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Online Resources for Benzodiazepine Use Disorder

This list is designed to help primary health care & clinical care providers assess and discuss with persons aged 65 or older, the potential risks and benefits of taking benzodiazepines. They also contain information on how to support primary care providers in safely discontinuing, starting or continuing benzodiazepines.

Topic AreaResource
PreventionUse and Misuse of Benzodiazepines in the Elderly Overview and toolkit on the appropriate use of benzodiazepines and Z-drugsAlberta Medical Association
College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
Benzodiazepines: Use and Taper College of Physicians & Surgeons of Alberta
AssessmentSleep Tips for Older AdultsConversation starters and tips on sleep and agingHelpGuide
Is a Benzodiazepine or Z-Drug still needed for sleep?Clinical tips for whether BZRAs are needed for sleepBruyère Research Institute
The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network
ManagementBenzodiazepine UseResources on benzodiazepinesCentre for Effective Practice
Managing Benzodiazepine Use in Older Adults
Sleepwell Recommends This tool is designed to help consumers and care providers navigate sleep hygiene conversations with direct links to CBT resources specifically geared for sleep Dalhousie University
Deprescribing benzodiazepine receptor agonists An evidence-based guideline to help clinicians make decisions about when and how to safely taper and stop benzodiazepine receptor agonistsCollege of Family Physicians of Canada
Benzodiazepine & Z-Drug (BZRA) Deprescribing Algorithm BZRA deprescribing algorithm for clinicians Bruyère Research Institute
The Ontario Pharmacy Evidence Network
Benzodiazepine TaperingBZRA tapering approach McMaster University

[updated May 11, 2020]