Great article, thanks. I’m also an NP, doing primary care within a mental health clinic. When I first started working here I had a patient who’d been started on clonazepam by a psychiatrist in another state 10 years prior when he was stressed and anxious due to family problems. He desperately wanted to get off, but his new psychiatrist (one of several at my clinic) offered no support and was unsympathetic and dismissive. The patient ended up committing suicide, and forever after I’ve understood what a huge problem benzo dependence is. I wish pharmacology classes spent as much time and energy teaching de-prescribing as they do teaching prescribing. Happy for you that you’ve managed to get off benzos (no thanks to your many prescribers); best wishes as you taper off your remaining meds.