Finally, victims are being heard when it comes to Scientology! Praise the lord! This is just the beginning Scientology, your days of getting away with it is coming to an end! #justice #scientologytheaftermath https://t.co/oAFlIoWFYd
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From Swingers to Female Marines… Gangs to the Benzos Crisis… no topic is off limits for @LisaLing. What episode of #ThisIsLife are you looking forward to the most? The new season begins Sunday, September 29th at 10 p.m. ET/PT pic.twitter.com/OnpZynAp9l
— CNN (@CNN) September 23, 2019
Re: Watch "This is Life" With Lisa Ling « Reply #9 on: September 24, 2019, 10:35:51 pm »
Totally cried watching this as I saw myself. Thanks for posting.
Re: Jordan Peterson is in rehab for Clonazepam « Reply #16 on: September 20, 2019, 07:31:36 pm »
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 »
Here is the email I sent to Dr. Peterson’s daughter’s public email:
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.
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:
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.
Re: HELP!! Do I need to taper? « Reply #11 on: August 28, 2019, 07:04:41 pm »
Not trying to scare you but I was only on Klonopin for 10 days and my doctor wouldn’t allow me to do an Ashton taper because I was only on for such a short time.
I was hooked by day 7, unknowingly, when I took half a dose one night and woke up with heart palps. Damn pills nearly killed me when I quit after a rapid taper that was basically a CT.
It’s been over 15 months and I’m nowhere near healed.
I’ve come to realize, however, that I am in the extreme minority. You’ll probably be fine though.
2/08: Adverse reaction to 9 days of Saw Palmetto extract for hair loss (PFS)
Klonopin: .25mg PRN 2/08-7/08
Drug free for 9+ years, life was great
4/19: Severe ear infection, temporarily deaf, tinnitus – rx Augmentin
4/26-5/1: Steroid taper pack
4/26-5/5: Rx Klonopin .5mg nightly by ENT for insomnia/tinnitus (heart palps on Day 7 with .25mg, dependent in a week?!)
5/6: Cut to .25 mg (cut 1mg tabs into quarters) – BAD symptoms. Run to GP for help
5/10: Cut to .125mg (per GP advice) – even worse symptoms, bad advice from doc
5/13: Jumped. WAY TOO SOON. HELL. Should’ve reinstated, basically CT. Didn’t have sufficient supply, GP wouldn’t prescribe more. Wrongly assumed short use would be short WD
Where’s the outrage from Scientology’s @EPstandleague of this death threat from a proud Scientologist? Ohhh the Hypocrisy Scientology, you attack & attempt to vilify us all day and night. This is the result of your constant vitriol and slander. @DiceMore thank you for caring. https://t.co/0VVhxVqP5e
— Leah Remini (@LeahRemini) February 2, 2019
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