Saturday, 28 November 2009

Death of respected Benzo and Zdrug activist Colin Downes-Grainger

Colin died suddenly this week and had even written on his blog page about Thalidomide compensation on the day he died.

At our November 2008 conference some of you may have purchased a book by Colin Downes-Grainger PRESCRIPTION for INJURY.

Formerly a teacher,Colin was a victim of iatrogenic harm caused by Diazepam and Zopiclone addiction and withdrawal.

Sadly Colin died suddenly on 25 November 2009.
We extend our sincere condolences to Colin's wife and family.

To read Colin's blog, updated on the day he died, a 28 page book he wrote, BLAMING THE PATIENT, letters and responses to and from ministers - all an immense contribution to awareness of Banzo and Z drug addiction / withdrawal problems, please refer to


The Minor Tranquilliser Project said...

This is very sad; I would advice anyone who needs free help and support to contact the Minor Tranquilliser Project ---> More details here.

Now NHS funded it provides support, free counselling, advocacy and much more.

Millie's APRILcharity blog said...

Comment by Millie

The Minor Tranquilliser Project is in Camden and run by MIND in Camden.

This is only for people in that area, so apart from Pam Armstrong's initiative in Liverpool and the Oldham projects, I do not know of any other dedicated withdrawal support for prescribed or over the counter medicines.

I suggest people should contact the local PCT and ask for this service to be provided.