Updated: Mar 12
Enough about me — it’s time to hear from you. Welcome to our very first “Benzo Chat.” An in-person, casual conversation with you, the champions living day in and day out with benzo dependence, withdrawal, and BIND.
In our inaugural episode, we sit down with Rob in the great state of Oklahoma. We talk online forums, exercise, insomnia, diet, detox, cognitive dysfunction, and so much more. His story is a difficult one at times, but at its core, it’s about hope — and we all could use a bit more of that now, couldn’t we? I hope y’all enjoy it. 😊
Video ID: BFP103
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00:00 WELCOME 01:09 Benzo Chat Format 02:05 Carolina Road Trip 04:00 About Chat 1 and 2 08:14 BENZO CHAT 08:58 Intro to Rob’s Story 11:20 Detox / Rehab / 21 Drugs 15:29 Learning About Benzos 19:04 What Works for You? 20:32 Online Support 21:09 Exercise and Insomnia 24:45 Diet / Sugar 27:28 Sleeplessness 30:58 Downsides of Forums 32:43 Hitting the Mental Wall 36:35 Getting Back into Life 38:40 Forums and Negativity 41:06 Venting Our Anger 42:20 Support System / Communication 47:55 What’s Your Current Outlook? 50:31 Getting Outside 51:34 CLOSING
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