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minwolves: Hi. Any doctors in Minnesota who use Ashton Manual for tapering?


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Hello. I have to taper off alprazolam and I am looking everywhere for a doctor or treatment center that uses the Ashton Method/Manual for tapering off. Can anyone please tell me of a doctor or clinic they know of that can help me in Minnesota? If it's a treatment center, I will even travel out of state, it's so hard for me to find a doctor that will use this method. Thank you to anyone who can help!

6mg tapered to 4mg, four years ago.


4mg taper to Valium stated around April 17'


Current dose: Ashton Method currently crossing - 3mg Xanax. 20mg Valium all at once, 1 time at night.

Also taking 15mg remeron before bed one time. Started February 17'



Magnesium l-theronate powder in water 2x 200mg a day also know as "Optimag Nuero"

L theanine 100mg 2x day

Vitamin D small dose

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Hi minwolves, and welcome to SA,


This site exists because very few doctors know how to taper people off psychiatric drugs.  SA has a Members-only benzo forum with knowledgeable and supportive mods who can help you do a careful taper off your drug/s.


Please create a drug signature Create Your Signature.  Please include details for the last 12-18 months of  all drugs, dates, doses and discontinuations & reinstatements.  If you can't remember dates, please write it as "early March" or "mid-August".  Please provide a summary of any drugs prior to that which can just be listed with start and stop years. Please include all prescription, non-prescription drugs and supplements you are currently taking. Phone Instructions:  Withdrawal History Signature. Please also remember to update it with date and dose whenever make a change so that it remains current. Thank you.


SA recommends a taper of no more than 10% of the previous dose followed by a hold of about 4 weeks to allow your brain to adapt to not getting as much of the drug.  Please have a read of the following links:


Before you begin tapering what you need to know


Why taper by 10% of my dosage?


These really helped me to understand SA's recommendations:


Brain Remodelling

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  MISSION ACCOMPLISHED:    (6 year taper)      0mg Pristiq      on 13th November 2021

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