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A 63-year-old female asked:

Help with unintentional benzodiazepine addiction? can't find dr who knows anything about slow taper. the ashton manuel? anyone?

4 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
Addiction Medicine: An addiction medicine doctor can help you. Many of these are psychiatrists, but some are also family physicians, internists, and others. You can check with the american society of addiction medicine to find the doctor nearest you: http://community.Asam.Org/search/default.Asp?M=basic good luck.
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 35 years experience
donot do this alone: The first part to dealing with addiction is accepting there is a problem. So you are aware this is the big step. Benzo addiction is very difficult withdrawal is very prolonged and difficult to manage you need someone to help you. Do this with professional help. There are researched products by biotics called phenitropic is beta-phenyl-gamma-aminobutyric acid, which is a derivative of gaba.
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
See below : Your best bet is to contact the american society of addiction medicine for a specialist near you. Beware, most addiction specialists do not have a lot of experience with this.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 43 years experience
As I included in my answer previously, the link to search for ASAM specialists is: http://community.asam.org/search/default.asp?m=basic Maybe this will make a suitable addiction medicine physician a little easier to find.
Dec 16, 2012
Dr. Imad Khreim
Psychiatry 40 years experience
Withdrawal anxiety: Many psychiatrists who treat anxiety disorders are familiar and experienced with outpatient based weaning off benzos. Coming of , even very slowly , can be associated with resurfacing if anxiety symptoms, so quite often we use other non benzo medications to make the landing softer.

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