Looking to make the best of benzo withdrawal? Want others to understand the severity some of us face? Trying to find calm within it all? Facing emotions and intimacy for the first time in years? This one has a little bit of everything.
We recorded today’s episode live! No script. No editing. No plan, really. Just D talking about benzos, withdrawal, and the struggles so many of us face. We also share a few comments from our YouTube channel and catch up with recent benzo and weather events. It’s a bit different. I hope you like it.
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00:00 INTRODUCTION 04:54 Hurricane Ida 06:05 Benzo Work Group Progress 08:10 FEATURE: Hidden Parts of Withdrawal 09:22 The Severity of Withdrawal 11:32 The Benefits of Withdrawal 14:30 Keeping Busy 16:09 Finding Calm / GABA 22:18 Making the Best of Benzos 23:17 MAILBAG: Intro 25:03 Experiencing Intimacy 31:17 Insights from Ireland 32:22 Living in Fear 33:56 Website Updates 35:51 No Edits Allowed 36:32 Thank You 39:05 Closing
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Ashton, C. Heather. “Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw (aka The Ashton Manual).” 2002. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual.
Foster, D E. “Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal.” Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://easinganxiety.com/book.
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