Stevie Nicks snorted so much cocaine she burned a hole in her nose but Klonopin is more deadly than coke? Does Stevie have brain damage from drug abuse?

Stevie Nicks’ $1 million cocaine habit, fueled by her wild affair with married Mick Fleetwood, burned a hole in her nose so big she took the drug through her private parts, reveals new book

  • Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks was so addicted to cocaine, alcohol and Quaaludes she blacked out and nearly overdosed repeatedly
  • She wore gold and turquoise bottle inlaid with diamonds around her neck so she was never without coke
  • To avoid body searches by customs in Europe, they hired Hitler’s private rail car complete with the elderly attendant who served the Fuhrer
She quickly descended into drug hell and became addicted to cocaine, alcohol, Quaaludes to sleep, and cigarettes – until her system broke down and she started having nosebleeds, falls on stage, blackouts and near overdoses.
She bought $1 million worth of cocaine and it burned a hole in her nose the size of a dime. Rumors spread that she had to have the drug blown up her derriere by an assistant.
“There was no way to get off the white horse and I didn’t want to,” the now 66-year-old Nicks said. “I was the worst drug addict.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2941749/Stevie-Nicks-1million-cocaine-habit-fueled-wild-affair-married-Mick-Fleetwood-burned-hole-nose-big-took-drug-private-parts-reveals-new-book.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2912497/I-worst-drug-addict-Stevie-Nicks-recalls-cocaine-habit-discusses-dating-60-Rolling-Stone.html

Stevie Nicks: Drug addict not anti-benzo apostle

Stevie Nicks’ $1 million cocaine habit, fueled by her wild affair with married Mick Fleetwood, burned a hole in her nose so big she took the drug through her private parts, reveals new book

  • Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks was so addicted to cocaine, alcohol and Quaaludes she blacked out and nearly overdosed repeatedly
  • She wore gold and turquoise bottle inlaid with diamonds around her neck so she was never without coke
  • To avoid body searches by customs in Europe, they hired Hitler’s private rail car complete with the elderly attendant who served the Fuhrer

She quickly descended into drug hell and became addicted to cocaine, alcohol, Quaaludes to sleep, and cigarettes – until her system broke down and she started having nosebleeds, falls on stage, blackouts and near overdoses.

She bought $1 million worth of cocaine and it burned a hole in her nose the size of a dime. Rumors spread that she had to have the drug blown up her derriere by an assistant.

“There was no way to get off the white horse and I didn’t want to,” the now 66-year-old Nicks said. “I was the worst drug addict.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2941749/Stevie-Nicks-1million-cocaine-habit-fueled-wild-affair-married-Mick-Fleetwood-burned-hole-nose-big-took-drug-private-parts-reveals-new-book.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2912497/I-worst-drug-addict-Stevie-Nicks-recalls-cocaine-habit-discusses-dating-60-Rolling-Stone.html

Xanax abuse (not use) a growing problem

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. – It may not get as much headlines as prescription painkillers and heroin, but Xanax can be just as addictive and deadly for some, experts say. The drug recently made headlines after news the University of Minnesota police were investigating members of the wrestling team for abusing the drug. It is a medication used to reduce anxiety, but too much of it, especially mixed with something else can be dangerous.

“The first time I felt it, I was just hooked immediately,” said Chris, 24. He says he was 16 or 17 when he he tried Xanax for the first time. “I loved it. I loved the high,” he recalled, describing the high similar to being drunk.. Searching to fit in at a new school in Lakeville, he found the answer in the drug also known as Benzodiazepine. “It’s completely destroyed my life. I was stealing from family members, I almost died twice within a year period,” he said. He almost died after overdosing on the drug. He says a friend took him to the hospital. And then a few months later he says he blacked out while driving. “I swerved off the road and crashed at 70 miles an hour. Luckily I wasn’t hurt though,” he said.

Drug experts say the medication has been around for a while.

“It doesn’t really capture the headlines to the extent opiates and heroin do, but it’s certainly been around for a long time,” said Carol Falkowski of Drug Abuse Dialogues. Falkowski has tracked drug abuse for decades. In her latest drug trends report, she found that it is the second most prescribed drug seized by police. The Minnesota Department of Health also reports an increase of deaths related to Benzodiazepines. “We have seen an increase of prescribing for all sorts of drugs, so it’s logical to expect an increase in abuse,” she said.

