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WDR / SWR, 2015, 45 minutes

Valium, Tavor & company – in Germany, some 1.4 million people are dependent on benzodiazepines. Most of them become addicted without realizing it. After all, the medicine is often prescribed by their family doctors. Addiction by prescription? How do doctors handle these prescriptions in Germany? And how dangerous are the side-effects of these so-called “happy pills”? People talk about the vicious circle of their addiction and of their way back into life.