Dear Benzo Family,

I am having to postpone the group, Healing With Love, due to some family issues I must take care of. I am hopeful to have the group up and running later this summer or this fall. I will keep you posted.

I tell everyone I work with to text me or email me if they have a question or need a bit of encouragement. I always do my best to respond to everyone very quickly. However, the sheer volume of incoming messages around the clock is keeping me from my family obligations and keeping me from having downtime to recharge so that I don’t burn out. Please, from now on, text or email me Monday through Thursday, 9-5. I will do my best to answer you that same day. For those of you who follow me on Facebook, please don’t use Messanger to connect with me to ask a benzo question. Please email or text me Monday-Thursday, 9-5. When I am on Facebook I am usually connecting with my close family and would like to be able to enjoy my time with them. (If you need assistance right away you can reach out to a benzo buddy, or post on If you are having a medical emergency, always call  911. Make an appointment with your doctor if you are worried about your health and want to rule out any other causes of your symptoms.)

I understand how long and hard the road to recovery is. I trudged it wearily for quite some time. I know that we need someone to walk with us, someone who has been there and understands our suffering. I want very much to walk with each and every one of you, and I’ll do my best to do that. But I do have to put some boundaries in place for now. Thank you for understanding.

I love you all. You have touched my life so deeply. I want so much to celebrate with you when you cross the finish line of recovery. And you will. In time. Life is truly sweet when benzo withdrawal is in our rearview mirror.

With much love and respect,