It's extremely easy to underestimate the addictiveness of benzos
For short term use, at prescribed doses, they're a very effective drug
But take more than the therapeutic dose, for longer than a few weeks, and you slip into unknown territory.
Everyone reacts differently to benzo
addiction, but everyone definitely reacts.
Sparkles spent nearly two years reducing her diazepam
dose from 50 mg, to nothing.
At the end she was in such a state she had to stop her reduction, start taking anti epileptic drugs
, and finish her reduction with liquid valium
, a syringe, at 1 ml a time.
Others can reduce with no trouble, but most people struggle.
Rebound anxiety, one of the main reasons these drugs are given, can be a huge problem.
Again Sparkles would warn anyone, DO NOT STOP BENZO'S ABRUPTLY, ALWAYS CONSULT A DOCTOR. As has been pointed out frequently, benzo WD doesn't usually kill, but the seizures that accompany the WD symptoms can cause brain damage.
To the OP, if these are prescribed and are taken short term, at the prescribed dose, SWIY should be fine, not become addicted.
However, mixing them with alcohol
, or some other drugs, raises the risk factor.
Take care and be safe.