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The Blog Will Remain Up

I *think* I’ve found a way to keep the blog up and avoid receiving comment notifications, or emails. I hope this helps everyone. PLEASE avoid emailing me until I am well, even notes of good cheer. Everything exhausts me at the moment. Yes, I am battling a severe...
The Power Of Distraction

The Power Of Distraction

Distraction is one of the main coping skills for successfully navigating benzo withdrawal. When we put our attention on other things, we can, even if only briefly, forget about our symptoms. It’s a good rule of thumb to busy your hands. Your mind will usually follow...
Ten Ways To Cope With Benzo Rage

Ten Ways To Cope With Benzo Rage

Like a flash flood, benzo rage instantly builds up until it overflows and pushes against anything in its path. Often, there is no warning. It can be triggered by the most mundane circumstances. In the heat of the moment, you may have a hard time controlling what you...
The “Dirty” Work Of Healing.

The “Dirty” Work Of Healing.

Bedbound from my benzo withdrawal symptoms, I grew tired of watching the hands of the clock move at a snail’s pace, marking the passage of time. One particularly rough morning, a little voice inside of me whispered, “Go plant a garden!” I laughed out...
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