I have been taking xanex for 3 months and have a severe drinking problem. I need to know how long it will take to benzo's to get out of my system. I'm really trying to seek help and can't get it. Please I need truthful answers. :(
A truthful answer follows; AA turns no one down, and they can lead you to many resources that can help you. Sobriety is a life-long endeavor, it takes time for us to get tangled up in our addictions, therefor it also takes time, patience, fellowship, hard work, a desire to improve and ultimately a willingness to help others in the same boat. So, if you're seeking help and "can't get it" change where you seek, there is help and hope for you if it's really what you want. Hope this helps.
Hi, where in the world do you live? I'm in the UK and have been through the same problems you are battling. I was lucky enough to get in to rehab in South Africa while i was there at the end of December 2010. It was great, but i wasn't there long enough - the fact that Christmas was approaching and lack of funds forced me to come home after only 2 weeks. It was so good for me though, and given the chance i would love to go back for like 4 weeks or something? Now in the UK i am about to start a 5 day detox, and then the challenge of staying sober after ridding my system of any alcohol or opiates. I have a good team working around me (finally!), my doctor, psychiatrist and psychologist are all working together to get me 'better'. What kind of support base do you have?
I thank you for your compassionate understanding, seemingly first hand, of Hugo's problems. Bless you for your kindness.
My mind has opened up to what my brother went thru... he never told me.
Peace, compassion and kind understanding flying atcha balba ...
Hello hugo253. You will need to taper off from your Xanax ever so carefully. The possibilty of a seizure is very high when stopping the benzodiazepines. I went through detox some years ago for Xanax and suffered a seizure and I was given phenobarbital to prevent just that to prevent seizure(s). It cost me my ability to talk. I had to go through speech therapy to relearn how to speak again and I still after all these years, have a noticeable speech impairment. I would be very carefull in regards to stopping both at the same time as your system might go into overload. Regards pledge
We're all glad your here too Hugo253
I have just made my 10 yrs. Of sobriety with the consent help and compassion of AA, family and friends like the ones you will continue to find here. Not to mention hard work and the desire to stay clean and free no matter what! Much more rewarding than the next fix... Good Luck Hugo... stay smart, stay strong... we're right behind you!!:)
I wish you the best Hugo - and please take your detox slowly - and monitored by a doctor if at all possible. I go to Overeaters Anonymous (the one area where addiction is legal - food). I find lots of love and understanding there. I get it that things would be easier in rehab, but be sure to have a Plan B in case rehab doesn't work out. All the best - ElizaJane
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