Melissa Bond – Long Bio

KILLER BRAIN CANDY: ONE WOMAN’S ODYSSEY THROUGH BENZODIAZEPINE ADDICTION AND WITHDRAWAL OR HOW CHICKEN LITTLE GOT HER HEAD CRUSHED

Melissa Bond describes the history of becoming dependent upon Ativan (generic name, Lorazapam), one of the most potent of the benzodiazepines. Hers is an all too common story: A doctor prescribes consistent use for insomnia that was caused by pregnancy. After two years of high-dose use, her body begins to fall apart, and Bond has no compass, no help from her doctor, only more prescriptions and the knowledge that this drug is slowly disassembling her brain and body.