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Benzo Withdrawal Success Stories

Do you want to get off benzos? Searching for a Benzo Withdrawal program that really works?

Here are just a few of the many benzo withdrawal success stories from people who have used Point of Return's benzo withdrawal program to taper off benzos.



ChritinaE-benzo-Withdrawal-Success-Stories Have you ever noticed something? When you walk through storms in your life and are put "through the fire", God doesn't leave you alone and to fend for yourself. As a matter of fact, He is so good that as you come through those trials, you can look back and notice something without a shadow of a doubt...God was orchestrating your every step. Not only that, you notice how He has divinely and purposefully placed key people in your path to help you walk through your storm. And it's by no accident or coincidence that these key people have already walked the same path ahead of you and know exactly how to help.

One year ago, I was in the darkest time of my entire life...I was spiraling downward, (physically, mentally & emotionally). Because of an unknown, underlying health issue, (of which I have recently learned about), I suddenly developed severe insomnia. I would go periods of four and five nights with zero sleep. It was like a light switch had been flipped and I totally did not understand it...nor was I prepared for it. Feeling desperate and against my better judgement, I was scared into getting on one prescription medication after another to try and "break this cycle", (that's how my Dr. convinced me to take anxiety and sleeping pills). My insomnia and anxiety only worsened. So now, I not only couldn't sleep, I now had another problem...I was on medications that I could not come off of. The very things that were supposed to help me were now making everything more complicated and only adding to my stress, fear, anxiety and insomnia, (which is what they do by their very nature). By the way, doctors don't tell you this most of the time nor give you an exit plan for these prescriptions. Now, before we go any further let me interject something. I don't like the term 'addict' or 'addicted'. Let me explain my case and others' by coining a phrase here: "You're not an addict, 'by choice', you become dependent,'by force'." The very nature and chemical structure of these prescription meds force your brain to become chemically dependent on them. Therefore many innocent folks are wrongly judged and labeled as "drug addict". So, I was taking several prescription medications and instead of getting better, my world grew darker by the day. I even made an appointment with my Dr. to discuss coming off my medications. I was assured that I could do this with no issues or problems. Wrong. I dangerously cold turkey'd several of these meds and endured some of the most horrible side effects and withdrawal symptoms. I had stopped all but one. This particular benzodiazepine medication, (Klonopin or by the generic name, Clonazepam), had such a sinister grip on me that even when I tried tapering slowly, the withdrawals and side-effects were literally 'hell on earth'. I had never experienced anything physically or mentally like this. The insomnia continued and thoughts were entering my mind that I know were straight from the enemy of my soul. Hope was fading. I was left questioning, "How in the world did I get to this point?" Where I found myself was against everything I was about. I had scoured the Internet for help but always came up short. Any help organizations I found always included getting on other drugs to taper from the drug I was on. I didn't want to create more problems, so I would move and keep searching... The September morning that I found POINT OF RETURN, I do believe that I was being guided by an unseen hand. On that morning that I 'just so happen' to find POR, the previous night had been one of the most desperate of my journey. My husband and I had literally been up all night long, crying out to Jesus for help.

Let me pause right here and preface this next amazing account, (a God thing), with a little backstory tidbit: A few months earlier, my husband had downloaded a song to my phone called, "Jesus, Heal Me" by Christian music artist, Carman Licciardello. Now, this song has a beautiful 4-bar piano intro and then Carman half sings/half speaks the words, "The Spirit of the Lord is here to heal...". The song continues and he begins to sing, (keep this in mind as we continue).

Back to my story...

So, Channing and I had been pleading to the Lord throughout the night for help. I got up from the couch where I was lying to go to the restroom. Using the flashlight on my phone to navigate through the dark room, as I reached the couch, I went to turn the light off on my phone. As I did, the Carman song started playing...but not as you'd think. Remember that beautiful piano introduction I mentioned? Well, miraculously it skipped that 12 second intro and started playing at the moment Carman's voice begins to speak. So, out into the atmosphere, with no introduction, we loudly hear this proclamation, "The Spirit of the Lord is here to heal". Then boom and just like that, it shuts off! A divine phenomenon had taken place and my husband and I both could sense it. We were stunned. Things were about to shift. My situation was about to change. Throughout this whole process my trust in God never wavered. My faith continued to grow as I felt He would somehow see me through. I got up from the couch and began to search online again for help. I was looking for a glimmer of hope in tapering safely from this dangerous medication that was wreaking havoc on my life. Suddenly 'POINT OF RETURN' (POR) popped up in my search window. Why had I not been able to find it thus far? I look back and realize that it was all in God Almighty's divine timing.

