in the 1980s we know that tranquillizers are not the panacea for all ills M users can easily become dependent and withdrawal symptons can be horrifying. More
P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 19:11/11   2/3            !    TRANQUILLIZERS Tranquillizers are often prescribed to people after a traumatic shock, ie bereavement or the break-up of a relationship. While many people use them for a short while in times of crisis, others come to depend on the drugs to enable them to go on living. The Government's Committee on the Review of Tranquillizers recommended in 1980 that tranquillizers be used only in times of crisis - in fact they lose their effectiveness after 4 months. More
P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 19:42/10 TRANQUILLIZERS Tranquillizers are often prescribed to people after a trajlatic shock, Ie bereavement or the break-up of a relationship. ghile many people use them for a short while in times of crisis, others come to depend on the drugs to enable them to go on living. The Government's Committee on the T 1980 that tranquillizers be used only in times of crisis M in fact they lose their effectiveness after 4 months. More
P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 19:40/01   1/3            !    TRANQUILLIZERS What should you do if you have been on tranquillisers for a long time and want to stop using them? The first thing to do is to ask the advice of your GP. And a new book "The Tranquillizer Trap and how to get out of it" may help. The book aims to help people who are thinking of taking tranquillizers and do not know of any alternatives, as well as those who want to stop taking them. It is published by Fontana, price £1.95. More
P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 19:23/20   1/3            !    TRANQUILLIZERS What should you do if you have been on tranquillisers for a long time and want to stop using them? The first thing to do is to ask the advice of your GP. And a new book "The Tranquillizer Trap and how to get
P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 19:23/21 out of it" may help. The book aims to help people who are thinking of taking tranquillizers and do not know of any alternatives, as well as those who want to stop taking them. It is published by Fontana, price £1.95. More
P254 CEEFAX 254 Sun 16 Sep 00:00/40   1/3            u 0÷" !    DRANQUILLIZERS What should you do if you have been on tranquillisers for a long time and want to stop using thdm? The first thing to do is to ask the advice nF your GP. And a new book "The Tranquillizer Trap and how to get out of it" may help The book aims to help people who are thinking of taking tranquillizers and