The problem of benzo withdrawal is greatly increased because of the lack of understanding about it; the crucial component of understanding is information.

The single best benzo resource, on-line or off-, is Ray Nimmo’s site, Virtually everything that is known on the subject of benzodiazepine dependency and recovery may be found there:

The full text of Professor C. Heather Ashton’s seminal book, Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How To Withdraw, is available at, where it can be read on-line, downloaded, or printed from computer:

Or, a bound hard copy may be purchased for a $15 donation:

Prof. Ashton's paper, Reasons for a Diazepam (Valium) Taper, of great value in convincing doctors of the necessity of a slow taper, may be found at:

Benzo mailing list and bulletin board groups on the Internet:

Geraldine Burns' excellent site for learning non-drug methods of dealing with anxiety:

On-line games, helpful for exercising the mind to overcome cognitive difficulties:

Articles by Peter R. Breggin, M.D.:
    Behavioral Effects of Benzodiazepines
    Withdrawal Reactions from Benzodiazepines
    Brain-Disabling Effects of Benzodiazepines
    Excerpts from Toxic Psychiatry

Benzo resources on-line:
    BCNC in the U.K.
    TRANX in Australia
    Benzo information
    The Benzo Awareness Network
    Killer Pill Research
    Drug Abuse Help
    Tranquilzers in the News
    Addiction by Prescription
    Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome
    Protracted Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
    The Truth about Tranquilizers