Benzodiacepine detoxification

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What is the best and least harmful way to come down from benzo depdence without rehab or detox? Say the person has been taking for about 2 weeks now, more than 4mg a day. Thank you for the info.

 

 

The best strategy is planning a gradual discontinuation schedule in 6-12 weeks. It is possible to reduce your  withdrawal symptoms by tapering the drug in small increments over a long period of time, letting your body adjust to each taper before tapering down again and not dropping off completely until you are down to a minimal dosage. Sometimes it is necessary a transition to other benzodiazepines that are eliminated more slowly from the body such as diazepam (Valium), clonazepam (Klonopin), or chlordiazepoxide (Librium). It is also important to know what is the benzo you have been using…there are very important differences and it is not the same 4 mg of tetrazepam than 4 mg of alprazolam…

 

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