If you are new to the benzo community and just came across this site, that greeting is for you. Welcome! We are so glad you found us and hope that we can provide some support, connection, and even a few answers. But, I have to admit, that greeting wasn’t only for you — it was also for me.
The more attention that the Benzo Free Podcast, Website, and Facebook Page, the more I learn what I don’t know. The truth is, I’m a newbie to this community. The benzo community has been around as long as this class of medications has been around, for about 50 years. Thus, it makes sense that there are a lot of resources available, even if it might take a while finding them.
I spent about four years researching and writing my book, but I must admit I stayed pretty isolated during that time. Part of that was due to my withdrawal and part was so I could stay focused on the task at hand. Even though I frequented a few discussion boards, I didn’t really reach out to anyone directly. I was so worried about my own recovery that my bubble of isolation was pretty tight.
What’s so exciting about the recent activity is how many people are telling me about new resources. This is awesome! There are so many websites, organizations, medical professionals, authors, and activists who are doing such amazing work, and I’m just now learning about them.
So, if you are new to our beloved community, welcome. Please look around and check out some of the groups on our resources page. And if you’ve been around for a while, and know of an amazing resource you want to share with us, please let me know. I am eager to learn what’s out there so I can share them others.
Thanks for listening to me ramble a bit. We’re so glad you found us and I hope we can provide some of the information and counsel you so desperately seek.
Keep calm, taper slowly, and take care of yourself, D :)