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Without you I would not have been able to do this on my own.  I can start living again.

" Oh, what a celebration.  I’ve completed the tapering of Klonopin.  I took it for 10 years, 2 mg. at night for sleep.  Had I only known what type of drug this was I never would have ever taken it.  It’s unfortunate that, from my understanding, prescribing physicians do not tell their patients that this, and other benzodiazepine drugs, should not be taken longer than 14 days, 28 max.


Empowering Others Through Experience.

From the moment I began, Pont of Return (POR) welcomed me as a family member and supported every step of the way. With their assistance, I completed four tapers including Zoloft, Klonopin, Travacor and Seroquel. In my lifetime, I will never be able to say thank you to the POR experts enough. They truly poured their hearts and souls into helping me become med free.

- Suzy Clonazepam Success Story

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SUZY's CLONAZEPAM withdrawal success story

In 2001, I began to experience anxiety for the first time. I suffered panic attacks, waking with my heart pounding out of my chest and crying spells that I couldn’t explain. I was desperate and afraid. Saliva testing that I had done with a chiropractor who specialized in female hormones showed that I was experiencing estrogen dominance, and I knew that was part of the problem. However, the primary care doctor and OB/Gyn I met with at the time told me that the saliva tests I had done were unreliable. They refused to do any testing and insisted that I had a chemical imbalance. I was told that I would need to be on medication for the rest of my life. When I finally took the anti-depressant, Serzone, they had prescribed, I could not sleep for weeks. Later, the benzodiazepine, Klonopin, was added to help. I had no idea at the time what I was getting myself into.

Over the next 13 years, taking meds along with regular visits to the psychiatrist became part of my life, because I had learned that just stopping them wasn’t an option. But, in 2014, I decided I was ready to make a change. My husband and I moved to a new city for his work, and I took time off as an elementary school teacher to focus on my health. I researched a plan to slowly taper my medications on my own. For the first six months, things were going well, but then they quickly turned. Ultimately, I ended up in a psychiatric hospital to try to stabilize. I came out 12 days later layered in meds. I felt like a zombie; my brain and my heart felt completely cut off from one another. I was no longer myself. For the next couple of years, I did everything I could to survive, but outpatient care, group therapy, and alternative care practitioners could do nothing to lift the deep fog and turmoil I was living under.

One evening just after Christmas, I googled "how to taper medications".  The website address came up for Point of Return (POR). I eagerly read the testimonials. That night, at bedtime, I quickly called the toll-free number before losing my nerve. Despite the holidays, Alesandra called me the next day. At the time my cognition was extremely compromised to the extent that I cannot remember the details of that first call, but I now know that it was one that truly saved my life. What I do remember was that Alesandra told me that her program would help me taper the meds safely, and she assured me that the deep loss of connection I was experiencing was due to the medications. For the first time in a long while, I experienced a sense of hope that I could get my life back.

The way that the truly caring and compassionate people at Point of Return helped me was nothing short of amazing. It became clear to me that they were experts, and I learned to trust them immediately. I submitted a list of supplements that I had been taking in addition to my meds, many of which well-meaning practitioners had added to try to help me feel better. The POR team advised me concerning the supplements that were interacting with my meds, and they directed me to safely taper those before I could begin tapering my meds. The Point of Return Interaction guide also pointed out foods, herbs and other items that I should avoid. At that time, POR informed me that a supplement I had been given called Travacor contained an ingredient that acted similar to a benzo, and it would have to be tapered over a longer period as well. Very thankfully, during my second med taper, the Point of Return experts got word that the formulation of Travacor that I was taking was about to be taken off the market. They worked with me as I procured enough of the supplement to begin a slow, compounded taper right away. If Point of Return had not been keenly aware of this change, my health would have been in jeopardy, but instead, because of their dedication to knowing everything about these meds and supplements, I was able to slowly and safely taper off Travacor.

From the moment I began POR welcomed me as a family member and supported every step of the way. With their assistance, I completed four tapers including Zoloft, Klonopin, Travacor and Seroquel. In my lifetime, I will never be able to say thank you to the POR experts enough. They truly poured their hearts and souls into helping me become med free.

