Helpful Resources

The psychiatrist who prescribed Benzos to me had little to no knowledge about what was happening to me in withdrawals. In fact, she suggested that many of my symptoms were just “my underlying anxiety disorder” coming back and that I should come see her for another prescription. I was also advised to stay off the internet. If I had not been searching for answers online then I would have never have figured out what was going on and most likely would have given up. Here are some very useful links to resources that saved me.

Useful Links

Ashton Manual: https://benzo.org.uk/manual/

BenzoFree Podcast: https://www.benzofree.org/benzofreepodcast/

List of Symptoms A-Z  https://w-bad.org/symptoms-list-a-z/

Forum for online support: http://benzobuddies.org/

Death Rates Increasing: It is NOT just an opioid epidemic:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/24/health/death-rates-us-adults-bn/index.html

Real Life Story from a Person in Acute Withdrawals:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZazvDZrCBw

MADinAmerica https://www.madinamerica.com/

The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices: https://benzoreform.org/

Benzo Awareness Day:

https://www.ksfr.org/post/benzodiazepine-awareness-day-educates-public

HOW do I determine if Benzos are making me ill?

More resources for you to determine if Benzos are causing your health to deteriorate:

https://benzoreform.org/for-patients/

https://benzoreform.org/problems-with-benzodiazepines/#ineffective

https://benzoreform.org/alternativestobenzodiazepines/

https://w-bad.org/misdiagnoses/

The Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC) has an extremely useful website with amazing contributors: www.BenzoInfo.com

These are helpful instructions on applying for disability and other resources from their website.

https://www.benzoinfo.com/2019/12/02/financial-aid-resources-and-disability-information-for-benzodiazepine-harmed-patients/