I have treated many primary benzo addicts.
Really? How many epileptics have you treated for primary benzodiazepine addiction? Thousands? Hundreds? Or none like Heather Ashton who supposedly ran the world's first BZD detox centre for 12 years during the very period when many epileptics were being switched to the then new non BZD anti seizure meds, yet never treated a single one as far as I've been able to establish. Given the high doses prescribed to control seizures, typically 10-20mg/day of Klonopin, you'd think they'd all become addicts if what you claim is correct.
They will abuse it, mix it with other chemicals, crush and snort, come up short monthly, go to the streets to buy, give up house, home and family to use.
Nonsense. I don't know any authoritative source, either the FDA, the CDC, or even anti benzo zealots such as Ashton who make such claims. In fact she has often made it clear that abuse is the rare exception, that very few taking prescribed BZDs increase the dose. BZD abuse is almost always a part of polydrug abuse, usually in association with opioids. Illicit drug abusers use them to boost the effects of opiates, including especially methadone, to dampen the over stimulation of cocaine highs, or to ease withdrawal symptoms.