Merry Citoli is an award-winning singer/songwriter and screenplay writer whose life went into a downward spiral after being put on lorazepam for insomnia and anxiety. She is now working to expand a medication taper program for others who are suffering from the same pain she endured. Her upcoming book “Falling Through the Cracks” is about her journey through benzodiazepine dependency and how it impacted her career, friendships and finances.
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