"Not informed of the addicitve nature of diazepam"

About: Guernsey House / Primary care addiction service Sheffield (PCASS)

(as the patient),

I went through a detox arranged by Guernsey House which took place at the Burbage Ward. The detox was fine but at this time I was prescribed methadone and diazepam. My goal was abstinence from all drugs as I was detoxed for methadone but maintained on diazepam. I had no idea that post detox I would not just be able to stop taking them. I was shocked to learn that I had withdrawals after stopping diazepam which was severe. I found this very confusing as I had done a detox and exactly the same. Dealing with this led me back into drug use as I could nto understand why I had dome the detox only to have to do another one. This was really de-motivating when prescribed diazepam I had no information on its addictive nature. I would not of had them if I had known.

Do you have a similar story to tell? Tell your story & make a difference ››


Response from

Iam sorry for the delay in responding, if you are still attending our cliic please discuss this with doctor at you next appointment. If you have dropped out of treatment and want to return please contact the clinic.

  • {{helpful}} of {{total()}} people think this response is helpful