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Benzo Community, Healing, and Support (w/ Jennifer Leigh)

Updated: Mar 12, 2023

Do we truly recover from protracted benzo withdrawal (BIND)? What does that look like? What about from other psych medications? Can we realistically get back to “normal” after all of this? And if so, how? Join D and Dr. Jenn for this intimate conversation.  

In today’s episode, we welcome therapist and benzo coach Jennifer Leigh back to the podcast. Dr. Jenn has helped many individuals recover from withdrawal and BIND and we’ll get her take on several pressing questions. We’ll share a few updates, talk a bit about her story, and hear from a few of you. I hope you enjoy it.

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00:00 Update Announcement 02:08 What’s New with Dr. Jenn 08:53 Doctor, Therapist, and Peer Training 11:17 So Much Going On 11:56 BIND Definition 14:34 Today’s Format 15:41 MAILBAG 15:47 What About Other Psych Meds? 19:47 Online Support 32:18 FEATURE: Chat with Jenn 32:25 Jenn’s Benzo Story 41:52 A New and Better You 44:02 Are You Symptom Free? 46:03 Finding That Connection 46:37 Are Benzos Different in BIND? 48:19 Is Klonopin (clonazepam) Different? 48:57 D’s Current Status in BIND 50:36 Finding Acceptance 51:40 5 Stages of Grief 52:56 Getting Back to Normal? 55:19 A New and Better You (Take 2) 57:54 Why Don’t Doctors Know This? 59:25 CLOSING


Episode Resources

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INTRODUCTION CME Lunch and Learn Videos:

FEATURE (Jennifer Leigh) Benzo Withdrawal Help (w/ Jennifer Leigh):

BENZO SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG): The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices: Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC):


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