Recovery & Renewal: Your essential guide to overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other ‘benzo’ tranquillisers and antidepressants

Recovery and Renewal is an essential guide for overcoming dependency and withdrawal from sleeping pills, other benzodiazepine tranquillisers and antidepressants. It is a useful, insightful and incredibly courageous book which delivers everything you need to know before, during and after. Family and friends will better understand the experience and will be equipped to give support. Doctors, counsellors, rehabilitation staff, recovery and mental health organisations will gain invaluable insight critical to providing best care. All proceeds from the sale of this book are paid to the Recovery Road charity.”

This book was written by Baylissa Frederick, who holds a master’s degree in Integrative Counselling and has supported individuals and families from all over the world affected by antidepressant and benzodiazepine withdrawal. She has firsthand experience surviving the withdrawal effects of the anticonvulsant clonazepam and is now fully recovered.

The book is 208 pages and is available for $23.99 on Amazon. The Kindle version is available for $9.95.


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