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I joined BenzoBuddies to get advice on how to help my brother who is currently going through withdrawal.

He stopped taking benzos "cold turkey" 8 days ago. He had a perscription for Xanax anx Klonopin. He was taking them daily for few months and drinking alcohol. We are not sure of how much he was taking, but he decided he needed to stop and did so last week.

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Hi  :) Welcome to BenzoBuddies!


Congrats on being benzodiazepine free. Right now your brother is in the acute phase of withdrawal. this is when symptoms are their very worst. this phase typically lasts about a month with marked relief felt after.


You might like to check out The Ashton Manual it is an authoritative source on what to expect in withdrawal and recovery.  Dr. Ashton is an expert in the field. 


Please feel free to post to any of the dedicated boards, we have a wonderful community of people here, who will give sound advice. Members have been through all aspects of benzodiazepine use and withdrawal and are more than willing to share their experiences.


Members discuss their symptoms on the Post withdrawal recovery support.


Please take the time to Create a Signature.  This will allow others to see where you are in the process so they can better support you.


Again Welcome!  :smitten:




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