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Re: Ashton Rocks!

Posted by valene on February 5, 2007, at 10:36:35

In reply to Re: Ashton Rocks!, posted by Squiggles on February 5, 2007, at 10:26:03

Yes, when I joined the opening statement before you join is "you must believe........created in the depths of hell, etc." Not lying. I cannot say for certain that the owner made this statement but had to be endorsed by him.

OTOH, I have been taking a benzo for 25 years and I do respect Heather Ashton, but she is not the final authority on benzodiazepines. I have seen a doctor with very high credentials, won't go into all of it but he was the chairman of the task force on Benzodiazepines, a study coducted by the APA several years ago and he recommends that I stay on the small dose of benzo I am currently on. He has written many many articles and textbooks and no he is not the final authority either. So, none of us can judge what an individual on this forum "needs" that would be ridiculous. We can say "in general the benzos should not be prescribed for life" or the "SSRI may be needed for life" but not in specific cases and there are many people on this forum who are not the run of the mill. That's all I am saying.

> I was at that group some years ago. The person you are referring to is Ray Nimmo [?]. When I joined (I think it was 2001 or 2002) there was no such pledging to the belief that demonic forces of evil are responsible for benzos, as a condition of joining the group. Things must have changed considerably. Are you sure you are not referring to somebody who had suffered withdrawals and posted that as a hyperbole?
> Also, I don't want to mention names, but I know some professionals who also believe that benzos can be addictive and are not necessarily needed for long-term treatment, as anxiety can be transient or circumstantial. In some cases, they are due to medical conditions and in most, i would say it is a side-effects of antidepressants. This last one does require long-term adjunct treatment.
> Squiggles




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