Day 83 Of Benzo Withdrawal

Day 83 Of Benzo Withdrawal

First off, let’s address the number 83. Normally when people talk about withdrawal, they probably think a week or two. It’s a common timeframe for alcohol and opioid addiction. In these cases, people can enter a detox facility in rapidly expel the drug from their...
The Mad Science Of Cutting Pills

The Mad Science Of Cutting Pills

Tapering can be tricky when the science comes down to a milligram of how much medicine you take. Several months ago, I used to just eye it. I’d look at the pill and cut it in half. With the larger dosage when I first started my tapering, maybe that was more...
Why Recovery Feels So Remarkable

Why Recovery Feels So Remarkable

I have a friend who has a chronic pain disease. She has kidney stones and passes them every time she has to pee.  I’ve never had kidney stones myself. But I know people that have, and they all say the pain is excruciating. My friend who has the chronic pain disease,...
First Natural Sleep In Years

First Natural Sleep In Years

Last night was my second night of natural sleep in quite a while. This means it was not induced by Klonopin, Melatonin, Xanax, Ambien, hydroxyzine, nighttime cold medicine, or red wine. The last 27 years of my life ended with one of those or a combination of several...