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Functionality in Recovery

All data must be read in conjunction with the survey limitations.

The results below summarize what those in the recovered or almost recovered group, said about functionality

Self Care

Cooking

Housework

Shopping

Socializing

Driving

Work

Exercise

Intellectual Activity

 

Self Care

Seventy-six percent (76%) of those in the recovered group were able to self care with ease throughout the benzo journey. For those who were not finding self care easy, the problem had resolved itself, on average, within 5 months. For some the problem had resolved within a month after getting off benzos, for some it took as long as 12 months.

Cooking

Fifty-two percent (52%) of those in the recovered group said that they had had no problems with cooking throughout the benzo journey. For those who had found cooking a problem, it resolved, on average within 6 months of ceasing benzos. For some it resolved as quickly as one month off for others it took 24 months.

Housework

Forty-five percent (45%) of those in the recovered group had not had a problem with doing housework with ease. For those that had a problem with this activity, it had resolved, on average, by 7 months off benzos. For some it had resolved by one month off for others it took as long as 24 months. One percent of this group felt that they were not yet able to do housework with ease.

Shopping

Forty-five percent (45%) of those in the recovered group had not had a problem with doing shopping with ease. For those that had a problem with this activity, it had resolved, on average, by 8 months off benzos. For some it had resolved by one month off for others it took as long as 24 months.

Socializing

Only 22% of the recovered group said that socializing had not been a problem for them at some stage. It took the others, on average, 10 months for this problem to resolve. It resolved for some as quickly as one month off benzo and for some it had taken as much as 36 months to resolve. Three percent (3%) of this group said that they felt this problem had still not fully resolved.

Driving

Forty-two percent (42%) of the recovered group said that they had not had a problem with driving. It took 8 months on average for the problem to resolve for the others. The resolution time varied from 1  - 24 months, with 3% saying that their problems hadn't fully resolved.

Work

Thirty-six percent (36%) of the recovered group said that they had not had a problem with working. It took 13 months on average for the problem to resolve for the others. The resolution time varied from 1  - 60 months, with 15% saying that they were not working for several reasons including retirement or having a baby.

 

Exercise

Thirty-nine percent (39%) of the recovered group said that they hadn't had a problem with exercising. Of the remainder it took on average, 11 months for the problems they were having to resolve. Resolution time ranged from 1  - 36 months off benzos. Three percent said that the problems they were having hadn't fully resolved.

Intellectual Activity

Thirty percent (30%) had no problems with intellectual activities. For those with problems it took on average, 11 months for those problems to resolve. Resolution time range from 1 - 36 months with around 5% saying that they did not think things had fully resolved for them.

 

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Last updated 22 July 2015