I read the testimonies on the site and began to weep with joy. Point of Return Co-Founder, Alesandra Rain's story especially hit home with me. Channing had finally fallen asleep, (around 6am), I went to wake him up. He was used to me waking him while crying, but this time I explained that these were tears of hope and joy. I kept exclaiming that I believed that I had found the help I so desperately needed! My husband called before POR office hours and left a message for someone to call him back.

Within a few minutes, Channing's phone rang and the sweetest voice on the other end began to speak through the phone's speaker...it was Alesandra Rain, (POR Co-Founder and Fox News Drug Expert). For the first time since June of 2016, (it was now September of 2016), I could see a dim light breaking through the darkness that had engulfed me. Channing explained to Alesandra that we felt that it was by a divine appointment that we had found her organization, POINT OF RETURN. Alesandra went on to tell us that she was not even supposed to come into work that day. You see, a hurricane was just hours from hitting the town where POR is located, (near Charleston, SC). She had come in just to 'baton down the hatches' at the office and then go bug-in at home before the hurricane arrived. It was then that she found Channing's message and she immediately called back.

Alesandra put us at ease and ensured us that she had no doubt I would make it through this. She was here to help and promised she would walk through this with us every step of the way...and she has. Because of her own story of surviving the unimaginable, Alesandra has arrived at her God-ordained purpose and destiny. Through this, she has become my dear, sweet friend. She has tirelessly and patiently helped me navigate these unchartered waters in my life...not only me, so many others as well. Alesandra, Andrea and Terry and their amazing staff are helping and mentoring countless souls around the world to break the chains of harmful medication dependency.

If you or a loved one need help in this area, please contact, POINT OF RETURN. Extended use of medications are harmful to our bodies, (especially Benzodiazepines such as Klonopin, Lorazepam, Xanax, etc). These meds are especially harmful to our brains. POINT OF RETURN has meticulously overseen the formulation of their wonderful Nutraceauticals, (RELAX, SLEEP, MOOD & SUPPORT), to help our bodies and brains recover from these dangerous chemicals. For an amazing, inspirational story of devastating loss and then triumph, you need to go to Amazon or Barnes & Noble online and pick up a copy of POR Co-Founder, Alesandra Rain's true account of her life, (Deeds Of Trust by Alesandra Rain). Once you read it, you'll understand why I often say, "If Alesandra can get through that, then surely I can get through this". She is a living miracle and truly a gift. When you read her story, it will give you hope and courage to get through whatever it is you're walking through!

Since September of 2016, Alesandra has had me slowly tapering, through the Point of Return Withdrawal Program. I would hate to know where I'd be without POINT OF RETURN. As of August of 2017, I have completely finished my taper of Klonopin. I could not have done it without POR.

I know and realize now more than ever that with my story, and Alesandra's story, that your pain becomes your purpose and God will use it to lead you to your destiny. Amen. I'm so thankful for Alesandra, she's a gift, a treasure and my hero...the strongest woman I know! Point Of Return has given me my life back!

Christina E. (Georgia) KLONOPIN/CLONAZEPAM


EricS-benzo-Withdrawal-Success-Stories I just wanted to thank Point of Return and tell my story in hopes it will help others.  I started taking Temazapam in 2010 I had severe health issues, Colon Cancer, and severe neck issues.  I knew that with taking Benzos there was no free lunch but I had to sleep. It started out fine, I was sleeping 6-7 hours with the medicine. Fast forward to May of 2015, I was sleeping 2-3 hours if I was lucky. I was somewhat in panic mode realizing my sleep situation was a disaster.

So the only option I had was to do a detox/rehab 14 day program. The more research I did on that the only positive was insurance covered 14 days. The problem was the program made little sense and people who did that said if you had taken benzos for any length of time the 14 day program was torturous and ineffective so I ruled that out. 

As I got more desperate I looked into some programs in Utah, they looked effective but probably 6-9 months stay in my situation and $200-400 thousand out of pocket with no help from insurance so I ruled that out. So my third and best option was Point of return. I started in May of 2015 and did a ten month taper (finished the end of February 2016).  I am now sleeping 5-7 hours naturally as of April 2016.

