When I was on here last I was struggling to come off diazepam after a brutal and protracted withdrawal from Effexor, that was back in 2013. As of November 5th of that same year I have been psych drug free after over 30 years of taking antidepressants. I strongly suspect that my healing has been undermined not only by my length of time on antidepressants but also by additional psychiatric drugs and benzodiazepines in particular. People such as myself are calling on the UK government via petition to launch an independent inquiry into benzodiazepine use, we have known of the problems around dependence and withdrawal at least since the 1960s and yet people are still having their health damaged by this class of drugs. Anyone from anywhere in the world is welcome to sign, we already have the signature of Prof Malcolm Lader, a renowned expert on benzodiazepines and the BMA is taking a close interest in the progress of this petition. Please sign if you have been harmed by benzodiazepines or if you know of anyone who has. Every signature will count. Thank you.