Cult laments destruction of benzowithdrawal.com

Tiffany
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« Reply #28 on: Today at 04:00:03 AM »

Hi,

Does this information mean that benzowithdrawal.com has shut down permanently?

Thank you.

Quote from: Colin on September 27, 2011, 09:19:55 PM
Hi all,

There appears to be some concern about what has happened to BW; there even have been worries that it has been hacked. My first thought was that Andrew (RUNVS) forgot to renew the domain, but this appears to not be the case – a ‘whois’ lookup indicates no recent changes to the domain details (so no change of ownership). It seems that the domain (benzowithdrawal.com) is now ‘parked’ with GoDaddy (Andrew’s webhost). ‘Parking’ is generally used for the purposes of making money by running adverts on webpages that are no longer being used.

I see that another site of Andrew’s, opiatewithdrawal.org, has been parked too. It seems unlikely, as has been suggested to our team, that BW (and OW) have been ‘hacked’. There is no evidence that there has been a security breach.

I can allay fears regarding ‘security’ at this forum. Our forum has not been hacked, nor was Andrew’s forum when he experienced problems last week. ‘Hacking’ refers to exploiting weaknesses in software; ‘cracking’ refers to compromising (weak) passwords. Although some accounts were indeed cracked at BW, as far as we know, no accounts were compromised here. Last week, we published some recommendations about how to properly secure your accounts with BB, and e-mail, etc. (link to follow). So long as you take reasonable precautions in generating passwords, do not share your passwords or login details, or fall for ‘phishing’ e-mail, your accounts at BB (and elsewhere) should be safe from cracking attempts.

http://www.benzobuddies.org/forum/index.php?topic=38876.0

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« Reply #29 on: Today at 04:05:58 AM »

Yes Tiffany. It seems so.
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« Reply #42 on: Today at 12:18:52 PM »

When I read horror stories about tapering too fast and what comes with that, I get scared and fear makes me feel like I might not be able to do it.  When I read about slow tapering and the success stories, I have hope.  I took Benzos most of my adult life.  If it takes half that time to be free again, Ill be one very happy old man.  I am  not counting days or years. I am listening to my head and body.  It tells me when I can taper down again so at least I can be somewhat happy and functional. 
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I detoxed,  off 20 mgs of valium,  almost 22 months ago,  I know how powerful these drugs are, as do many others who have come off in this most horrifying way.  I don’t want anyone to ever feel that scared or lonely or sick.  

Zoe, I am sorry you had to detox. we will never know if your cumulative amount of suffering would be greater if you had taken 22 months to taper vs your detox. Would you rather be just coming off today instead of being 22 months free?

Please understand that taking several months may be better for most people that a few days, or a few years. Too little or too much time to taper have serious draw backs.

Seek the golden mean my friend 

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