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.
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This episode is part of a 2-part series. Listen to Part 2 here: https://www.easinganxiety.com/post/a-conversation-with-dr-christy-huff-part-2-of-2-bfp045
00:57 Introduction 07:27 Mailbag 16:06 Feature 49:48 Moment of Peace
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.
The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Easing Anxiety of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein.
Boyes, Alice. “How to Construct Effective Self-Talk.” Psychology Today. March 29, 2018. Accessed October 30, 2019. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/in-practice/201803/how-construct-effective-self-talk.
FEATURE: Conversation with Dr. Christy Huff (Part 1)
Dr. Christy Huff’s Bio on the BIC WEBSITE (with her BIC Blog Posts)
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