Category Archives: Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome

In-person support groups for psychiatric medication tapering and recovery

The assistance, encouragement and camaraderie that I’ve had as a result of my participation in various online peer support groups while going through benzodiazepine withdrawal has been a lifeline for me. However, I’ve often wished that in-person versions of these … Continue reading

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A daughter recounts her mother’s battle with benzodiazepines

This was written by the daughter of a friend of mine. I have permission to share it here. My mom is an addict. Or was an addict I should say. She wasn’t addicted to any street drugs, not heroin, not … Continue reading

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‘Time Away’ by Brent Adair

Click here to listen. There’s a lot in these lyrics that someone making this particular journey can relate to. “Think I need some kinda change in my life” and “I had the less so now I’m all for the more” … Continue reading

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One year off update

9/12/11—In my eleven months off update, I said this … “I anticipate a better twelfth month and promise a very comprehensive progress report; one that compares my symptoms now to where they were a year ago.” On August 24 (my … Continue reading

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Report at eleven months out

8/8/11—For those of you who are following my blog for some hint of what to expect when you get to this point yourselves, I should warn you that my eleventh month off of Klonopin pretty much sucked. However, as I … Continue reading

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Report at ten months out

7/3/11—Tomorrow is Independence Day here in the United States. Last Fourth of July, I was nearing the end of my benzodiazepine taper. I wanted to go see some fireworks, just to let Klonopin know “it wasn’t the boss of me.” … Continue reading

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Report at nine months out

6/15/11—As of May 24 (my nine months off anniversary), I’ve been taking an introductory anatomy and physiology class at the local community college. As you might imagine, this would be challenging for any forty-something-year old who hasn’t been a regular … Continue reading

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