I am taking subutex(slowly tapering off) for an opiate addiction, and somehow over the last few months he's started taking benzos on top of it. He says it sort of mimmicks the tired/noddy feeling he got while on oxy's. However swims tolerance to the benzos is sky high and he feels like he should stop now. I know that benzo withdrawal can kill, and he has actually had a grand mal seizure from stopping xanax cold turkey. THEREFORE he DOES NOT want to go there again. Does anyone have any suggestions for swim? Tapering is probably not a good idea, it probably wont work. Are there any substitute drugs that I could take for about a week to get him past the seizure stage? The benzos I am hooked on are clonazepam and lorazepam(ativan). And to end all discussions about it, I say clonazepam is far better than ativan(in mixing with subutex....but be careful cause clonazepam has a very long half life and will build up in your system quickly). Thats swims opinion anyway. Thanks for listening and HELP!