Without realizing it, member describes Benzo Buddies (as a cult)

Re: Titration, Patents, and Fantastical Claims
« Reply #11 on: November 02, 2019, 05:54:48 am »

[Buddie]

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.

Benzo Buddies targets famous psychologist Jordan Peterson for cult recruitment (N.B.: Scientology also routinely targets celebrities for cult recruitment)

Re: Jordan Peterson is in rehab for Clonazepam
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2019, 07:31:36 pm »

[Buddie]

maybe this would be a good time to reach out to her? I didn’t care right now about her meat diet. Her father could be goin through what we are going through. They have HUGE platforms. I suggest each of us send her a message wishing him health, sharing some of our story linking to Benzobuddies, , emphasizing the slow taper, and maybe linking to the Ashton manual. His politics and her beliefs are of no concern to me, just as I don’t “care” what any of yours are (in terms of my hope for your healing).

You could do this because it COULD help our cause, or else because it could help a fellow sufferer. Just a thought.

Re: Jordan Peterson is in rehab for Clonazepam
« Reply #17 on: September 20, 2019, 09:31:34 pm »

[Buddie]

Here is the email I sent to Dr. Peterson’s daughter’s public email:

Mikhaila,

I’m so very sorry that you are dealing with your father’s klonopin issue, and so soon after your mother’s illness. I too am dependent on klonopin and I am working to get free. I took them as my doctor prescribed and was shocked to find I could not quit. Unfortunately most rehab centers believe in rapid taper, where you are quickly taken off the drug, often with other harmful drugs added to the mix.

This rarely works and often leads to long term damage.

The only safe way to heal from physical dependence (which is very different than addiction) is to slowly taper down. Addiction is a craving and can possibly be overcome by willpower, dependence is physiological and can happen with klonopin in as little as 4 weeks. It doesnÂ’t matter if it was used as prescribed or not. The dependency issue is the same.

Tapering, the slow reduction of the drug over months, is the only way to safely get through this without causing further (and perhaps permanent damage).

I would refer you to the best manual on benzo withdrawal, the Ashton Manual.

https://benzo.org.uk/manual/index.htm

The webpage is a little old fashioned but the information is critical.

Also, the best support group, with people who can supply tapering schedules, advice, info on supplements and drugs to avoid, etc is:

http://www.benzobuddies.org

Please reach out for help, quitting a benzo is not like quitting any other drug on earth.

I’m here if you have any questions.

Benzo Buddies member asks cult’s permission to renew driver’s license

Driver License renewal
« on: September 07, 2019, 02:24:49 pm »

Guinea pig

I’m curious for those that are at end of taper or very recently finished.

Could you renew your drivers license in your present condition?

Synthroid. 88 mcg
Losartan 100/25
Ambien. 10mg
Lorazepam 4mg
12/2018 3.0
2/2019. 2.75
3/2019. 2.5
4/2019. 2.25
5/2019. 2.0
6/10/19. 1.90 sxs Holding
8/17/19. 1.85

Bad news for Benzo Buddies: “Professor Ashton does not support or endorse any Internet support group”

https://www.benzo.org.uk/profash.htm

Psychiatrist laughs in addict’s face after he brings up Ashton

I'm scared
« on: April 09, 2019, 07:29:24 am »

[Buddie]

I was prescribed Ativan after having panic attacks. I had just graduated from an automotive school and the long drive everyday, working, going to church, living with a mean brother-in-law, and having a long distance girlfriend, was too much for me. I was given Ativan and quickly found that it had horrible withdrawal effects. My psychiatrist then gave me Klonopin and told me to take it, “whenever I felt any discomfort.” Before I knew it, I was completely dependant on it and tried to stop, but couldn’t. Now I’m on 3mg of Klonopin daily, and have taken it for 17 years. I’m very scared, and feel like my life has been taken from me, I don’t know if I can do this. My current psychiatrist really doesn’t know, or care about the idea of me getting off of it. I’ve told her about the Ashton method, but she laughed in my face. I don’t know what to do anymore.

Cult member: Most Benzo Buddies members don’t exist!

The Members List
« on: November 16, 2018, 05:51:16 am »

[Buddie]

Has anyone really perused the “Members List” on this forum? It just seems to me that so very many have have zero posts. There are some that make a few yet just disappear. Thoughts?

Member: Benzo Buddies dangerous, harmed 10s of 1000s

Re: Are we telling people the wrong thing ?
« Reply #141 on: November 10, 2018, 06:20:04 am »

[Buddie]

Quote from: [Buddie] on November 10, 2018, 06:10:38 am
Do nothing!!! Everyone must do NOTHING. No matter what ails you! Only TIME will cure you … meaning just get older, that’s all we have to do, just breathe oxygen and stay alive.
I agree, I hate this attitude around here. If you’ve just gotten worse and worse and have ten times more symptoms than you had in acute, then you have a disease. If you haven’t healed after 2 years then it’s time to see the doctor, and you should probably be proactive and continuously see doctors the whole time before then too. This forum is dangerous, has harmed tens of thousands of people – It encourages disease by making people complacent about their health and the progression of a serious illness. Almost every amateur health community on the internet is guilty of this too – everything is about their disease and working strictly within their system of protocols whether that system deals with heavy metals, genetic mutations, tick borne illness, hormones, or psychiatric drugs/withdrawals. And worst of all they all seem to share the attitude that getting worse for indefinite amounts of time is acceptable or a sign of healing – there is no way out and method of undiagnosing yourself from their illness and their train of thought.
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