Recovery and Renewal

Recovery and Renewal

Your Essential Guide to Overcoming Dependency and Withdrawal From Sleeping Pills, Other 'benzo' Tranquillisers and Antidepressants

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Jessica Kingsley Pub
A courageous, supportive and complete guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency, this book provides everything you need to know, from how to recognise symptoms to how to make steps towards recovery. With the author's personal experience of dependency as a backdrop, it also includes advice for family, friends and health professionals.
This easy-to-read, inspirational and supportive guide is essential reading for anyone struggling to overcome prescription drug dependency. Drawn from the author's personal knowledge of coming off benzodiazepine tranquillisers and her experience as a counsellor, this book explores everything you need to know before, during and after withdrawal, from how to recognise the symptoms to how to manage them and make firm steps towards recovery. With a focus on recovery and empowerment, it provides all the practical and emotional support needed to help you cope and regain control.This book will be a lifeline for anyone taking or withdrawing from sleeping pills, other benzodiazepine tranquillisers and antidepressants. It will also equip family and friends to offer support and provide counsellors, psychotherapists, complementary therapists and other health professionals with invaluable insight critical to providing best care.

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Fredrick, a counselor who gives speeches and workshops on recovery, hope, and empowerment, draws on her experiences with withdrawal and her work supporting others to offer a guide to overcoming prescription drug dependency and withdrawal, focusing on coping and managing symptoms. She describes how antidepressants, sleeping pills, and other benzodiazepenes work; the basics of going off of them; withdrawal symptoms; managing psychological symptoms; acute, post-acute, and protracted withdrawal; coping tools; stimulants, supplements, and dietary modifications; supporting someone in withdrawal; suicidal ideation; tips for counselors and doctors; employment and debt issues; recovery; closure; moving on; and success stories. Annotation ©2014 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2014
Edition: Revised edition
ISBN: 9781849055345
Branch Call Number: 615.782 FREDE
Characteristics: 202 pages ; 23 cm
Notes: Published in 2010 as: Benzo-wise


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