Chris says he saw an increase in the use of Benzodiazepine among his friends in the south metro as recent as last year. “The medicine has a proper use but people abusing it is happening more and more,” he said. He has left that world behind, now in recovery at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. He credits the treatment and his faith in Christianity that helped him to become sober. He says he’s grateful he’s alive to warn others of his mistakes. “It can cost you your life,” he said.

http://www.kare11.com/news/xanax-abuse-a-growing-problem/218407949

A day in the life of an Ashton cultist

  1. take drugs
  2. plot revenge on doctors/psychiatrists
  3. take more drugs
  4. sit on Facebook commiserating with other accidental addicts
  5. take more drugs
  6. wallow in self-pity
  7. take more drugs
  8. go on rant in tiny Facebook group that fantasizes about a legal case – that will never happen – against Big Pharma
  9. take more drugs
  10. check Benzo Buddies to see if anyone else has been sent into a giant wave by hairspray or bottled water
  11. take more drugs
  12. create an art book no one but other people in the cult will ever see
  13. take more drugs
  14. pretend to other cult members you’re smarter than a doctor or a psychiatrist
  15. take more drugs
  16. plan to taper for 10-20 years, then become protracted
  17. take more drugs
  18. worship one doctor named Ashton – who treated less that 400 patients, most of which were on other drugs – as a demi-god
  19. take more drugs
  20. deny you ever abused illegal drugs, like LSD
  21. take more drugs
  22. scan the media for any mention of benzos, then fly into a rage if a TV show offends you
  23. take more drugs
  24. be afraid, be very afraid, of butter
  25. take more drugs
  26. deny your psychiatrist’s diagnosis because mental illness does not exist
  27. take more drugs
  28. deny any connection to Scientology/CCHR but repeat exactly what they say about drugs/psychiatry
  29. take more drugs
  30. pass out at your computer

Kook composes twisted lullaby to Ativan

If I was going to write a song about lorazepam, it'd be like....
« on: May 19, 2016, 06:21:47 am »

[Buddie]

Lorazepam lullaby,
took half a pill on a fly,
to stop the panic and doom,
to feel like other people do

Lorazepam abstinence,
why am I so anxious? it makes no sense
what is with this crazyness?
is it coffee or the food I ate?

I am anxious I need these pills,
But no longer know how I feel,
Does this stuff helps or hurts,
Lots of stress in life and
I’m feeling worse

Lorazepam danger zone,
this ain’t good for me, but I can’t stop
my anxiety is killing me,
and I am barely functioning

Lorazepam twilight zone,
am I dying all alone,
I went to the ER,
They said, “oh, you’re fine”

Lorazepam meltdown
What is this withdrawal thing?
Benzobuddies sites offers hope,
but why do I feel I can’t cope?

Lorazepam tapering,
what kind of world am I living it?
Feel like Frodo in Lords of the Rings
This can’t be possibly happening

To the rescue comes valium,
The nasty pills from 70’s films
Thought new benzos were safer things
Feel like fool for believing it

Accidental addict: “Want drugs, willing to travel”

Help! Please! I'm in an emergency situation!
« on: May 03, 2016, 06:43:50 pm »

[Buddie]

HELP! I’m in a terrible situation. I’m in Austin, TX, am willing to travel states if I have to, and I NEED help. I stupidly went to an addiction clinic where they treat me like an addict, don’t listen to my needs or really anything I say, add more medications, and force me to taper my clonazepam by .25 or .5. I went back up from 1.5mg to 2.0mg because I had two seizures from cutting too fast. They became angry at me and are now dropping me to 1.5mg after I’ve stabilized on 2.0mg. She was calling me a liar, told me I was just trying to get more drugs out of them because I’m addicted, and refused to give me 2.0mg or listen at all to my symptoms or to how I would like to go about my taper. I am traveling May 29th-June 27th to get yoga certified. I NEED my medication. I NEED someone to listen. I need someone to prescribe me the right amount. I run out in 4 days. I feel like I’m being treated like I’m doing something illegal when I’m just trying to stay alive.

Kooks champion Stevie Nicks but leave out her love affair with cocaine, booze and Quaaludes


EXCLUSIVE: Stevie Nicks’ $1 million dollar cocaine habit, fueled by her wild affair with married Mick Fleetwood, burned a hole in her nose so big she took the drug through her private parts, reveals new book

Stevie Nicks’ $1 million cocaine habit, fueled by her wild affair with married Mick Fleetwood, burned a hole in her nose so big she took the drug through her private parts, reveals new book

  • Fleetwood Mac singer Stevie Nicks was so addicted to cocaine, alcohol and Quaaludes she blacked out and nearly overdosed repeatedly
  • She wore gold and turquoise bottle inlaid with diamonds around her neck so she was never without coke
  • To avoid body searches by customs in Europe, they hired Hitler’s private rail car complete with the elderly attendant who served the Fuhrer
She quickly descended into drug hell and became addicted to cocaine, alcohol, Quaaludes to sleep, and cigarettes – until her system broke down and she started having nosebleeds, falls on stage, blackouts and near overdoses.
She bought $1 million worth of cocaine and it burned a hole in her nose the size of a dime. Rumors spread that she had to have the drug blown up her derriere by an assistant.
“There was no way to get off the white horse and I didn’t want to,” the now 66-year-old Nicks said. “I was the worst drug addict.”
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2941749/Stevie-Nicks-1million-cocaine-habit-fueled-wild-affair-married-Mick-Fleetwood-burned-hole-nose-big-took-drug-private-parts-reveals-new-book.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2912497/I-worst-drug-addict-Stevie-Nicks-recalls-cocaine-habit-discusses-dating-60-Rolling-Stone.html

