As with all of the ‘how long’ questions, there are no hard and fast rules – but you need to know that it is a long process compared to many other addictive substances because Benzos are physically as well as psychologically addictive.
‘Getting over’ withdrawal from Benzos is NOT like getting over the flu, where you feel a little bit better each day. It darts around in a totally unpredictable way. Don’t let this worry you – this really is the way it happens.
People who manage a gradual withdrawal will be able to live life to the full again.