Dear The_Cat Doug is not dead because “I think its likely Doug is dead because they “helped” him with his Xanax problem by cutting him off.” Doug was my older brother. He’s dead because he was given alternate benzos like Klonopin and ativan while in rehab which left him in the same state of benzo dependency, and withdrawal became impossible, compounded by severe tinnitus, which was worsened by the benzos. This led to suicide ideation, and he shot himself. His once brilliant mind chemistry was permanently altered and what happened to him is bigger than the Thalidomide pandemic in the early 1960’s. Please help to spread awareness. Thanks for listening.