Blog posts are continued in Updates 2021/22
I no longer give support individually on this website. Please email BeatingBenzos@outlook.com if
you need personal help.
Thank you for visiting Beating Benzos. This site was created to provide information, help and encouragement for those who have been prescribed benzodiazepine drugs and are in the process of
tapering from these or have already withdrawn. Please read My Drug History for full details of the drugs I was prescribed over the years 1972 to 2012.
I started my
journey on Nitrazepam, a benzodiazepine prescribed by my doctor for sleep problems, nearly fifty years ago. This is my story and how I am slowly conquering an intense and difficult withdrawal.
My passage through those
years is told in My Story. Extracts from my daily journals are also included. Blog pages 1 to 9 form my on going recovery journey from April 2014, seventeen months after I stopped the drug
(when I finally felt well enough to write) and continue through my Protracted Recovery Blog in Updates 2021/22. Please use the Blog
Index to directly access the older posts you would like to read. I hope to one day write a full success story when every last symptom finally disappears. You will also see that over the years I have many times announced my full recovery only to be
plunged back down into the hell a few days or weeks later. It's a haphazard process, with many twists and turns until the brain gets it right. Healing from Benzos is not linear but more of a roller coaster ride.
therefore experienced a long and difficult recovery process with numerous symptoms and total destruction of my previous life. It has also been protracted, which a few do suffer, I still have some problems to this day but I consider myself much better as my
brain and body continue to heal. I am now also older!
My intent is that the pages contained on my Beating Benzos website will provide everyone with information and inspiration that this difficult journey does eventually
end however long it may take. Always remember many thousands have travelled this road before you and recovered much faster than me. Benzo withdrawal ends in the time that is right for you.
You are welcome to join the
Facebook group linked to Beating Benzos. The group is private so please log into Facebook with your account and request permission to join. When accepted into the group please
write a brief history of your own experiences with benzodiazepine drugs so you can be welcomed. The group has seven experienced and knowledgeable administrators.