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In this Boston Globe article Globe Correspondent Jeremy C. Fox covers a young woman’s case of prescribed benzodiazepine protracted withdraw syndrome. In this piece Fox interviews BIC board member Dr. Berry about safer benzodiazepine cessation:

Berry recommends that those who have become dependent reduce their doses gradually over a six-month period before they cease using the medication, but some doctors advise patients to stop taking the drugs over just a few weeks, he said.

Even a six-month tapering process isn’t sufficient for some, according to Berry. For a small percentage, it can take years for withdrawal symptoms to recede.

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