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Conversation with Dr. Christy Huff (Part 1 of 2)

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Christy Huff, M.D., is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology, on the board of Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC), and is herself, a benzo survivor. A tireless advocate in the benzo community, Dr. Huff has a wealth of information to share.

In Part I of our conversation, Dr. Huff shares her personal battle with Xanax, the difference between dependence and addiction, and how being a physician influenced her experience in withdrawal. We also share some comments about self-talk and how being an observer of your emotions can help ease their effect.

Video ID: BFP044


Listen to the Podcast

This episode is part of a 2-part series. Listen to Part 2 here:



00:57 Introduction 07:27 Mailbag 16:06 Feature 49:48 Moment of Peace


Episode Summary

Today, we have the pleasure of presenting Part I of our conversation with Dr. Christy Huff. This was a wonderful conversation with a wealth of information to share. We also explore some comments on self-talk, the observer self, and how to handle emotions during benzo withdrawal.



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FEATURE: Conversation with Dr. Christy Huff (Part 1)


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