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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for those who have been prescribed benzodiazepine drugs and are in the process of tapering from these or have already withdrawn.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) to December 2020. Please use the Blog
Index to directly access the older posts you would like to read. I have now closed my Blog and will be writing 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.
I've therefore experienced a long and difficult recovery with numerous symptoms and total destruction of my previous life. It has also been protracted, which a few do suffer, and I still have some problems to this day but I consider myself much better
and mostly recovered from the brain and body damage caused by benzos.
I am at present having to remain fairly isolated from friends and family due to the Covid Pandemic but once this is over I am looking forward to regaining
a full and active life. I hope all my Blog posts here reflect my ongoing thoughts relevant to benzo withdrawal and are helpful for others.
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. 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 nine experienced and knowledgeable administrators now.