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  A Schizophrenia Mystery Solved?
  A psychiatric revolution
  About Benzos
  About Benzos
  About Tapering
  About this Site
  Abstract - Scientific Research
  Addiction and benzodiazepines. 
  Addiction and Recovery for Individuals and Families 
  Addiction By Prescription - By Joan Gadsby
  Adrenal Fatigue and Benzo Withdrawal
  Adverse effects of the Prolonged Use of Benzodiazepines
  Age distribution of those who participated in the surveys?

Agony of the very unlikely addicts

  Alison's Story
  Alive and Kicking - the true benzo story of Peter Ritson
  Alli's Success Story
  American Family Physician on Benzodiazepines
  Amy's Story
  Andrea's Poems
  Anthea's Story
  Antibiotics  and Withdrawal 
  Antidepressants Cold Case Files - Paxil Birth Defects
  Antidepressant Media News
  Antidepressants Facts - Studies, Case Reports and Reviews
  Antidepressants Fact-Checking the New Yorker
  Antidepressants FAQ
  Antidepressants and Birth Defects
  Anti-depressants and Heart Patients
  Antidepressants and Withdrawal
  Antidepressants One Quarter of Antidepressant Users Did Not Have Proper Diagnosis
  Antidepressants Pilots Taking Antidepressants? The FAA Is Risking Our Lives
  Antidepressants Review: The Emperor's New Drugs and Doctoring the Mind
  Antidepressants The STAR*D Scandal: A New Paper Sums It All Up
  Anxiety - Coping 
  Anything for a Quiet Life
  Are there any other drugs to consider using during benzodiazepine withdrawal?  
  Are there any other resources that would be helpful to me ?
  Are there any particular drugs a doctor might prescribe that definitely do not help withdrawal?  
  Are there any particular drugs that are known to complicate withdrawal? 
  As Drug Marketers Embrace Social Media, FDA Mulls New Rules
  Ashton - “Professor C. Heather Ashton” by Sherie Welsford
  Ashton - DVD  of Dr. C. Heather Ashton  April 4, 2006.
  Ashton Heather
  Ashton Manual
  Ashton's Work
  Ativan Insert



  Barbara's Story
  Beat The Benzos Campaign 
  Beginners Guide to Tapering
  Benzo Art
  Benzodiazepine Awareness with Geraldine Burns


  Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Tranquilizers - how they work and how to taper
  Benzos and Adrenal Fatigue
  Benzos and Gastric Issues
  Benzos and Memory
  Benzos Detectable in Urine, Blood and hair after cessation.
  Benzo Junkie: More Than a Case History by Beatrice Faust
  Benzo Petition to the FDA.
  Benzo Poster
  Benzo Wise Doctors List
  Benzo T-Shirt Design
  Benzo T-Shirt Design Reverse
  Benzodiazepine Abuse
  Benzodiazepine Addiction, Withdrawal & Recovery 
  Benzodiazepine and Z-Drug Withdrawal
  Benzodiazepine Dependence and Withdrawal: An Update 
  Benzodiazepine Dependency
  Benzodiazepine Half-life
  Benzodiazepine Recovery Tips
  Benzodiazepines revisited--will we ever learn? Malcolm Lader
  Benzo Toxicity
  Benzodiazepine Tranquillisers and Hypnotics
  Benzodiazepine Warning to Doctors
  Benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome.
  Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: Outcome in 50 Patients
  Benzodiazepines - What are they? 
  Benzodiazepines and Older People
  Benzodiazepines and your body.
  Benzodiazepines equivalencies. 
  Benzodiazepines that were taken?
  Benzodiazepines: An Unfinished Story
  Benzodiazepines: The Still Unfinished Story
  Beyond The Barrier
  Bill's Story
  Billy's Poems
  Billy's Story
  Bob's Poems
  Brand versus Generic Drugs
  Brenda's story
  Bumper Sticker



