It is turning into a blue sky morning as the sun chases away the soft grey clouds that left a thin layer of snow over everything last night. The air feels sharp and clean in my lungs as I walk Shakespeare. The sound of crunching snow under my boot delights me.

I’m still in Tennessee, resting at a benzo buddies summer house, nestled here in the Smoky Mountains. I’m taking advantage of the downtime to rest ( a sudden flare of body pain and muscle tension has reared its ugly head) and to write. I’m working on The Benzo Withdrawal Survival Guide. I’m writing about tolerance withdrawal presently.

If you would like to add your thoughts or experiences to the book, please comment here or send me an email to drjenniferleigh@ I will use only first names and happy to change yours if you so desire.

My own medical issues with tolerance withdrawal were many and costly. What about you? I’d love to hear from you.