The Benzo Book

Millions of people are at risk of dangerous dependency from commonly prescribed tranquilizers and sleeping pills. The Benzo Book by Jack Hobson-Dupont examines this problem in depth and detail, and provides methodology for getting safely off such drugs.

The Benzo Book is 260 pages long and includes a sample letter of request for a slow taper off benzodiazepines addressed to a doctor, as well as dosage and discontinuation tables. Some of the chapters include:

  • The Ashton Method
  • Down-Regulation
  • Withdrawal symptoms
  • Supplements
  • Therapy during recovery
  • Addiction vs. dependence
  • Post-Benzo

The text of the book is available for download free of charge as a PDF file, exactly as it appears in the printed version.


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