This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « on: March 18, 2019, 01:43:44 pm »
This is just an observation. This is really the last benzo support forum on the internet. I appreciate Colin keeping it alive. It has helped so many people over the years including me. I hate all the facebook groups. They are disorganized and cluttered with stuff posted all over the place. I actually despise social media platforms like FB and twitter. This is still the best forum on the internet as far as I am concerned when it comes to helping people with bzd withdrawal + plus just talking to people in general. The forum is well laid out and very easy to navigate. I do not post daily, but I do drop in daily to just read a few of the posts and offer support when I can. I am still struggling myself with a variety of medical issues. A couple are not even benzo w/d related but the bzd w/d is by far the biggest hurdle in my life. This forum is a lifeline to many. I hope it is here for many many more years to come. The benzo horror stories do not scare me bc they are true. Not everyone experiences the full magnitude of this suffering but there are also some very sensitive individuals like myself who do and it helps to read the truth no matter how scary or disturbing. These drugs can cause some really bizarre crazy SXs that make you feel like you are dying on a daily basis.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #1 on: March 18, 2019, 01:51:44 pm »
Agree. I had joined a BWD Facebook group and ended up leaving after a few days bc it was not helpful at all!
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #2 on: March 18, 2019, 02:11:18 pm »
I credit this site for saving my sanity & job.
From the vast knowledge archives to the incredible peer support, this site is unmatched. Be sure to thank our selfless & caring moderators for maintaining the integrity of BB.
I have no shortage of gratitude.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #3 on: March 18, 2019, 02:37:51 pm »
AntiBenzo’s, this is a great thread, and I agree with all that has been said. I also think that Our Mods are not given enough credit for all that they do here. Most of us are very loyal to BB and all that have helped to keep this great site open. And we are so blessed that Colin continues to keep it open. I do not think we will ever find another place like this, and I remain grateful to have a place to come to. Best to All. 💖 Peace and Healing.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #4 on: March 18, 2019, 02:44:25 pm »
I think both are very good, but for different reasons. I’ve met good people who support one another on both mediums.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #5 on: March 18, 2019, 03:20:31 pm »
Yes, this site’s admins and moderators deserve a big Thank You for all their work and dedication.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #6 on: March 18, 2019, 03:48:00 pm »
I have been on Benzobuddies and in other groups since 2014, I have always preferred Benzobuddies but there are many people who prefer Facebook so it really depends on the individual. As someone who is very protracted there are very few places to go for support, very few indeed. I appreciate the protracted section here where we can discuss the issues of struggling with symptoms for a very long time. Twitter is our main vehicle for campaigning about the harmful effects of the drugs, I am on Twitter every single day and we have achieved a lot simply by being there and making our voices heard. There are positives and negatives to everything, I usually find.
Re: This forum versus all the facebook support message boards « Reply #7 on: March 18, 2019, 04:23:44 pm »
I agree with everything that was said. Without BB I’d probably be dead. I am SO VERY THANKFUL for Colin and the moderators and administrators for starting this site and being here day after day!!!
One thing I hope is that people will realize that these drugs are VERY HARMFUL taken for more than a few days and that they won’t have to turn to any sites for help getting off. I also hope word gets around that whatever you desire the benzo for, it will whip around and give you 10x the insomnia or anxiety. In other words, it’s no miracle pill!!
I agree with […] about the protracted site. There is very little to go on once you’re further out. This provides a space where we can discuss symptoms and commiserate. Very helpful.