Managing Existential Angst

Managing Existential Angst

Every person contemplates existence, but pondering can turn into paranoia and panic while in the throes of benzo withdrawal. Questions and concerns about the meaning of life, death, existence, who we are, time, the universe, and our souls, can torment us. Existential...
Talking About Benzo Withdrawal

Talking About Benzo Withdrawal

If you discovered a new color, how could you explain it to someone? There would be no reference point; it’s not blue, orange, etc. It’s the same with benzo withdrawal. There is no reference point. How can we explain the symptoms we experience so that...
Intrusive Thoughts, Revisited.

Intrusive Thoughts, Revisited.

I could have been the poster girl for intrusive thoughts. I had one that entered my mind thirty seconds after waking and only left after drifting off to sleep. It tortured me. I thought I had gone mad, my mind so broken that the pieces would never go back together....
How To Cope With Today’s World News

How To Cope With Today’s World News

The lyrics in Don’t McLeans’ song,¬†American Pie, sure hit home, don’t they? But February made me shiver With every paper I’d deliver Bad news on the doorstep I couldn’t take one more step If the headlines increase your benzo withdrawal...