Hungry addicts offer each other doctor-shopping tips

What to Do When You Have a Clueless Prescriber?
« on: March 02, 2016, 09:59:17 pm »

[Buddie]

I am currently seeing a nurse practitioner who prescribes my Klonopin. Although I have told her since Day 1 that this drug is ruining my life and all I want is to come off it safely, she refuses to acknowledge that the litany of symptoms and side effects I’m experiencing are from the benzo and they are all just from the under lying anxiety disorder. Since my agoraphobia, insomnia and depersonalization have gotten a lot worse she now wants to put me on Paxil when I have told her explicitly that since I know how bad the discontinuation can be from Paxil added to the fact that no SSRI’s have helped that I want no part of it. She also says when it’s time to get off of the Klonopin, Buspar and Gabapentin will make it easy which we all know is not true at all. I don’t want to lie to her but I need to Klonopin to continue my taper. I don’t know how all you people are able to work with your medical professionals during my taper but I’ve been looking for one who understands for over three years and cannot find one and it’s the most frustrating thing I’ve ever experienced. I got unwittingly addicted because of these people but they won’t help me come off or even acknowledge that they’re causing or even contributing to my symptoms? What should I do? I’ve tried to find another prescriber but if I go in and say “I want to come off of Klonopin” they usually say “Ok, here’s a month’s worth and a prescription to Lexapro and then I’ll never prescribe anymore.”. I really feel lost and don’t know if I should just do the taper on my own while putting on the facade that I’m actually taking the Paxil.

Re: What to Do When You Have a Clueless Prescriber?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2016, 10:46:10 pm »

[Buddie]

I don’t know if this is a good idea for you, but what I did was just tell my prescribernwhatnshe wanted to,hear so I could get my prescriptions. I tapered quickly because I hated doing that, but didn’t wanting risk any issues. i would be careful to do nothing that would risk yor refills,

Methadone addict worries psych ward doctors will pump him full of drugs

Behavioral health ward?
« on: February 02, 2016, 11:54:48 pm »

[Buddie]

Ok so a Dr at the methadone clinic I go to recomended this. I don’t know what to do. I have a few other options I’m looking into first but I’m seriously considering checking into the psych ward. I’m just really afraid they’re going to pump me full of other drugs and give me new problems. I see a lot on here about detoxes and whatnot but not about actually getting mental health help. Thoughts? I don’t think I have problems that need attention asside from this issue. The problem is after going through a cold turkey detox once I’m now so afraid of it that knowing I have to get off these pills is making me crazy. My life has become completely unmanageable. I just stay in my house and worry about this. It’s really bad. I have a couple of new psych doc appointments including one who was recomended on here so no matter what I’ll be waiting to see what they say but I want to cover all my bases

Re: Behavioral health ward?
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2016, 01:59:28 am »

[Buddie]

The purpose of an inpatient unit, such as behavioral health, is to stabilize whatever situation a person has with medication (usually lots) and then sending them on their way with outpatient services.

If you’re looking to detox from benzos, they will likely do that for you but will throw other stuff in the mix. You can always decline medication or simply just not take any once you get out.

I went through an inpatient detox and they threw three medications at me (lexapro, hydroxyzine, gabapentin) all at low doses. I never filled any scripts when I left, although I did start gabapentin a few months later which caused a lot of problems.

So it’s up to you. It may be a miserable experience or it may be what you need to get yourself off benzos. I know I could never taper and detox got me off.

Re: Behavioral health ward?
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2016, 12:59:13 pm »

[Buddie]

That’s the thing as long as I have this problem I’m not sure the worrying and crap will let up. I’m so afraid of it. I truly believe that I traumatized myself with a cold turkey xanex detox in the past. So now more of my problem is being afraid of the fact that I will have to go through this. And although I know an inpatient program is quick I feel like at least once I get out I’m off. There is no taper, there would be no worries of things getting worse over time. There would be only healing over time. And that’s huge. At this point I have 3 options. Try titration on my own, I’ve got a Dr. Appointment with a guy who’s supposed to be good, and then there’s the traditional detox which is like a 7 day thing and I’m not sure they won’t try and detox me from methadone too. Which I don’t want to do at the same time for obvious reasons.

Re: Behavioral health ward?
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2016, 09:51:16 pm »

[Buddie]

‘behavioral health’ I’ve always found this an odd concept. As if the issue is that you cannot behave yourself ?

Can they force you to take drugs ? I don’t know the laws/rules where you live.

Would they taper you from benzos ? A fast taper, or cold turkey ?
It is possible that they will add other drugs. Whether they will be helpful … If they don’t have any expertise about ‘benzo withdrawal’ the odds aren’t good.

I’m not sure how things would work. Will they attempt to diagnose you with a DSM diagnosis based on observation by the staff ? ‘mental illness’ model.

I don’t get the relationship between the methadone and the benzo.
Having said that, some people do well on psychiatric drugs … but not many.