Alesandra was always so gracious to answer my questions and my concerns. Her understanding and kindness always put my mind at ease. Andrea took the time to share with me, listening and offering advice when I most needed it. She monitored my progress carefully and helped me adjust my taper schedule as needed so that I could be successful. Terry was always quick to offer sound advice about how to exercise carefully on my journey off meds, and he made the effort to make sure I received my Point of Return nutraceuticals with care.

The Point of Return nutraceuticals worked tremendously and made it so that I could function during my taper. I could not have made it through the daily (sometimes hourly) challenges without them. Most people who saw me from day to day (even my mother) said that they would have never guessed that I was going through so much, but I was able to keep going because my brain and my body were so well nourished.

I would not be in this place if it weren’t for the absolute Angels on Earth at Point of Return. They have given me the opportunity to create this new life for myself and my family, and I am forever grateful.

I became active on the POR forum very early in my journey, and my friends there became my lifeline as well. There are very few people in this world who understand what it’s like to be unintentionally addicted to these meds and so easily trapped by what they do to the brain and the body. I will be forever grateful to my forum mentors. Each one of them kept things real and encouraged me to persist especially with the ups and downs of tapering. Athena helped me find laughter during a time when it was difficult to discover. Karole intelligently guided me in healing what I could with diet, sleep hygiene, daily exercise and other modalities. This made a notable difference in my ability to taper successfully. Elisa-Ruth ministered to me in many ways, especially helping me to cling to God’s promises as I struggled to feel Him near-by.

When I was tapering, there were times that I looked longingly at pictures of myself from the past. At the time it seemed like all I wanted was to go back and be that happy person who loved life and felt so in love and connected to my husband, my family, my friends and my Lord. Now when I look at those pictures, I don’t want to be that person, because “she” was on meds through no fault of her own. Instead, as I work through my healing, I deeply appreciate my freedom from these drugs, and I am learning how to love myself and be happy in ways that I never imagined. I would not be in this place if it weren’t for the absolute Angels on Earth at Point of Return. They have given me the opportunity to create this new life for myself and my family, and I am forever grateful. They will ALWAYS have a very special place in my prayers and in my heart.


Suzy's clonazepam withdrawal taper success story



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.

Point of Return has created an At-Home Tapering Program to help those interested in tapering off BENZODIAZEPINES.  LEARN MORE...

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  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!


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's Nutraceauticals are wonderful, (RELAX, SLEEP, MOOD & SUPPORT), to support our bodies and brains 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 Clonazepam. I could not have done it without POR.

I have completely finished my taper of Clonazepam. 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!

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I have my life back. I have my health back and I have my sanity back.

Shortly after giving birth to my daughter, I began suffering from severe insomnia. Out of absolute desperation, I started taking Trazodone and later added Klonopin, among several other sleep supplements. When my sleep finally returned to normal, I tried getting off the meds. I went to 4 different psychiatrists for help, and every one of them wanted to put me on more harmful drugs to help me get off of the ones I was already on.

I knew my body couldn’t handle any more medications, as I was already having horrible side effects from the current ones. Reluctantly, I followed their advice and I ended up on a roller coaster with more terrifying bouts of insomnia, anxiety and crippling withdrawal symptoms. It was one of the darkest times in my life. During this time, I found POINT OF RETURN. After my very first phone call, I knew I had found the right place. Not only had they been through similar experiences themselves, but they were extremely knowledgeable about the complex interactions between medications and supplements. They provided me with detailed instructions and support to get off of EVERYTHING naturally and safely. It has been six months since I took my last med. I have my life back. I have my health back and I have my sanity back. I owe all of this to POINT OF RETURN, and I highly recommend their program to anyone struggling with drug dependency and addiction. 

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Our Clonazepam at-home weaning program combines a slow Clonazepam taper with a powerful holistic approach to minimizing benzo withdrawal symptoms.  This allows you to step down gently from Clonazepam under the guidance of Our Team, Your Physician, and Pharmacist.  Our Pre-taper is necessary to help provide relief. You do not taper Clonazepam until you are feeling better.  Our nonprofit has been helping people all over the world to escape Clonazepam and benzodiazepine dependence for years.  You are not alone through the process.*

Our areas of expertise are Antidepressants, Benzodiazepines, Sleeping Pills and Painkillers on a case-by-case basis.  Our innovative approach to benzodiazepine tapering encompasses a holistic method to empower you on your path to recovery. Don't Wean Clonazepam alone, work with us.*



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