‘Recovery and Renewal’ Book

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Dependency and withdrawal reactions are common with long-term use of sleeping pills, other benzodiazepine tranquillisers and antidepressants, and inadequate information and approaches can result in more intense, challenging experiences when discontinuing them. This useful, insightful and incredibly courageous book delivers everything you need to know before, during and after.

The author integrates her personal withdrawal experience with her counselling background and helpline work to provide an easy to read, practical and comprehensive guide, which includes invaluable information on how to manage symptoms, tips for counsellors, doctors and other carers, success stories from recovered ex-users, an A to Z of symptoms and a resources guide.

It is also recommended for family, friends, professionals and other carers who will better understand the experience and will be well equipped to give support. Doctors, counsellors, rehabilitation staff, recovery and mental health organisations will gain invaluable insight critical to providing best care.

Recovery and Renewal is regarded as a ‘lifeline’ and readers are inspired by the author’s courage and determination. It gives all the validation needed to eliminate the stress that doubts and uncertainty of what is taking place may bring, and does so with the reassuring feeling of one’s hand gently being held.


Review by Professor C. Heather Ashton:

“This book gives warm-hearted understanding and practical advice about benzodiazepine and antidepressant dependence and withdrawal. It is based on personal experience, since the author has herself been through withdrawal. She is an experienced counsellor who has already helped many others through her support group, Recovery Road; this new edition will extend her proved success and will be a help to many others.”

Professor C Heather Ashton, DM, FRCP

Clinical Psychopharmacologist and the UK’s leading expert on benzodiazepines




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Norwegian Medical Association Review



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