daylight savings « on: November 04, 2019, 06:16:48 pm »
How do people handle the time change? Yesterday my 1st 2 doses I stuck to the new time then by afternoon symptoms increased. Today I am a mess. My last nights 9pm I took at 8pm. My 7am at 5am. 11am at 9am.
Is there any advice on how to handle daylight savings time change?
Using Alcohol to help Benzo Withdrawal? « on: November 06, 2019, 06:05:41 am »
I was surprised to not see alcohol talked about much, granted I have searched everywhere on this forum. I was wondering if alcohol can be used to help taper from Klonopin? It seems to help me if I drink 2-3 IPAs a night.
OCTOBER 31, 2019 by Fletcher Rahke, Organizer
“i am doing very well on this gofundme thanks to all my friends who have graciously donated and i am grateful. I have not been able to do anything with it for a week, due to the long power outage here. I did not even get my first ozone treatment, because the power was out at the clinic in marin county. But I will get my first one next weds with money I have raised here so far. I still would like to raise a total of $7000, which would cover ten treatments I have to work for uber the next two days to pay my bills,. so I can’t do any messaging to ask for more donations till next week and then sunday is the birthday celebration of my Guru, which I will attend. thanks to all”
June 06, 2019 8:27 AM EDT
I experienced the same thing on BenzoBuddies. At first it was a great forum and others on that forum helped me through the toughest times of my withdrawal. After I healed, I thought I would pay it forward. I was doing a good job helping others and then decided to introduce outside sources of hope and encouragement. I was instantly reprimanded and when I complained, they pretty much locked down my account to where I couldn’t post anything without moderator approval, nor could I Personal Message anyone. My account was for all intents and purposes…worthless and not usable. I told one moderator in particular that you need people on the site that healed to help and give hope to others. She dismissed it and said I thought I was “special” and “better than everyone else.” Because I volunteered my time on the site? Needless to say I don’t go on BBs any longer. Their draconian rules are only meant to stifle what they claim they are about, which is giving others hope. Too many rules, too many moderators on a power kick and too political…that’s how I would sum up BenzoBuddies. Plus too many hard core people that claim they never heal when they don’t tell “rest of the story.” Almost all of those cases involve being poly drugged and having preexisting medical conditions prior to any type of anti-psychotic drug use.
Re: Titration, Patents, and Fantastical Claims « Reply #11 on: November 02, 2019, 05:54:48 am »
The practice of granting secret, esoteric wisdom that is accessible only to the elect through loyalty to a charismatic but flawed figure who dispenses their occult knowledge through personal revelatory insight while shunning and then casting out members of the group who do not practice exact adherence to a set of seemingly arbitrary dictates while still accruing a devoted coterie of followers, may or may not be applicable to this person, but it sure seems like the attributes one would ascribe to a cult.
We need a method (or probably many methods) of healing that is public and reproducible. That is one of the goals of working together. Perhaps one day a Benzo-savior will appear before us, ready to bath our minds in the waters of true healing, and we will all be:
“remade in the way that trees are are new,
made new again, when their leaves are new,
pure and ready to ascend to the stars.”
But until then, I feel like there is a lot of real work to do.
Titration, Patents, and Fantastical Claims « on: October 29, 2019, 11:34:44 pm »
For many years there were attempts to promote a particular unproven/untested set of titration protocols. Further, those promoting these methods were engaged in rubbishing completely standard (and effective for most) pill-splitting tapers and characterizing them as ‘cut & suffer‘. They even peppered posts at BenzoBuddies with such language – this is when I first intervened in this matter (January, 2013). Even though Jana Hill (the person behind the protocols) closed down her forum some years ago, there continue to be a small number of very vocal individuals who seek to promote her untested claims as somehow proven or guaranteed to work. Indeed, there has been a recent uptick in activity promoting her protocols both within and without BB. When there is any attempt at push-back, the rather extreme reaction (including threats of lawsuits) are rather illustrative of the problem. If this fails, then perhaps one of Hill’s supporters will instead offer to purchase BB. No.
Jana Hill applied for a patent in 2012. As I suggested a short time later here at BB, the claims made in her patent were extremely flawed, some were even dangerous. Indeed, all twenty claims were rejected. Only with the help of the patent examiner (who apparently redrafted three claims for her) was a patent (with three claims) eventually allowed.
Hill seems to misunderstand (or wishes others to misunderstand) that because a patent is awarded, this somehow means that her protocols are: 1) tested and verified; and 2) are defensible. The award of a patent does NOT connote these things. A recent quote from Hill at the Benzodiazepine Information Coalition website:
Quote from: J.Hill
Crazy Canuk , in his opening statement, says that he learned this taper protocol from its developer through BenzoDetoxRecovery. He states that he hopes that it’s okay to make his videos ostensibly describing it. It isn’t; it wasn’t.
Using the protocol incorrectly tarnishes its good name and places users at risk. He presents it incorrectly.
The authentic BenzoMicroTaper protocol USPTO 9301963 has a 13 year record of success. It is verified by the US patent office as novel( it was not previously available), needed, and understandable by “those practiced in the art”.
If The Coalition’s rules allow it, I will post the way that you can find the authentic BenzoMicroTaper . False versions now seem ubiquitous. A summary is available for the patientsÂ’ doctors. You can ask for it using the “reply” button.
Benzodiazepine Tapering Strategies and Solutions – Benzodiazepine Information Coalition
Hill’s statements that her method, “is verified by the US patent office as novel (it was not previously available), needed, and understandable by ‘those practiced in the art'”, is extremely misleading and disingenuous.
It is probably best for me to simply link to the patent and some information about patents:
And for anyone who is particularly interested, and would like to compare, here is the original patent application (with the rejected 20 claims):
Further reading, including threats from Hill to doxx a BB member:
There is a lot I could get into, but my time is limited – I’ll leave it for readers to interpret (and discuss if they wish). But if any of you would prefer to read something a little more bite-sized, please check out the attached document*, which was supplied by Hill to the US Patent office in support of her appeal after the patent was initially rejected.** It is replete with nonsense, false claims, and utilization of quite extraordinary language.
* Available via the link at the foot of this post (with a small green paperclip image next to it).
** Please note: Jana Hill’s personal details appear in the attached document. However, Hill long ago chose to make her name and location public knowledge (and again very recently through the media). And the attached document is a public record.
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