Join us Wednesday, July 11th at 6:30pm for the Act Natural Health & Wellness’ Walk/Run For Your Life and Food is Mood Pot Luck in support of World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day.
July 11th 2018 is the third year of the World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day (W-BAD). W-BAD is a grassroots victim-organized campaign that seeks to raise global awareness about the harms and dangers of prescribed benzodiazepines. Visit their official website at http://w-bad.org
Holly Hardman, Director of the documentary film “As Prescribed” will bring in her crew to film on the day of the event. Holly is a benzo survivor sharing not only her story, but the story of millions of families around the world.
Information about the dangers of benzodiazepines will be distributed at the event. Some objectives of our event include:
- Education and awareness
- Providing victims a sense of purpose
- Validating the damage sustained by sufferers
- Acknowledging a medication-induced health condition
- Building a sense of camaraderie so sufferers, supporters and their loved ones do not feel alone
“World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day aims to highlight the plight of all patients worldwide who have become prescribed-drug dependents through no fault of their own, who are denied right of access to dedicated withdrawal clinics and aftercare, who are left to struggle off these drugs without support.” —Barry Haslam, Chair of W-BAD
The event will be sponsored by:
Staples, downtown Torrington CT
Kava Chocolate (makers of Kava, Kratom, and CBD Chocolate),
Teeccino, the alternative coffee beverage, a delicious drink without the stimulation of caffeine.
Endoca 100 % Organic Hemp Oil
Green Roads World CBD Hemp Products
Endoca Unlocking the secret of nature. 100 % Organic Hemp Oil
Base Culture Gluten Free Bakery, makers of Paleo goodies that keep you grounded in the best lifestyle on Earth
Eidon Ionic Minerals liquid minerals for better health
Our sponsors will provide product samples for our Pot Luck as participants return from their walk/run.
Participants will walk or run a half mile course beginning and ending at Act Natural Health & Wellness, 24 Water Street. A pot luck will be served in the store after the event for all participants who have brought a dish to share.
If you would like to participate in the Pot Luck, please be mindful of our acceptable food list and let us know what you will be bringing. Keep in mind that we are keeping with our food and mood theme (see our article here) so no corn, gluten, soy, canola oil, nuts, caffeine, refined sugar or animal products.
There are alternatives to drugs, and we can find solutions together as a community. Won’t you please consider being part of the solution and activate the healer in you by becoming active!
To register, volunteer, donate or bring a pot luck dish, click here and sign up. All participants must read the waiver on the registration form. Submitting the form constitutes your agreement to the terms of our waiver. Contact Pam at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
“Each year, W-Bad honors the victims of benzodiazepine effects and their families. To those who’ve lost loved ones or personally suffered inconceivable damage as a result of taking these drugs, we pay tribute to you – and hope to raise awareness to both prescribers and patients of the unfathomable dangers involved.
If you know anyone who is currently suffering or is considering taking a benzodiazepine, please share this information with them. If you’ve been injured – know that you are not alone.”
Acceptable food list for the Pot Luck:
(select one or more on the Registration form)
Gluten Free Pasta Salad
Sea Vegetable Salad
Mixed gluten free grain salad
Mixed Green Salad
Bean Dips & Spreads
Dark Leafy Green Vegetables
Black Bean Brownies
You get the idea!
Pam Pinto is the U.S. Connecticut Representative for W-BAD.org She is helping to raise awareness of the horrors and potential dangers of these drugs as she continues to help her mother withdrawal from benzos. Pam is also continuing her education through Mad in America, as she has become part of the “first generation” of those seeking to establish a withdrawal protocol. Mad in America offers a Withdrawal Educator CEU Course.