My Public Service Announcement
Benzodiazepines are a class of medication that go by the names of Klonopin (Clonazepam), Ativan (Lorazepam), Xanax (Alprazolam), Valium (Diazepam) and others. Benzodiazepines, or Benzos, are only approved by the drug manufacturer for short term use with a maximum usage of 10 days – the maximum length of time that has been studied and deemed safe. Continuous use of Benzos, even when prescribed by a doctor, can cause an array of physical and mental health problems that includes increased anxiety and agitation, panic disorders, excruciating muscle spasms and bone pain, severe headaches, debilitating mental confusion, extreme fatigue, suicide ideation and many more painful disorders.
Doctors have been prescribing Benzos to their patients for decades without the knowledge or regard of the damage that they cause. I am here to help identify whether your health condition could be related to the continued use of Benzos and help you recover from the neurobiological damage that they have caused. Getting through Benzo withdrawals in itself can be a very lonely and isolating experience due to the nature of the symptoms. But regaining your mental and physical health during recovery is a journey that requires time, patience, and most of all – SUPPORT. I can be your coach who not only helps you succeed in your recovery but can also transform your health for life.