I can't say enough about point of Return and the people that helped me (Andrea, Alesandra and Terry), extremely knowledgeable, friendly and professional. I followed there program and with magnificent results. I have continued to call them and get helpful advice even after the weaning. I did thorough research on my options and considered Point of Return the most knowledgeable and cost effective of all the choices.

Eric S. (California) Temazepam


KarinT-benzo-Withdrawal-Success-Stories My psychiatric drug story began in 1995. I was diagnosed with “major depression and anxiety” and prescribed Thaden for insomnia and Xanax for panic attacks, the latter to be taken on an as-needed basis. I was told I would need to be on medication for the rest of my life. The Thaden worked so well, I hardly needed to take any of the Xanax. I slept like clockwork for 7,5 hours each night. Panic attacks became a thing of the past. Fast forward to 2003 and I was doing fine. My new doctor worked out a great taper for me. I tapered off 150mg Thaden in a few months with no problems.

Two years later, the nightmare began. In October 2005 I was offered a great promotion at work. Immediately insomnia reared its ugly head again and panic set in. I started taking small amounts of Xanax each night. By July 2007 I was up to 3mg Xanax a night but it wasn’t helping at all. By the end of January 2008, I could hardly walk from exhaustion. People that I knew no longer recognized me. I realized that I could not carry on. I stayed home the whole of February and in late March, desperate to get well and return to my job, I decided it was time to stop taking the Xanax. Not having a clue as to the dangers of benzodiazepines, I stopped taking the Xanax cold turkey. I went into full blown acute benzo withdrawal within 36 hours. I was violently ill. I had numerous nausea attacks over the next 2 months, some of them lasting up to 8 hours. I was skin and bones, a physical and emotional wreck. In my appalling state, I managed to find some information on the internet. I had almost every benzo withdrawal symptom in the book. I knew I had to taper slowly, but I had no idea how slowly. I reinstated to the original dose and did tablet cuts and weaned myself off Xanax in about 6 months. Years went by and very little healing took place. The biggest problem was still insomnia. Over the years I tried every supplement I thought may help. I also tried a benzo and anti-depressant recovery programme being promoted by my local health shop. A lot of money was spent trying to find something that would help.

Since 2011 I have seen at least 8 doctors and have tried Mirtazapine, Ambien, Valdoxan, and Thaden for a third time. Nothing and nobody seemed to be able to help or understand the real problem. Fast forward to early 2016 and I decided that my psychiatric drug nightmare had to end. I started a long wean off Thaden. When I reached 50mg in January 2017, I ran into big problems. I found the Point of Return website and took the bull by the horns and bought their programme. The service was unsurpassed. My products arrived in record time, all the way to South Africa from the United States. I looked at them fearfully for a week. I was too scared to start with them in case they did not work and hopes would be dashed again. I was also extremely fearful that there would be side effects, as there had been with everything else I tried. I found the courage to try the Support, just one small teaspoon in the morning. The next morning I was incredulous. I had just had the first peaceful night in over a decade and could feel an enormous improvement! That was the first time in 12 years that I felt any hope whatsoever. Within a week I was sleeping up to 8 hours some nights. It was broken sleep, but it was sleep. I was overjoyed. I was blown away by the caring people at Point of Return. I was and still am tearful after every contact I have with them. This has been such a long and lonely journey and I am not used to being communicated with such compassion, kindness and care. Through this testimonial I would also like to thank the geniuses who put these products together. You have saved my life and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. My Thaden taper is complete and I have been Thaden free for nearly 2 weeks now. It is going well. I feel so incredibly free and happy.

In August 2017 I was tested for heavy metal poisoning. My test results revealed that I have bad mercury and lead poisoning, and also cadmium and nickel levels that are too high. It is now October 2017 I’ve just had all my amalgams removed. Soon the next stage of healing will take place – heavy metal chelation. I’m not looking forward to it, but it must be done.

Most importantly though, the reason for wanting to write this testimonial is to let others know that healing is possible. A life free from psychiatric medication is possible. In addition to receiving these amazing, healing products, you will receive excellent service, excellent advice and guidance, unsurpassed emotional support, and compassion and kindness from people that really understand what you are going through. My only regret is that I did not get these products years earlier. I would have saved myself so much suffering. But I’m trying very hard to look forward now. Thank you to everyone at Point of Return for saving my life!

Karin (South Africa) THADEN

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