About "Worse Than Heroin"

This a true story.  The author is one of millions upon millions of people who are, will be, or have been addicted to a classification of drugs know as benzodiazepines (benzos).  It is the largest single addiction problem on planet Earth.  Benzos, commonly know as tranquillizers, are legal.  Their effects are ghastly.

   
      If you live in Western society, where bioremediation of illness is worshipped, where we teach our children that popping pills will make you well, it is an almost certainty that either you, a family member or friend is taking one or more benzos. 

 

     The most commonly prescribed benzos are Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin and even the father of current day benzos, Valium.  Known by there respective generic names as Alprazolam, Lorazepam, Clonazepam, and Diazepam, these drugs are secretly destroying lives.  Ambien and Lunesta, while not technically benzos, act in a similar manner.

 

     As you read this book, please remember that it is the story of one strong-willed person, not a criminal, with no psychiatric history of any kind, a non-smoker and non-drinker, who found himself addicted to a benzodiazepine, a legal drug.  Remember, too, that there are many others who are in full knowledge of this enemy and who are at this very moment fighting the fight of their lives, waging a battle against this legal addiction.  There are likely millions more who are symptomatic in some way and do not know what is wrong with them, and still millions who are essentially a ticking time bomb, as it is just a matter of time before their addiction surfaces.