Recovery from benzo addiction: Matt Samet

“One thing that helped me immensely was making contact with other people going through this. Just seeing stories that were so similar to your own and getting advice from people who’d been through this and knew there was another side…”

In my last blog on prescription drug addiction, Madeline mentioned Matt Samet during her Story. Well, here is Matt talking about his problems and recovery in a short Vimeo clip. You can read his Story here. Well worth the time!

‘A Caregiver’s Story – And How I Became an Addict’ by Madeline Goldstein

Unknown-1Addiction to prescription drugs is a huge, but often ignored, problem. I’ll be focusing on recovering from prescription drug addiction over the coming weeks. Here’s a moving Recovery Story for starters, from the Mad in America community website. 

‘“There are only four kinds of people in this world – those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who need caregivers.”  Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter

In 1994, my nineteen-year old daughter, Cristina, was diagnosed with chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML). It was a diagnosis that came totally out of the blue and as a complete shock.

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