BENZODIAZAPINE DRUGS: MY STORY OF SURVIVAL
Barry Haslam, former chairman of Oldham Tranx, has campaigned in the UK and Europe over the last 28 years to highlight the dangers of prescribed benzodiazepine drug addiction, and has provided peer support to prescribed drug addicts for 25 years. In 1996, he was awarded a Disability Living Allowance (DLA) by a Manchester tribunal for the brain damage incurred by large amounts of benzodiazepine drugs. He was the first person to ever receive this benefit from the British government. While no longer the Chair of Oldham Tranx due to ill health, Barry has been campaigning for 30 years now on this issue of iatrogenic addiction and will continue to do so.