  Can Our Medical Model of Care Be Remade? — By Robert Whitaker
  Carol's Story
  Carter's Story
  Center for the Study of Empathic Therapy, Education & Living Bring Out the Best In Yourself! Professional Therapy Resources  Dr. Peter Breggin's
  Charlie Rose and the Mentally Ill Brain
  Cheating during withdrawal.
  Chemical Cure
  Chemical Imbalance
  Chemical Imbalance Myth
  CITA (Council for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction) is an organization in England that helps benzo 
  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  Cold Turkey
  Cold Turkey
  Comments on Bioidentical Hormones
  Committee on Safety of Medicines - Benzodiazepines, Dependence and Withdrawal
  Coping Strategies
  Coping with Anxiety
  Coping with Derealisation and Depersonalisation
  Crisis Survival Stategies 



  Daily doses of benzodiazepines were taken?
  Damaged Brains
  Dan's Story
  Dave's Poems
  Dave's Story
  David's Story
  David's Rehab Story
  Debra's Story
  Denise's Poems
  Denton's Story
  Dependence on Antidepressants & Halting SSRIs
  Depersonalisation Community
  Derealisation and Depersonalisation - understanding
  Detailed Functionality Results
  Detailed Symptom Results
  Detox Stories
  Detox Notes
  Diane's Story
  Did the time on benzodiazepines effect the dose participants were taking?
  Didi's Story
  Disease Mongering Is Now Part of the Global Health Debate   by Ray Moynihan, Evan Doran, David Henry
  Doctors ignored drugs warnings
  Does Mental Illness Exist?
  Doctors Dish them out like Sweets
  Dr Ray Baker's Article on Addiction:  Benzodiazepines in Particular
  Dr Reg Peart
  Dr Reg Peart, BSc, PhD Résumé
  Dr. Heather Ashton - Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
  Dr. Heather Ashton - Benzodiazepines - Overview
  Dr. Heather Ashton - How to Taper Off Benzodiazepines
  Dr. Peter Breggin's website. 
  Dr. Reg Peart's Story
  Dr. Reg Peart's Website
  Drivers on Prescription Drugs Are Hard to Convict
  Drugs for Schizophrenia May Exacerbate Loss of Brain Tissue, Study Finds
  Drugs linked to brain damage 30 years ago
  Drug Reaction Report
  Drug Half-Life
  Drugs Media Articles
  Drugs (other) and Benzo Withdrawal
  Drug-Induced & Tardive Movement Disorders 
  Drug induced dementia — the perfect crime
  DVD  of Dr. C. Heather Ashton  April 4, 2006, Vancouver lecture on Benzodiazepine Dependence and Withdrawal Methods.



  Educating the Un-Educated 
  Edwards Story
  Eileen's Poem
  Emily's Story
  Emotional Freedom Technique for Anxiety
  Equivalencies - Benzodiazepines . 
  Eva's Poems
  Evidence for Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs Called into Question
  Extracts From Articles in Medical Publications on the Physical, Psychological and Social Decline of Long Term Benzodiazepine Users



  Fact Checking the New Yorker, Part Two
  FDA petition Benzos
  FDA warns diet drugs contain Prozac and Librium
  Flight Fight response and the Relaxation Response
  Four in five GPs prescribe drugs to patients they believe are addicted
  Freeing Yourself from Tranquilizers by Shirley Trickett
  Frequently Asked Questions
  Fun Stuff
  Functionality and Other Factors
  Functionality by Stage 
  Functionality by Stage - part two
  Functionality in Recovery
  Functionality Trends



  GABA and GABA Supplements
  Gender distribution of those who participated in the surveys?
  Gene and Drug Withdrawal
  Genie's Poems
  Genie's Story
  Geraldine Burns
  Geraldine's Story
  Getting a Doctor to help you taper
  GI Symptoms - the connection between the brain and the gut
  Grace's Story
  Guidelines for the Rational Use of Benzodiazepines
  Guidelines for Withdrawal of Antidepressant Drugs



  Half-life and how is the concept important to benzodiazepine dependence.
  Head Case Can psychiatry be a science?
  Health Problems and Anxiety
  Health Professionals - A letter to
  Heather Ashton
  Helping Patients come off Benzodiazepines
  Herbs and Supplements
  History of Benzodiazepines
  Hormones and Benzodiazepines 
  How benzos Work - Animated demonstration 
  How do benzodiazepines affect your body? 
  How quickly can I become addicted to a benzodiazepine?  
  How the FDA Is Sleeping Through the Xanax Epidemic
  How to Choose a Counselor
  How The Modern Patient Drives Up Health Costs
  How to Withdraw from Tranquillizers and Sleeping Tablets: Some General Points By Malcolm Ladder



