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Dr. Ashton

Professor C Heather Ashton (July 11, 1929–September 15, 2019)

Dr. Ashton's Resources | Presentations at Benzodiazepine Conference

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Ashton Resources

The Ashton Manual

The Ashton Manual — a superb manual by Dr. C. Heather Ashton, the world’s leading expert on benzodiazepines. Detailed information on discontinuing and safe tapering off benzodiazepines.

Dr. C. Heather Ashton DVD — a lecture given in Vancouver, B.C., in April 2006, on Benzodiazepine Dependence and Withdrawal Methods. Ideal for those taking benzodiazepines and health care professionals.

Benzodiazepine Equivalence Table — Revised February 2004. “Based on the extensive research and clinical experience of Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychopharmacology at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England.”

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Presentations by Prof. C. Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP

The 3rd Annual Maine Benzodiazepine Conference, October 2005

Prof. C. Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP, Emeritus Professor of Psychopharmacology (University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, U.K.) was a key presenter at the 3rd Annual Benzodiazepine Conference in Bangor, Maine, October 11–12, 2005.

Prof. Ashton's speaking notes and accompanying PowerPoint® slides are posted here with her permission. The presentations are posted to make them as publicly accessible as possible. Please feel free to link to this page.

Full copyright to the documents, content thereof and related materials resides with Prof. C. Heather Ashton.

The Presentations

Dr. C. Heather Ashton presented two lectures at the 3rd Annual Maine Benzodiazepine Conference in October 2005:

  1. Overprescribing of Benzodiazepines: Problems and Resolutions (October 11, 2005)
  2. History of Benzodiazepines: What the Textbooks May Not Tell You (October 12, 2005)

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Updated: January 12, 2024