As the dark side of prescription benzodiazepine use emerges, more and more people are looking to taper off these medications. Tapering off benzodiazepines can be challenging, often marked by uncertainty and withdrawal symptoms. To complicate matters, most healthcare professionals are not educated about benzodiazepines, and their tapering advice is harmful, causing an unnecessary increase in withdrawal symptoms and lengthening the time for recovery.

Recognizing the need for help, I’m thrilled to announce the launch of The Tapering Club—a safe space dedicated to guiding and empowering individuals on their tapering journey.

The Tapering Club: A Haven for Benzodiazepine Tapering

Understanding the Struggle

The Tapering Club aims to offer understanding, empathy, and knowledge to those navigating the difficult path of tapering off benzodiazepines. Our community understands the unique challenges that come with this process and the importance of personalized support in achieving successful tapering outcomes.

Benefits of Joining The Tapering Club

1. Gut Microbiome Education and Support

Did you know that the gut microbiome is crucial to mental health and overall well-being? The Tapering Club members will have access to valuable information about the gut-brain connection, dietary guidelines to support gut health during the tapering process.

2. Access to Referring Doctors

The Tapering Club will provide a network of experienced doctors who are knowledgeable in benzodiazepine tapering and can prescribe their benzodiazepine.

3. Tapering Math Bot

One of the significant challenges during benzodiazepine tapering is calculating appropriate dosages. To simplify this process, we’ve developed a user-friendly bot that helps members with precise tapering calculations, reducing the risk of errors and making the process smoother.  Disclaimer: None of us in the group are medical doctors, so use the bot as a guideline. It is not prescriptive.

4. Tapering Methods and Strategies

Every individual’s journey is unique. That’s why you’ll learn about the various methods for tapering, so you can choose the approach that best suits your needs. From the Ashton method to water titration, we’ll explore them all and support each other throughout the chosen path.

5. Symptom Checks and Coping Skills

Withdrawal symptoms can be overwhelming and discouraging. In The Tapering Club, members will learn about potential withdrawal symptoms, effective coping mechanisms, and techniques to manage stress and anxiety during the tapering process.

6. Live Coaching Sessions with Dr. Jenn

I will lead weekly live coaching sessions every Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Pacific. Can’t make it? The sessions will be recorded and shared.

7. It’s not just about getting off your benzo. It’s about going forward, medication-free, happier and healthier. The four cornerstones of well-being are the foundation for your best life. We will focus on them so you recover and go on to live your highest and best.

Conclusion

The Tapering Club is not just another online group—it’s a lifeline for individuals seeking a compassionate, supportive community while tapering off benzodiazepines. Our mission is to empower members with knowledge, encouragement, and access to the resources they need for a successful tapering experience. Together, we’ll embrace the challenges and celebrate the victories, fostering hope and healing in a judgment-free environment.

I invite all those ready to embark on their tapering journey to join us at The Tapering Club. 

Note: The Tapering Club does not replace medical advice but serves as a complementary support network for individuals undergoing the tapering process.