Originally Posted by benzo_free_now
Maisie is absolutely correct. Subutex or suboxone does NOTHING for benzo detox. Ativan has a short half life, second only to xanax. The best home detox from fast acting benzos is actually switching over to a benzo like valium with the longest half life. 5mg per day is too much ativan. Your friend needs to do something about this. I was on benzos for over 25 years. It nearly killed me when I finally got off. It's a very serious detox. I was taking lots more than your friend is but she needs to deal with this now.
The premier authority on this subject I know of is Dr Helen Ashton. You can google The Ashton Manual, The Ashton Method or you can go to www.benzo.org.uk. Dr Ashton's manual can actually be downloaded from that web site. And I guarantee you that if your friend does this detox properly it will take her longer than 28 days to be over this.
I would approach your friend's dr with the Ashton method for benzo detox as she would require medication. If the dr looks at Dr Ashton's credentials and the manual itself I can't imagine them refusing it. Very few drs know diddly about detoxing properly from benzos. I'm not joking around, it's a very serious detox. Benzo w/d can cause seizures, electric shock syndrome, all kinds of NASTY and dangerous side effects. God bless.
I am not a dr. My statements are based on years of experience and related education. Consult with the professional of your choice regarding matters of concern.