Jordan Peterson is in drug rehab

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  1. Roswell Crash Survivor

    Roswell Crash Survivor Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    http://nationalpost.com/news/jordan...cause-of-tranquilizer-addiction#comments-area

    So...Mister "Take Ownership Of Your Life" has been addicted to benzos for years.

     
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    66rounds Well-Known Member Silver Stacker

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    Hard to take ownership of your life after you've sold your soul to the devil.
     
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    Sorry to hear. My mother had akathisia and benzodiazepine addiction. Not nice.
     
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    i wonder if one of the twelve rules was hit the benzos?
     
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    I feel for Jordan P as he's been through the wringer from liberals / SJW's the last few years for standing his ground on what his beliefs / views on life and society are. Whats driven him to this chemical need nee addiction....well we may never know but I wish him the best for his recovery.

    I will say this...there's some old sayings that "plumbers have the worst plumbing" or "the cobbler's children have no shoes"....maybe the same applies to clinical psychologists given what they deal with re their patients.
     
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    Sad news.

    It’s all too easy to judge.
     
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    Shows the pressures people endure when a loved one is very ill.
     
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    The benzo family is too easily prescribed and too easy to become addicted. These are super powerful drugs that I think should be used in a clinical setting, not pushed out for users to "take the edge off".

    The integration with your own body's chemistry is horrific. A prescription that can cause death in withdrawal is not something your GP should be handing out.

    I feel very sorry for Professor Peterson and I hope his intellect is not much diminished by his ordeal.

    As for his detractors mocking the man in his pain, as Michael Stevens says above: "the pressures people endure when a loved one is ill." explains it all.
     
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    The benzos are used aid in the smooth landing, come down from other drugs ,typically meth ,coke etc
     
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    Paradoxical reaction to benzos must be excruciating. His daughter on You Tube
     
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    She picked that to wear? Someone check what she’s on too pls.

    I have to admit though, JP changed my life / way of thinking for the better. But he does give advice to those doing it tough. Like a preacher that gives in to sin ‘do as I say, not as I do’ comes to mind..

    to get that wasted on benzodiazepines with his education and background in the field is absolutely reckless in my opinion.
     
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    I was going to say he's a psychologist not a doctor, and that he was prescribed them for some condition he had.
    But it seems he did know about their effects, writing about them in a paper:
    https://www.reddit.com/r/enoughpete...bd/jps_own_words_on_benzos_from_his_research/
    Perhaps he thought that because he knew about them he could handle them when they were prescribed?
     
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    Yes she did ... praise the Lord.
     
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    Being a scientist he no doubt trusted other scientists - doctors, to know what they were doing.

    My reading on his circumstances seems to indicate that doctors mismanaged his illness and prescribed him into this predicament.

    He found himself physically dependent on a drug whose complications were life threatening.

    Stopping the drug meant a life threatening withdrawal. Staying on the drug meant a life threatening complication. The proverbial rock and a hard place.
     
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    Yes it is hard place-but the bet to stop taking drugs is on your side-our body has self healing mechanism and taking drugs will always interfere with this process and will lead to life threatening complication.
     
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    Yes, really tough.
    Although I'm puzzled how and why he had to go to Russia to get treatment?
    He has the money to get the best specialists in the US or Canada, yet it seems none could help him? :confused:
     
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    The Russian facility is apparently experienced in benzo withdrawal and was prepared to help him.

    Either law, 'ethics' or fear of consequences scared off the USA clinics, and perhaps the Russian facility IS the best for this type of medication conundrum. Mexico is a thriving medical destination for "last hope" treatments since USA medical treatments are very prescriptive in what procedures are allowed. Peterson may have decided that he needed actual treatment and not a "wait and see" approach using conservative and possibly damaging procedures. The response to that "rock and hard place" scenario.

    The report that even under the controlled withdrawal he may have acquired brain damage affecting his intellectual processes shows just how serious the issue was.

    I doubt he would be gambling his wellbeing in some obscure "off-label" clinic with 70s soviet architecture and yellowing walls.
     
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    Money is not everything. I can't comment on this sort of treatment,but in Russia there are some clinics much better than in USA or Canada and
    some protocol on medical treatment can be changed with patient consent in Russia,but not in USA or in Australia for this matter...
     
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    Sounds weird to me. Now it’s about separating the man and the message. I’ve taken benzos, there comes a point where you spend 2 mins doing your own research and realising the equivalent of a bottle of whisky in your head every day probably isn’t going to fix your life. Considering the kind of thinker he is I just don’t find it easy to respect him now. ‘Clean your room’ etc etc now I’m a junkie, what a joke.
     

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