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Ambien to Ativan and Tapering

A video made by a person in withdrawal from benzodiazepines and sleeping pills that offers information, personal experience, and hope for the journey to healing. She describes what it’s been like for her, what she’s learned, and what she didn’t know when she was first put on...

JC Curle

...ng on her master’s in clinical mental health, pursuing her goal of becoming a mental health counselor, when she was disabled by the prescribed use of Ativan in 2014. Shocked by widespread lack of knowledge within the medical community about problems associated with iatrogenic dependence to...

Marjorie Meret-Carmen, M.Ed.

...d social and political activist. She wrote Repairing the Benzo Blunder: A Mosaic of Recovery during a four year dependency and ultimate recovery from Ativan and other prescribed psychoactive drugs. As founder of Advocates for Social Reform, Marjorie works toward finding solutions to social...

Melissa Bond

Killer Brain Candy: After 2 years of Ativan for pregnancy-related insomnia, and the knowledge that the drug was slowly disassembling her brain and body, Melissa Bond went through a hellish withdrawal. She writes about it on her website, and in her forthcoming book, Dear Little Fish. The...

Dave Cope

...S Naval Academy, a 2012 graduate of MIT and a disabled veteran as of 2015. A four-year interaction with psychiatry that began with a prescription for Ativan cost him his career in the US Navy and nearly his life. He continues to recover from exposure to a cocktail of medications that were taken as...

Jocelyn Pedersen

Jocelyn Pedersen is a mother of two who worked as an elementary school teacher before she was prescribed Ambien and then Ativan. Frustrated at seeing the same patterns over and over with people who were not informed about the dangers of benzodiazepines and then not supported due to a lack of...

Left Hanging: Suicide in Bridgend

...estor Simvastatin Zocor Stimulants Methylphenidate Ritalin Focalin Metadate Concerta Amphetamine Dexedrine Adderall Vyvanse Benzodiazepines Lorazepam Ativan Diazepam Valium Alprazolam Xanax Chlordiazepoxide Librium Bromazepam Lexotan Oxazepam Serenid, Serax Cloabazam Frisium Medazepam Nobrium...

Addiction to Prescription Drugs

...iption Drugs”, Barry and Sue Haslam talk about the effects of benzodiazepine drugs. They each reflect on Barry’s personal experience with Ativan, the Oldham Tranx support group, and the impact of these drugs more generally on people. Barry says about this video, “It was recorded...

A MadMother: We Have a Duty To Protect Children

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...r discovered that temporal lobe epilepsy was apparently ruled out by removing the diagnosis from my son’s medical record. My son was prescribed Ativan/lorazepam to “control impulses,” which is not an approved use of this drug to this day. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine that is highly...

More Than Surviving: Speaking up About ‘Life’ in the American ‘Mental Health’ Gulags

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...member anything on so much medicine. She has rotated now for two decades, first from family and back, most recently from a group home. She’s on Ativan, Zypreza, shots of Prolixin. She was first diagnosed ‘bipolar’ and now she has ‘schizophrenia’. She’s stiff, slow moving....

Madness Radio: Benzodiazepine Recovery with Matt Samet

...rviewed fellow MIA Blogger Matt Samet in August 2013 about his experiences with benzodiazepine recovery on Madness Radio. “Are Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan and other benzodiazepines really more addictive than heroin? How can these common drugs for anxiety actually worsen the symptoms they’re...

Melissa Bond’s ‘Killer Brain Candy’ Blog

...zodiazepine Addiction and Withdrawal or How Chicken Little Got Her Head Crushed’, Melissa Bond describes the history of becoming dependent upon Ativan (generic name, Lorazapam), one of the most potent of the benzodiazepines, and her journey to come off of them. You can read the blog in its...

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