Hi Helene. All I can tell you is that getting the withdrawal (somewhat) under control has improved my sleep greatly. It didn't happen oevernight and it's not perfect, but I'm not having great difficulty getting to sleep and I'm not waking up after a few hours, with no hope of returning to sleep. I actually look forward to bedtime now I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "not strong yet"? Physically, as in CFS is still too bad, or mentally? The taper that I used with Freddd's help, without going into great detail, relies on gradually lenghtening the time between doses to decrease the dose and also breaking a single dose and time (nightly in my case) into smaller doses at varying times. This greatly takes the edge off the withdrawal that you already have from not increasing your usual dose (see my previous response) and deals with the brain's conditioned response from taking the drug at or near the same time every day. I felt better (I feel because of this timing and the divided doses) soon after starting the taper. I ran into difficulty later when the doses started getting much smaller. In retrospect, staying at one level for a couple or a few days would have helped when things got edgy (and did help later when I forced myself to do this) but I was focussed on "progressing" and forged ahead. Lucky I didn't kill myself. Yes, we can be our own worst enemies. re rehab centers, there was a thread about it. I think neilk posted on that thread and maybe he can recall more, or even reference it. In that thread it seemed very clear that traditional rehab centers aren't tuned in when it comes to benzo's and the need to very gradually allow the gaba receptors to no longer need the drug, (or at least, need it less). I don't have any experience with rehab, but don't they mostly involve medical intervention, either switching to another drug or otherwise treating withdrawal from stopping the drug? If that's the case, (and I don't know so I won't speculate much more), both are dangerous since dependency on the new drug is a very real likelihood, and outright stopping could result in death.