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Re: social anxiety - benzos - back to Louise.

Posted by Rick on December 4, 1999, at 16:56:21

In reply to Re: social anxiety - benzos - back to Rick., posted by Louise on December 4, 1999, at 11:19:09

> It's silly to say that just because a benzo is longer lasting that it's less likely to cause dependency.

Did I say that? I can't find the word "dependency" anywhere in my post. I thought we were discussing the potential for and severity of withdrawal symptoms. I guess you are implicity -- and incorrectly, I would submit -- implying that dependency always leads to severe withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation. Actually, it sounds like we *agree* that dependency is not a bad thing if it is theraputic and safe for the body. At the risk of citing an overused -- but very true -- point, one would not ask a diabetic to give up his or her insulin or medication because he or she has become dependent on it.

Looks like a marathon thread developing here, but I'll personally stop here and say Elizabeth's post was a model of logic and reason.





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