Back to Life: The Great Escape from Tranquilliser Addiction

Back to Life: The Great Escape from Tranquilliser Addiction is a book that brings together thoughts, feelings, ideas, and experiences related to the problem of involuntary tranquilliser addiction, or benzodiazepine, antidepressant, and Z-drug dependence. The book covers in detail the beginnings and current state of the problem of tranquilliser dependence as well as various withdrawal methods and concludes with a section containing over 30 tapering charts and protocols.

The author, Pam Armstrong, was a founding member of the Council for Information on Tranquillisers and Antidepressants (C.I.T.A.). She was a nurse, teacher, and sociologist who also had formal qualifications in counseling, and supported many patients in their withdrawal process from benzodiazepines.

Sections of the book include:

  • What Tranquillisers Do To You
  • Why You Should Withdraw
  • The C.I.T.A. Withdrawal Method
  • Coping With Withdrawal Symptoms
  • Children and Tranquillisers
  • Older People and Tranquillisers
  • Tahitian Noni Juice and Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
  • Tahitian Noni Juice and Antidepressant Withdrawal
  • Withdrawal of ‘Z’ Drugs

The book is 119 pages. It is available free of charge as a PDF file.