Posted by Fred23 on February 8, 2005, at 18:03:36
In reply to Re: is that wise? » Fred23, posted by AuntieMel on February 8, 2005, at 11:53:05
> I know the benzo route has worked for you, but I've seen just as many people addicted to them as booze and they seem (in my experience) to have a harder time getting clean.
> Hospital detox will give out benzos for a little while, but it is a very controlled environment. I'd be scared that someone might mix the two.
> My opinion. From my experience. For what it's worth.
That is why I suggested they approach their doctor, who can monitor what is going on. (E.g., Sophie33's case.)
It'a a tricky call. If someone never gets benzos, they may never get the relief to really let go of drinking. Yet if they just switch their addiction from alcohol to benzos, then they've only made some improvement.