The Benzo Withdrawal Help Community
Made Headline News!

If you are in benzo withdrawal you are in the right place.
This video explains some of the resources available to you.

Dr. Jennifer Leigh has been right where you are: scared, tired, and hopeless in benzo withdrawal. It took her years to recover from a failed taper and eventual cold turkey from 18 years of prescribed Clonazepam use. Her blog, which she started in 2011, is a raw and honest account of her recovery.

During benzo withdrawal, Jennifer discovered powerful tools to help her recover from the brain damage the drug caused. She unearthed powerful, positive ways to rebuild her life once her brain was more healed. Jennifer went from barely surviving, to totally thriving.

Dr. Leigh wants you to thrive, too! She created a new online community here to help you recover. It is a safe, private community where you’ll receive the knowledge, skills, hope and inspiration you need to navigate through benzo withdrawal with confidence.

Dr. Leigh coaches people in benzo withdrawal worldwide. She also educates other professionals so they can best treat their benzo patients. To read Jennifer’s full bio, please go here. 

Dr. Jennifer Leigh Created A New Community

For People In Benzo Withdrawal.

(It’s More Than A Forum!)

The Healing Power Of Community.

Our brains need other brains in order to rewire for the better. That’s why Dr. Leigh created a new type of online community for people in benzo withdrawal. More than a forum, you’ll have the ability to create a profile, share pictures, connect visually with others, plus, post about your cares and concerns as well as your victories. It’s a new, powerful type of support. At last, you’ll connect with people who understand and care. Even on the go. You can access the community on your phone, wherever you are.


The community at BWH is private. It is only for people who are experiencing withdrawal symptoms from a benzodiazepine. Safety is always the top priority. You must be a member to have access to the community. No guest passes will be allowed to protect members privacy and recovery process.

Coaching. Education. Inspiration.

You’ll receive knowledge, hope, and inspiration, through online classes, live webinars, special events, and For-Members-Only posts. Guests experts will stop by online to teach members everything from creating new distraction tools, to how to rebuild your life when withdrawal ends. Dr. Leigh will be available to answer questions in the community Monday-Friday. She will post a short video message of hope and healing every morning so you can set your intention for the day.

Benzo Withdrawal Community
Makes Headline News In
The Huffington Post!

Read The Huffington Post's Full story Here.

Here’s What People Are Saying…

I wish that a site like this was available when I first decided to get off of benzos. I tried different sites. I even tried one that cost me thousands of dollars in supplements and products that did not help me.
Now I speak with a person who knows what it is like to go through benzo withdrawal.
Jennifer cares about me and the others in the community. She works hard answering all of our questions.
Trust me, if you are going through benzo withdrawal, the Benzo Withdrawal Help Community is where you need to be. It offers a world of knowledge and information about benzo withdrawal and coping skills… all for the price of a couple of cups of coffee a week.

New York

Jennifer is so helpful to all of us going through benzo withdrawal. Many of us have turned to doctors and therapists for help, but they don’t understand what we are going through. Jennifer has lived through it. Jennifer tells the truth about benzo withdrawal, and what it takes to survive it!

Bobby F.

New York

Six weeks off of Xanax, I discovered Jennifer’s blog. She’s been my lifeline during this nightmare, ever since. Her positive, uplifting words of hope always encourage me to muster through another day. Her willingness to share her own withdrawal experience so openly and honestly helped me to know that all of the scary things I was feeling were normal for benzo withdrawal.

Diane M.

South Carolina

We have never met in person, but that doesn’t matter, as her sincerity, caring and openness were always evident and I could trust her with my worst, worst (worst!) fears, thoughts, and experiences. I don’t know anyone more dedicated to the cause of helping others in benzo withdrawal. Nor do I know a better listener. She’s been there, and will meet you where you are—wherever that may be in the process.

Mary R.


I am in my eighth month of withdrawal and Dr. Jennifer has been a Godsend since I contacted her in the earlier stages. She always responds to my emails in a timely matter and is very sympathetic and non-judgemental.  Thank God for her support!

Gail D.


“Conditions for recovery from benzodiazepine withdrawal are optimized in a group of caring people.

People’s brains and bodies need the safety and security of  a community in order to rewire and function in healthy ways.”

~Dr. Mark Brady
Neuroscience Educator

 Get Comfortable. Read About Benzo Withdrawal Recovery.
(This blog will always be free.)

Across America, Part 2?

Many of you know that I drove across America for three months at the start of the year. I visited benzo withdrawal people to give them hope that we do heal and get on with life. In fact, we often have even better lives than our pre-benzo days. That’s certainly my experience! I may drive to Georgia in September. If I do, I’m more than happy to stop along the way to give hope to others or to speak at your church regarding my work with Soul Reminders. ( If you think you may be interested in meeting please drop me a line at If you are still on the fence about joining the private benzo withdrawal community, I created, please drop me a line. I’d be delighted to answer any questions. We have about 30 members and it is a very positive, supportive community. Keep healing! Life after withdrawal is nothing short of spectacular.... read more

Benzo Side Effects: Behavioral Disinhibition And Spiritual Ramifications.

Behavioral Disinhibition And Spiritual Side Effects Of Benzodiazepines   By Ivana Janevska   As many of you out there already know, long-term benzodiazepine use or abuse can provoke behavioral side effects. Withdrawal can take months to years, with a constant suffering and discomfort throughout. With alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), and clonazepam (Klonopin) being listed in the top 50 prescription medications dispensed in the U.S., the problem isn’t going away.   What are the behavioral and spiritual implications of benzodiazepines? We invite you to continue reading this article and learn about some possible behavioral and spiritual implications of benzodiazepines. Then, feel free to address your question(s) or feedback in the comments section at the end. We will try to respond personally to you!   How do benzodiazepines cause the brain’s disinhibition?   Benzodiazepine medications work by increasing the neuronal inhibition mediated by GABA or gamma-aminobutyric acid, which leads to a general suppression of the electrical impulses, excitability and activity in all regions of the brain and spinal cord. The largest number of benzodiazepine receptors in the brain are concentrated in the cerebral cortex.   The frontal lobe of the brain is also known as the reasoning area, and benzodiazepines have sedative effects over this brain region, just like other sedative drugs and alcohol. When the frontal lobe’s function is suppressed, people experience reduced judgment, impaired cognitive and executive abilities, and poor impulse control, which makes a person act in an impulsive manner.   What are behavioral disinhibitions?   Behavioral disinhibitions can be detected in anyone who consumes alcohol or drugs that act as depressants of the central nervous system (CNS).... read more



The Huffington Post Asked A Great Question About Benzos.

Read Dr. Leigh's No-Holds Barred Reply.

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Read the latest article about navigating  benzo withdrawal. Learn the FIVE (5) things you really need to know!

Baylissa Fredericks

Bliss is scheduled to speak to the BWH private community later this summer. Bliss, the heart and soul behind Bloom In Wellness, and the author of several benzo-wise books, is a champion and hero to us all. Come hear what words of encouragement she has to offer.

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Legal Disclaimer: Jennifer Leigh, PsyD., is not an MD or a licensed psychologist. She does not diagnose or treat any type of illness. In no way should this site be considered as offering medical advice. The content on this site is provided for informational and support purposes only. Never delay in seeking medical help because of something you have read at Benzo Withdrawl Help, or heard from a Benzo Withdrawal Help member. The information on this site should not replace the advice of your health care provider. Please consult them about the applicability of any opinions offered here with respect to your own symptoms or conditions.

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