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Stopping benzodiazepines (benzos) should only be done under medical supervision, as the withdrawal process can be dangerous and potentially life-threatening. Abruptly stopping benzos can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, psychosis, and delirium tremens.

If you want to stop benzo addiction, you should consult with a healthcare professional who can help you create a tapering plan. This involves gradually decreasing the dosage of the medication over time until you can safely stop taking it. Tapering can take weeks or even months, depending on the dose and duration of use.

In addition to tapering, you may benefit from behavioral therapies and support groups that can help you manage withdrawal symptoms and address the underlying causes of your addiction.