I have used a veriety on benzo and z drugs for chronic insomnia. Dose equivalent to no more the 10mg of diaz and been using meds for 10yrs. When tolerance occurs I usually take a break for maybe a week and or use dxm. I will use alternatives for sleep seroquel or antihistamines etc but I think z drugs give the best sleep.
So tolerance issues again of late so was going to take some time off. I had one night off and etizolam arrived. Bugger it so I gave it a shot knowing my tolerance was high. I took 1mg and it felt like 5mg of diaz an hr later took another 1mg and slept well.if there is a cross tolerance with etizolam and benzos I think its low.
For me I think the cross tolerance is low and 1mg etizolam is equivalent to 5mg diazapam.
Now to take time off with dxm and reduce tolerance. Would like to try memantine.