[QUOTE Benzos for sleep and benzos for long term treatment for me are unagreeable. What favor do they do to somebody if he gets a drug-induced relief for a couple of weeks (if he does) but afterwards has to face a) addiction and turkey issues or the raising of the dose with no more benefit and b) the original problems in addition??? That´s bizarre or at least unlogical to me. But as an emergency medication, I have also been glad they exist. ][/QUOTE] I would agree with all of that. For those who have been on a benzo for an extended period of time with no problems, I would just caution you that I would have said exactly the same thing, right up until the time they blew up in my face, big time. You won't know you're in danger until it is too late. If anybody wonders how Michael Jackson could have ended up where he ended up, and did what he did with Propofol, the answer is the misuse of benzos...under a doctor's "care". Anyone who has gone without sleep for 4 or 5 days straight will understand the desperation that led to his death by Propofol. If you feel you must have a benzo for anxiety or whatever, do what you must, but realize the danger you are in by doing so, and be very, very careful. These drugs are famous for causing the exact problem they are used to treat.