It’s been awhile, I know. I took some time off from supporting the benzo community as I desperately needed some down time. After years of focusing on helping people all around the world, I was exhausted. The stress of helping was hindering my own last leg of healing. Now that I am feeling better, I am back and ready to help.
The private Benzo Withdrawal Help support group will be created this summer. I’m also creating support for the medical community. It’s time that doctors, nurses, therapists, rehabs and detox centers understand the dangers of these drugs and know the best way to support their patients in withdrawal.
I’m coaching individuals who want help with coping skills.
Plus, I’m writing a benzo withdrawal survival guide.
I’m writing this post at our family farm in Georgia. I was here a year ago last February when I traveled the USA to give hope to others in benzo withdrawal. What a difference a year makes! Last year I still had bouts of dizziness, pain, weakness, tingles and other benzo nonsense. This year, even with a severe upper respiratory infection, I am doing incredibly better. I’ll be five years off June 23. I can’t wait to celebrate!
If you are still struggling in withdrawal, know that it takes time for us to heal. Some of us take years to recover. Please don’t give up hope. Hold on. Take good care of yourself.
I’ll be posting more soon. I’ll keep you up to date with the latest in research about benzos and benzo withdrawal. One of our community members has done a great deal of research and has discovered that oil of oregano can cause severe setbacks in benzo withdrawal! I’ll post more info soon.
Oh, one more thing. While I was taking some time off, I created a ministry, Jennifer Leigh Ministries (jenniferleighministries.com) helps people love God, others and themselves. I’ve been writing and publishing a daily Soul Reminder devotion for over a year. (You don’t have to share my faith to be involved with my benzo work.) If you do share my faith and would like daily inspiration/motivation, please feel free to sign up to receive Soul Reminders in your inbox. I wrote a book, Soul Reminders, 101 Devotions For Your Journey, and it is available on Amazon.com.