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Benefits, Severity, Calm, & Intimacy (Recorded Live)

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

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.  

Video ID: BFP089


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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



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.


  • Ashton, C. Heather. “Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw (aka The Ashton Manual).” 2002. Accessed April 13, 2016.

  • Foster, D E. “Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal.” Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018.


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).


All content provided by Easing Anxiety is for general informational purposes only and should never be considered medical advice. Any health-related information provided is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems, or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it. Please visit our website for our complete disclaimer at


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Benzo Free Theme

— Title: “Walk in the Park”

— Artist: Neil Cross

Meditation Music — Title: “Music Design (Yesterday)” — Artist: Jason Inc.


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