  I am experiencing one or more of the symptoms listed above,  without even tapering?  
  I am well into my taper when can I expect my symptoms to get better?
  I have completed my taper, and have felt much better for a while, but now I feel worse again.  Why?  
  I have decided to discontinue the use of my benzodiazepine.  What are the first steps I should take?  
  I have terrible insomnia during my withdrawal.  Should I take something to help me sleep? 
  I smoke cigarettes.  Should I quit during withdrawal?
  If I discontinue my benzodiazepine, won't the underlying condition return?
  Inspirational Video Clip
  Inpatient Detox
  Is It Bedtime for Benzos? by Van Winkle
  Is there any reason i should disregard my doctor's advice and discontinue the benzodiazepine? 
  Incidence of the Withdrawal Syndrome
  Inspirational Quotes
  International Coalition for Drug Awareness 
  Is cold turkey (abrupt, total discontinuance of the drug) an acceptable method for withdrawing from a benzodiazepine?  
  Is it ok for me to sometimes "cheat" during my taper ?  



  Jeanne's Story
  John's Story
  John Perrott's Meeting with the Royal College of General Practitioners
  Judith - a taper from 10mg of Xanax



  Keith's Story
  Kenlyn's Story
  Kimberly's Story



  Larry's Story
  Lenny's Story
  Life Without Tranquillisers by Vernon Coleman
  Lily's Story
  Link:   Addiction, Withdrawal & Recovery 
  Link:  Addiction and Recovery for Individuals and Families 
  Link:  Beat The Benzos Campaign
  Link:  CITA (Council for Involuntary Tranquilliser Addiction) is an organization in England that helps benzo sufferers 
  Link: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  Link:  Depersonalisation Community
  Link:  Dr. Peter Breggin's website. 
  Link:  Drug Reaction Report
  Link:  FDA warns diet drugs contain Prozac and Librium
  Link:  International Coalition for Drug Awareness 
  Link:  Protracted Benzo Support Group
  Link:  Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group 
  Link:  Wikipedia overview of benzodiazepines.
  Living Alone and Smoking
Long-Term Effects of Benzodiazepine Usage: Research Proposals, 1995-96



  Madelon's Story
  Making a Difference

"Manipulating Doctors" by Gwen Olson author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher"

  Mary's Story
  Mary's Story
  Mass psychosis in the US
  Matt's Story
  Menstrual Irregularities associated with the Use of Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) 
  Mental Health Parity: A Debate
  Mental Health Issues
  Mental Illness - Part I
  Mental Illness - Part II
  Mental Illness - Part III
  Michele's Story
  Michelle's Story
  Michelle's Story
  Mindfulness of Thought
  Misery of the tranquilliser addicts forced to go cold turkey by GPs
  More evidence on overuse of antipsychotics psychotics



  Neurontin (Gabapentin) and Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
  Neuroplasticity of the brain

New Video Series:
Simple Truths in Psychiatry: #1 Do You Have A Biochemical Imbalance?

  No Evidence that Benzodiazepines are "Locked up" in tissue for years
  Not All Drugs Are the Same After All
  Notes on the Poly Drug Situation
  NSAID Use During Benzo Withdrawal
  Nutrition in Withdrawal: A Personal Account



  Ok, if I am going to taper my benzodiazepine, how should i structure the taper? 
  Order a Benzo T-Shirt
  Other Factors Effecting Withdrawal and Recovery
  Other Issues
  Other Resources on Antidepressants
  Outpatient Detox
  Over Prescribing of Benzodiazepines



