Benzo’s a dance with the devil

A friend for many years shared her story with me about her battle with trying to stop Xanax. Unfortunately there are far too many of these stories but unlike opiates, benzos rarely end in death. Thus no publicity. Long term use usually ends up destroying people lives. From personal experience I suffered through years of … Continue reading Benzo’s a dance with the devil

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My Experience with Klonopin and Xanax and a suggested withdrawal table

It started about age 20, and it just kept getting worse. It affected my social life, my work, school, it was pervasive in my entire life and my entire being. Anxiety is a powerful disorder, it can control your life. There are many ways besides medication to control or even totally eradicate it. During 1980;s … Continue reading My Experience with Klonopin and Xanax and a suggested withdrawal table

How to taper off Benzodiazepines Xanax, Klonopin

As an American we like to think we have the best of everything. However that's far from the case, especially when it comes to Healthcare. I've learned the hard way that's far from the case. Especially when it relates to mental health. My last post about Benzodiazepines I explained how difficult it is to get … Continue reading How to taper off Benzodiazepines Xanax, Klonopin

Ten things you need to know about Benzodiazepines

With the current opiate epidemic attention, addiction and withdrawal from Benzodiazepines (Xanax. Klonopin, Ativan) receive very little ink. I can tell you from personal experience withdrawing from these medications is nothing short of hell. I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety disorder decades ago. Subsequently, I was prescribed Klonopin. It worked great, relieved most of my … Continue reading Ten things you need to know about Benzodiazepines

A day in the life of the Mentally challenged

Today, when I got here at school to pick Sarah up, I saw that a brand-new paraprofessional was briefly working with her. She looked at Sarah: " What's my name?" she asked. " I do not know," Sarah claimed. " What's your name?" The woman asked. Sarah was silent. " What did we do today?" … Continue reading A day in the life of the Mentally challenged

Attention Deficit Disorder, What is it?

In short, people often utilize the terms ADD and ADHD interchangeably, even though the current proper medical terminology is ADHD or Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. To better explain, let’s briefly discuss the language utilized for explaining diagnoses in general. Diagnostic terminology for psychiatric and behavioral problems arises from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), the manual … Continue reading Attention Deficit Disorder, What is it?

ADHD and my 80 year old Uncle

We learned he experienced ADHD when he became 85 in 2015. His wife held whining that he happened to be losing “it”. She believed he may be developing Alzheimer's disease. Consequently, we phoned the Veterans matters and told the woman, wife thinks {we|many of us|i}'m losing it”. They did a CT scan and place myself … Continue reading ADHD and my 80 year old Uncle