Beating Benzos

Beating Benzos is a website created by a benzodiazepine survivor to provide information, help, and encouragement for those who have been prescribed benzodiazepine drugs and are in the process of tapering from these or have already withdrawn. The website includes the site creator’s own story and drug history, as well as several blog posts documenting the site creator’s recovery. Other sections include:

  • Possible Symptoms
  • Food and Diet
  • Coping Tips
  • A Guide for Carers
  • Benzo Stories
  • Success Stories
  • Words of Hope
  • What the Doctors Say


Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.


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