Benzodiazepines the Shadow Epidemic


Generally I don’t expose to many details of my bout with Benzodiazepine dependance. For the sake of people suffering from this shadow addiction, I say shadow because the Opiate epidemic has grabbed all the press and attention from the medical community.

I will share with you an experience I generally don’t share with anyone but family and close friends. I feel compelled to because of the attention several of my blogs about benzos. https://brucesolosblog.com/2019/05/22/benzodiazepines-the-drug-from-hell

/o’s have generated. Moreover I am not that special, so if I suffered miserably trying to get off benzo’s I’m certain there are many folks suffering, alone and lonely with no one to talk to about it.

I went through hell and back and what ever you can imagine hell is like multiply by one hundred and I”m still not sure it would be adequate. Nevertheless here goes in the name of helping someone who feels like their the only ones going through this hell. After spending a month in jail. I altered a prescription and got caught. I enjoyed a successful career in business in corporate America, I don’t have a long criminal history, in fact until I was in my late 40’s I had no criminal record and maybe a speeding ticket here or there.

I lost the ability to think, to talk, I couldn’t gather my thoughts to articulate them, I was sure I was losing my memory, I felt like there was a funnel in my head and every day more and more of my memory was leaking out and never to return. I was not sure if the people around me were real or imagined. I had no ability to understand what people were talking about and was not sure if the world around me was real or not. I was sure I at least had dementia if not Alzheimer’s disease. I was sure my life was over. Who would want to put themselv

Generally, I don’t expose too many details of my bout with Benzodiazepine dependence. For the sake of people suffering from this shadow addiction, I say shadow because the Opiate epidemic has grabbed all the press and attention from the medical community.

I will share with you an experience I generally don’t share with anyone but family and close friends. I feel compelled to because of the attention of several of my blogs about benzos have generated. Moreover, I am not that special, so if I suffered miserably trying to get off benzo’s I’m certain many folks are suffering, alone and lonely with no one to talk to about it.

I went through hell and back and whatever you can imagine hell is like multiply by one hundred and I”m still not sure it would be adequate. Nevertheless here goes in the name of helping someone who feels like they’re the only ones going through this hell. After spending a month in jail. I altered a prescription and got caught. I enjoyed a successful career in business in corporate America, I don’t have a long criminal history, in fact until I was in my late 40’s I had no criminal record and maybe a speeding ticket or so.

I lost the ability to think, to talk, I couldn’t gather my thoughts to articulate them, I was sure I was losing my memory, I felt like there was a funnel in my head and every day more and more of my memory was leaking out and never to return. I was not sure if the people around me were real or imagined. I could not understand what people were talking about and we’re not sure if the world around me was real or not. I was sure I at least had dementia if not Alzheimer’s disease. I was sure my life was over. You want more stories read here

Who would want to put themselves through that? I would be better off staying on them for life than enduring withdrawal again. Therein lies part of the problem is the suffering experienced during detox, that it discourages people from trying again.

I am furious at big Pharma who I am certain knew this from the outset and the physicians that prescribed people judicially but have no clue how to help people get off these meds. More often than not they run as there license is more important than the people who trusted their lives with them.

es through that. I would be better off staying on them for life than enduring withdrawal again. There in lies part of the problem is the suffering experienced during detox, that it discourages people from trying again.

I am furious at big Pharma who I am certain knew this from the outset and the physicians that prescribed people judicially but have no clue how to help people get off these meds. More often than not they run as there license is more important than the people who trusted their lives with them.

We the people must so something about this. Doctors must be educated and most Doctor’s especially in the United States are not. I encourage everyone to visit http://benzobuddies.org to read all the horrow stories and a wealth of resources. Write your congressman and tel sick nd tired and we are not going to take it anymore. Direct them to benzobuddies.org and tell to read until they get sick and get off there ass and do something about it. We elected them, they owe us. Don’t you think?

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