The Ashton Manual

The Ashton Manual

Benzodiazepines -

How They Work and How to Withdraw

By Professor C Heather Ashton

Updated January 2007


This manual contains information about the effects that benzodiazepines have on the brain and body and how these actions are exerted.

Detailed suggestions on how to withdraw after long-term use and individual tapering schedules for different benzodiazepines are provided.

Withdrawal symptoms, acute and protracted, are described along with an explanation of why they may occur and how to cope with them.

Professor Heather Ashton

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