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Re: Am I copping out by asking for a Benzo? Krazy Kat

Posted by jazzdog on November 27, 2001, at 22:36:50

In reply to Am I copping out by asking for a Benzo?, posted by Krazy Kat on November 26, 2001, at 20:39:22

I know that people on this thread are very pro-benzo, but I feel I'd be remiss if I didn't tell you what any accredited rehab, such as Hazeldon or Betty Ford, as well as AA, has to say about alcoholism and benzos. Basically, benzos are considered alcohol in pill form - they access the same receptors in the brain and can substitute for one another. That's why a benzo will kill a hangover. An alcoholic can substitute benzos for booze, but sooner or later a cross-addiction will kick in - the person will either become addicted to benzos or revert to alcohol or - and this is very possible - end up addicted to both. As a recovering alcoholic-addict, I can tell you that this is what happened to me. As someone who has worked with alcoholic-addicts for several years, I can tell you that I have seen this cross-addiction occur dozens of times. I do not know a single reputable addiction counsellor who would say otherwise.

- Jane




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