Ian Singleton talks about the withdrawal process

Ian Singleton withdrew from a benzodiazepine in the 1980s and has spent his career since then working for the Bristol Tranquilliser Project, where he has helped thousands of people get through the withdrawal process.  In this interview he answers some frequently asked questions.


6 Responses to Ian Singleton talks about the withdrawal process

  1. jackie rodgers 22/08/2016 at 2:36 pm #

    hi I was on colozepam for 8 months before I was switched over to diazepam and tapered from there. I am currently at 0.24 and am afraid to jump. also having suicidal thoughts and fear. any advice? thanks

    • Lynn 26/09/2016 at 12:24 pm #

      Keep going
      Reducing same amount a very small amount say every two weeks and stick to it…
      I will get there. Promise! X

  2. Heidi Rock 22/11/2018 at 10:50 pm #

    I know that my page really needs a lot of work. And I will get to it. However I’m scared…been on every benzo there is for many years and I am starting my tapering with the support of no one. I need some kind of help, information, and I don’t know where to turn.
    Heidi Rock

  3. cindy jones 15/03/2019 at 10:26 pm #

    does anyone know why the pharmaceutical companies use silicon dioxide please? Is it retained in the body?

  4. Stephen Bailey 23/09/2019 at 1:01 am #

    I CTD 4th time End December 1990.
    It became Totally Horrendous, was sent to Psych Ward, after a few months & Polly Drugged.
    This was Brain & CNS Damage, attributed by over 25 years Benzo’s, Anti Deps, Lithium & Neuroleptics.
    I CTD again in October 1993. I woke up On Christmas Morning December 1993, felt like a 10 Tonne Weight.
    Don’t know how I even managed to get out of bed & try wash & dress. I had to try to walk to my car, approx 500 yards from my flat & drive to my folks home. I sat in a chair & felt so so bad & could not even open my presents.
    I stayed at my folks for 7 months & still had not managed to open the presents, I had last Christmas.
    I was totally Brain Dead & Lobotomised.
    I had a Drug Counsellor call on my folks home, for a few months, I was usually on the floor, writhing in Pain & Distress.
    He made me drive 10 miles to Stratford on Avon on Friday mornings, out of my mind. No body did anything. I just tried to walk around for hours, thinking “I am going to have to kill myself, I cannot go on like this”.
    My 6th CT was End January 1996, I also had my Mercury Amalgams Extracted in a 4 Hour Operation, June 1996.
    When I came to, I was in an even worse state. My father drove me back to his home & I spent 7 Months in bed.
    No Strength, in Immense agonies, Mentally, Physically, Emotionally & Spiritually.
    It’s now over 23 years off all Meds, apart from 4 Weeks of Citalopram 5 years ago.
    I am Permanently Damaged. My life is sheer Hell. Thank You Drs & Big Pharma.
    Stephen Bailey 61. A Life in a Human Torture Chamber.
    Where every MORTAL THING / Movement / Task, is tantamount to the Worst Human Torture.

    • Latisha Harris 05/05/2022 at 2:28 pm #

      I just want to hug you.

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