  Pain managememt
  PC's Story
  PEOPLE’S PHARMACY: Can drugs cause violent behavior?
  Petition to the FDA.
  Psychiatric drugs as agents of Trauma
  Prescribed Addiction - Face the Facts
  Prisoner on Prescription By Heather Jones
  Problem with Lorazepam?
  Professor C. Heather Ashton: A Clinical Pharmacologist’s Influential Contribution to the Field of Psychology by Sherie Welsford
  Protracted Benzo Support Group
  Protracted Tinnitus after Discontinuation
  Protracted Withdrawal 
  Protracted Withdrawal From Benzodiazepines: The Post-Withdrawal Syndrome
  Psychiatric Medication Awareness Group 
  Psychological Side Effects to Antidepressants




  Randy's Story
  Rapid Dry Cutting
  Rapid withdrawal and misprescribing of a benzodiazepine leads to £1.35m settlement for Luke Montagu, CEP co-founder
  RC a story about Lorazepam
  Recovery and Withdrawal
  Reasons for a Valium Taper and All Benzodiazepines are non- selective
  Rebecca's Story
  Recipe of the Month Lentil Stew
  Recovery Times
  Recovery Time by Age
  Relentless and Tragic Marketing: Psychiatric Drugs from Before the Cradle to the Grave
  Review of Behavioral Effects of Benzodiazepines
  Risks of dependence on benzodiazepine drugs:
  Robert's Story
  Roche Information on Benzodaizepines
  Role of the pharmaceutical companies in the treatment of mental ill health
  Ruth's Story



  Sadness is Not a Disorder
  Sample Crossover Schedules from short acting Benzos to Valium with notes
  SAMHSA, the Alternatives Conference, and the Story of an Opportunity Lost
  SAMHSA, Alternatives, and a Psychiatrist’s Despair Over the State of American Science
  The Medication Taboo in the Land of Free Speech
  Sauna Health Warning
  Saundra's Poems
  Schizophrenia Mystery Solved?
  Seeking Justice for Victims of Tranquillisers
  Serotonin and Depression: A Disconnect between the Advertisements and the Scientific Literature By Jeffrey R Lacasse,
  Selling Sickness: How Drug Ads Changed Health Care
  Shocking Facts about Prescription Drugs
  Short-acting benzodiazepines
  Should I consider going into an in-patient drug rehabilitation facility or detox center to get off my benzodiazepine?
  Should I exercise during benzodiazepine withdrawal?
  Should I switch to another benzodiazepine such as valium before tapering? 
  Should I use a 12 step program like narcotics anonymous to help me recover from my benzodiazepine addiction? 
  Side Effects of Librium

Simple Truths in Psychiatry: #1 Do You Have A Biochemical Imbalance?

  Simple Truths About Psychiatry Part II – Peter Breggin, MD
  Sleep Resources
  Sleep Restriction Therapy 
  Slow Dry Cutting
  Solution to those painful foot spasms
  Smoking and Living Alone
  SSRI's - Withdrawal and Dependency -
  Staying on Benzodiazepines
  Steve's Story
  Steve's Story
  Supplements and Withdrawal 
  Supplements and Withdrawal 
  Supplements and Benzo Withdrawal
  Suppressing the Passion of Anxiety Overwhelm with Drugs
  Survey Contents June 2007
  Survey Contents December 2009
  Survey Discussion and Conclusion
  Survey Introduction
  Survey Methodology
  Survey Limitations
  Survey Results
  Survey Results Summary
  Surveys to take
  Susan's Story
  Suze - A letter of encouragement
  Symptom by Stage - part two
  Symptom Trends
  Symptoms and Other Factors
  Symptoms by Stage 
  Symptoms in Recovery  
  Symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal.



  Take a Survey
  Taper completion and Recovered Stories
  Tapering - first steps.
  Tapering - How to structure
  Tapering My Atenolol
  Tapering - Switching to another benzodaizepine.
  Tapering Antidepressants
  Ten Principals of Psychological Well-Being 
  Tim's Story
  Tinnitus - a way to cope?
  The Accidental Addict by Di Porritt and Di Russell 
  The Americanization of Mental Illness
  The Ashton Manual - Buy a Copy
  The Hazards of Psychiatric Diagnosis
  The Judas Window
  'The Mechanisms of CCK related Stress Disorder'
  The Media and the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression
  The myth of the chemical cure.
  The Other Brain Also Deals With Many Woes
  The Problem With Benzos
  The Recovered and the Unwell
  The role of the pharmaceutical companies in the treatment of mental ill health
  The Uneducated
  Thought Stopping to Reduce Anxiety
  Time on Benzodiazepines.
  Things that Affect Withdrawal
  Toby's Story
  Tolerance Notes
  Tony's Story 
  Top Ten Legal Drugs Linked to Violence
  Toxic Psychiatry: by Peter R. Breggin
  Toxicity and Adverse Consequences of Benzodiazepine Use

Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness - Part I By Evelyn Pringle

  Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness - Part II By Evelyn Pringle
  Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness - Part III By Evelyn Pringle
  Tracking the American Epidemic of Mental Illness - Part IV By Evelyn Pringle
  Tranquilizers and Antidepressants by Shirley Trickett'
  Tranquilliser Recovery in Australia
  Tranquilliser Addiction - A Medically-Induced Epidemic
  Tranquilizer Detox Withdrawal Can Last Years
  Tranquillisers ‘more lethal than heroin’
  Treatment for PTSD may be killing veterans
  Treatment of Benzodiazepine Dependence
  Twelve Step Program
  Tyson's Strory



  Underlying Conditions
  Understanding Derealisation and Depersonalisation
  Useless Studies, Real Harm



  Valium Crossover and Taper
  Valium (Diazepam) vs. Klonopin (Clonazepam) in Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Valium prescriptions soar during recession

  Valium users worse drivers than drunks
  Victims of Tranquillisers
  Video - Dr. Heather Ashton - Benzodiazepines - Overview
  Video - Dr. Heather Ashton - How to Taper Off Benzodiazepines
  Video -Dr. Heather Ashton - Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
  Video Links
  Visiting the Doctor



  Water Titraion PowerPoint - Preparing a Schedule
  Water Titraion PowerPoint - Preparing your Dose
  Water Titration
  Water Titration
  Water Titration
  Water Titration - Choosing a sample samples
  Water Titration - Choosing a Spreadsheet
  Water Titration - Download the spreadsheet
  Water Titration - Get your Equipment
  Water Titration - How to use the samples
  Water Titration - How to use the spreadsheet
  Water Titration - Prepare your Dose
  Water Titration Multiple Doses
  Water Titration Tips
  Wendy's Success Story
  What about consuming alcohol during withdrawal?  
  What about eating sugar during withdrawal?
  What about herbs and other homeopathic remedies - do any of those help the withdrawal symptoms?  
  What about using caffeine during withdrawal? 
  What are the dose equivalencies among various benzodiazepines? 
  What are the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal? 
  What can i take for pain management during withdrawal? 
  What does "tolerance" mean? 
  What factors determine how severe my withdrawal will be? 
  What foods should I eat (or avoid) during withdrawal?  
  What is a "half-life", and how is the concept important to benzodiazepine dependence? 
  What is a benzodiazepine? 
  What is benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome?
  What is protracted withdrawal syndrome?  
  What is the length of the withdrawal process?  
  When Medicine Makes You Sick
  Which Tapering Method is Best?
  Who is Dr. Heather Ashton?  
  Why Valium?
  Why were benzodiazepines prescribed?
  Wikipedia overview of benzodiazepines.
  Will I need to quit work or give up other important aspects of my life during benzodiazepine withdrawal?  
  Withdrawal Attempts
  Withdrawal and cheating.
  Withdrawal and drug which complicate it.
  Withdrawal and other drugs
  Withdrawal and Recovery
  Withdrawal and working.
  Withdrawing benzodiazepines in primary care. Malcolm Lader
  Withdrawal Methods
  Withdrawal process - length of.
  Withdrawal severity.
  Withdrawal Symptoms
  Withdrawal symptoms - when do they get better?
  Withdrawal symptoms got worse again - why?
  Work and Caring
  Working and withdrawal.



Xanax, Valium may increase dementia risk in older adults 
Xanax  - by Gwen Olson author of "Confessions of an RX Drug Pusher"


  Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Drugs - by Peter R. Breggin, David Cohen



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