Life Review In Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Life Review In Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

It’s one of the most disturbing mental symptoms in benzodiazepine withdrawal: life review. We become obsessed with the past—negative things that we did, or hurtful things that were done to us. We obsess, filled with unwanted emotions. No matter how hard we try...
Promises. Promises.

Promises. Promises.

After eight grueling months of tapering, I desperately wanted to believe the doctor who said that I could cold turkey with phenobarbital and detox at home. The .625 dose of clonazepam I was on at the time was “insignificant” in his opinion. Never mind that...
Healing In Protracted Withdrawal

Healing In Protracted Withdrawal

I get calls every day from people who are in what is known as “protracted benzo withdrawal.” They are three, four, even five (or more) years off their benzo and still experiencing withdrawal symptoms. They wonder if that’s possible. Yes, it is. But...
How Sweet It Is!

How Sweet It Is!

Most people I coach on how to cope with benzo withdrawal ask me if they will ever get their old selves back. I tell them yes, and no. Yes, you will get your old self back in that you will remember and know who you are. You’ll be able to feel love, peace,...