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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these or have already withdrawn.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.
I started my journey on Nitrazepam, a
benzodiazepine prescribed by my doctor for sleep problems, forty 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 7 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 the present day. Please
use the Blog Index to directly access the older posts you would like to read.
I hope the pages contained here will provide everyone with belief 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. It all ends, it really does.
You are welcome to join the Facebook group linked to Beating Benzos. The group is closed 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.