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These are the stories of people who have come off their benzodiazepine and they have reached a place in their recovery where they consider themselves to be a success story. These stories have been written in the individuals own words. Their reasons for taking benzodiazepines in the first place is often unique, the taper methods are varied, the withdrawal experiences are individual. The thing these people have in common is that they got off their benzodiazepine and they felt they were a success story. These stories are recorded here as an inspiration to others to show that getting off benzodiazepines and recovery is possible.

Taper completion and Recovered Stories

Detox Stories

Other Stories

Taper completion and Recovered Stories

Geraldine - a withdrawal from Ativan

Madelon - a complex withdrawal from Klonopin

Debra - Xanax and other psych drugs

Alison - detox from Klonopin

Genie - an Ativan detox, a reinstatement to Valium and a taper

Dave - Xanax taper with a Valium crossover

Ruth - a water titration from Klonopin

David - a water titration from Klonopin

Toby - Ativan

Denton - a water titration from Klonopin

Larry - a Klonopin taper with cutting and a water titration

Carol - Klonopin, Valium and antidepressants

Jeanne - an Ativan taper

Keith - Zopiclone with a Valium taper. Includes a one year update.

Tyson - a detox from Valium

Steve - a cold turkey from Klonopin, a re-instatement to Valium and a taper with dry cutting and water titration

Mary - Valium and Ativan, 6 years anniversary

Tony - a five year anniversary from Clonazepam

Diane - Xanax with a valium crossover and taper

Brenda - 6mg of Klonopin with a Valium crossover and taper



Robert - a withdrawal from codeine, morphine, Effexor and Rivrotril

Emily - Short Term Low Dose Klonopin User

Lenny - A withdrawal from Temazepam

Carter - A taper from Klonopin - Zoloft - Ultram - Topamax

PC - A message of hope

John - A withdrawal from Klonopin

Billy - a Story of my Medicine Mishaps and Misdiagnosed

Tim - A withdrawal from Klonopin

Didi - A withdrawal from short term benzo use.

Matt - A Battle to Get off of Psychiatric Medicine

Michelle - Misdiagnosis and Medication

A Benzo Survivor's Story - a rapid detox from Xanax and Klonopin

Mike - A Water Titration off Ativan after short term use

Amy - A taper from Ativan with a Valium crossover

Kimberly - A Water Titration from Xanax

Rebecca - A taper off Ativan

Bill - A taper from Ativan

Suze - A letter of encouragement from someone who recovered from taking Xanax intermittently.

Anthea - A long taper from 6mg of Klonopin and Phenobarbital

Michelle - A taper off Xanax and Klonopin

Dan - A Water Titration off Klonopin

Mary - A cold turkey from Valium

Lily - A cold turkey from benzos and anti-depressants.

Randy - Coming off Ativan

Wendy - a taper off 10mg of Xanax

Jen - a taper from 15mg of Valium

Alli - coming off Klonopin, Xanax and Librax

Eilon - a message of hope

Steve - a water taper from Klonopin

Edward - A withdrawal from Ativan

Peter - a 12 months off

Grace - A cold turkey from Ativan

Amy - a benzo withdrawal

A Poly Drug Survivor - Ativan, Ambien and other drugs

Jesus - A recovery from a klonopin cold turkey

Kenlyn - a quick taper off Xanax and a taper from other drugs

Peter - a story of misdiagnosis

Judith - a taper from 10mg of Xanax

Don - Donís story- protracted withdrawal, tinnitus and recovery 

Toni - a letter to health care providers after a journey off benzos and other drugs

Bruce Barnett's Story - Tranquilliser Terror - The long battle to overcome an insidious addiction - New Idea, New Zealand - August 14, 1995 - Story by Kimberley Pater

RC - a story about Lorazepam

Jennifer - A story about Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin and Ambien

Kim - a jounrney about Ativan and the faith needed to withdraw.

Adrian - A withdrawal from Xanax

Tony - A withdrawal from 6mg of Xanax

Detox Stories



Michele - a detox off 1.5mg of Xanax and in the process of recovering


Other Stories





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