Kim is clearly also on benzos, and it takes forever to get clean from them, like years off a person's life. I know three people who successfully kicked but basically had no life at all for two to three years while their brains re-regulated. Couldn't get out of bed, had constant involuntary muscle spasms, one woman had lost the ability to speak, all of which made their doctors think there was something else medically wrong with them. This is also what happened with Eminem, who supposedly recently kicked benzos (and was out of the public eye long enough to support that story) but now looks like a very, very old man. The same people who prescribe this poison don't even care or understand how awful the w/d is for people. I know there's a lot more awareness about it in the UK thanks to a doctor named Heather Ashton, who basically wrote the book on how to w/d safely, but here in the US you still hear about thirty-day detoxes for benzos, which frankly is a joke and dangerous as shit. I myself have tried twice to get off them but had such ridiculous reactions, mainly to do with heart and blood pressure, that my doctor at UCLA who is an addiction specialist told me that I probably wasn't a good candidate to stop, so I take the lowest dose I can to prevent withdrawal--which is all they do at this point--and hope that my liver hangs in there. I'm going on twenty years now. The first doctor told me how they would change my life. Well, yeah. That's one way of putting it. Benzos are such a hellish fucking drug. When you're first prescribed them, it feels like they're saving you because you can function again--which for an agoraphobic is beyond relief, but what they're really doing is destroying you. Your brain and body become incredibly physically dependent on something that can cause psychotic reactions during what's known as protracted withdrawal syndrome--the two to three year reset for your GABA receptors. It's a horror show, and I can see Kim wanting to avoid the benzo issue just because I've been there. Everyone is different, but in my experience they were an absolutely nightmarish drug to even attempt to stop taking, the lowest I ever got was 3 mg a day before I began having all kinds of problems with every single system in my body going completely haywire. And I had a crack support team. Amazing people. Still couldn't control what was happening to my heart.
Kim has thrown so many people under the bus that I can't imagine what it must be like for her. She lives in a city with access to some amazing doctors but who knows how many of them she's crossed?