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A Day in the Life…of Protracted Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 20, 2023

What is it like living in protracted withdrawal, seven years out? What are the joys? What are the pains? What are the triggers? What thoughts ruminate in the mind? Join your host as we pull back the curtain and visit a day in the life.

For today’s podcast, I carried the recorder around with me all day so I could share the good, the bad, the fun, the mundane, the contemplations and struggles of living life in protracted benzo withdrawal. We touch on a wide variety of subjects and close out with a special version of our Moment of Peace. I hope you’ll join us.

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00:00  Good Morning 02:26  Favoring Fall 03:55  Night Guard 05:04  Everyone is Different 09:15  Episode Format 12:18  Morning Walks 14:00  Akathisia Evenings 18:02  Rough Family Week 19:52  Anger in Withdrawal 22:24  Walking in Withdrawal 23:50  Finding Peace 28:42  Finding Joy 34:17  Breakfast 36:13  Laundry 39:20  Office / Task List 43:06  Drum Set 44:53  A Bit of Aromatherapy 45:52  Dealing with Triggers 47:30  FOMO 51:52  Making the Most of It 53:30  Moment of Peace / Goodnight


The Podcast

The Benzo Free Podcast provides information, support, and community to those who struggle with the long-term effects of anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium) and Z-drugs (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata).


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