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[Buddie]

Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« on: November 20, 2022, 01:41:07 pm »
In 2020, Benzodiazepine Information Coalition announced a call to action seeking patients harmed by benzodiazepines for a documentary. Many brave patients responded with their experiences, and we passed these responses along to the producers.

We're so excited to announce that this project is complete, and "Take Your Pills: Xanax" begins airing on November 30th on Netflix!

Emmy winner Blair Foster directs this thought-provoking chapter in the "Take Your Pills" series. The film's cover image features John, a member of the benzo-harmed community.

Beyond helping find subjects and providing information about harm, we did not participate in the production. Due to Netflix's security and intellectual property policies, BIC, and the film's subjects, were not allowed a preview of the final product, so we'll all watch it together for the first time.

Please tune in and let us know on social media what you think.

https://www.netflix.com/title/81251342
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2022, 03:51:08 pm »
WOW!!!!!! Great news!!
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 08:50:27 pm »
I don't get Netflix, but let us know the film is.
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2022, 09:48:14 pm »
I've got it marked on my calendar, thanks [...].
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2022, 10:16:37 pm »
Yeah, but on the extreme side of that, you have media praising it in Hollywood...
Especially Xanax.

These pills have their place in something like Status Epilepsy...where Valium and klonopin or Ativan can save lives.

Or perhaps, a mother that  lost her daughter or son that needs a rest.

A person could even take them sporadically and be fine: a few a month.

It's just when they're prescribed for everyday use to treat some neurosis or anxiety disorder is the problem.

💗
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2022, 10:17:47 pm »

Yeah, but on the extreme side of that, you have media praising it in Hollywood...
Especially Xanax.

These pills have their place in something like Status Epilepsy...where Valium and klonopin or Ativan can save lives.

Or perhaps, a mother that  lost her daughter or son that needs a rest.

A person could even take them sporadically and be fine: a few a month.

It's just when they're prescribed for everyday use to treat some neurosis or anxiety disorder is the problem.

💗

And some ppl actually do get addicted to them; I'll admit I was addicted to them.

Not only benzos but opiods as well. SOOOoooo glad I'm done with them. It was no life.
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Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2022, 10:20:18 pm »
I don't get Netflix, but let us know the film is.

Netflix do offer trials, but you can cancel at any stage (or switch price plans). So, if you like the reviews, maybe signing up for a month is an option.
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Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2022, 10:21:42 pm »
Thank you for the heads-up, [...].  We appreciate your/BIC’s continued efforts to raise awareness about the harms of benzodiazepine use.  I watched the trailer — it includes a clip featuring Anna Lembke, MD plus it looks like John (the individual featured in the film’s cover image) has had to resort to some serious ‘kitchen chemistry’ to taper Xanax.
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[Buddie]

Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2022, 10:47:58 pm »
Thank you for the heads-up, [...].  We appreciate your/BIC’s continued efforts to raise awareness about the harms of benzodiazepine use.  I watched the trailer — it includes a clip featuring Anna Lembke, MD plus it looks like John (the individual featured in the film’s cover image) has had to resort to some serious ‘kitchen chemistry’ to taper Xanax.

Yes! He's still tapering AFAIK. I know he will do a great job representing our cause.

I don't get Netflix, but let us know the film is.

Netflix do offer trials, but you can cancel at any stage (or switch price plans). So, if you like the reviews, maybe signing up for a month is an option.

Netflix added a new tier November 1 to $6.99 with ads. I know the $6.99 doesn't have as many shows, so hopefully this one is included.
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Re: Netflix - November 30 - Take Your Pills: Xanax
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2022, 10:48:30 pm »
Yeah, but on the extreme side of that, you have media praising it in Hollywood...
Especially Xanax.

These pills have their place in something like Status Epilepsy...where Valium and klonopin or Ativan can save lives.

Or perhaps, a mother that  lost her daughter or son that needs a rest.

A person could even take them sporadically and be fine: a few a month.

It's just when they're prescribed for everyday use to treat some neurosis or anxiety disorder is the problem.

💗

The assistant director told me there would be several views about Xanax in the film, including success stories.
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