Thanks Richard and J. Doe. I am not the only one who found themselves drinking heavily while on benzos. I have talked to a couple of other people who said the same thing. I don’t buy the theory that alcohol is essentially a liquid benzo but this definitely goes to show there is a cross tolerance. Sometimes I wonder if I would be healed now had I not drank so much back then, but I can’t beat myself up too much considering that I know that it wasn’t “me”. There are also a fair number of folks who didn’t have that kind of history with alcohol who still end up suffering from protracted withdrawal so who really knows.