There is an exciting event coming up this Thursday. As many of you know, July 11th is “World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day.” This is the day those of us in the benzo community raise awareness by handing out pamphlets, sharing our stories, attending events, and celebrating the birthday of Professor C. Heather Ashton. And, this year, there’s a brand new addition.
W-BAD just announced, “World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day goes LIVE.” This is a full day of presentations, live Q&As, and interviews to commemorate this special day. The day will start at 8:00 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time USA) and continue throughout the day with the last event starting at 7:15 PM EST.
And, I am happy to announce that Benzo Free was invited to participate in this event. At 12:00 PM EST, I will host a live event titled “Ask D from Benzo Free.” This will be a video live stream event where you can ask questions about anything benzo-related. I look forward to chatting with you live and I hope you stop by and say hi.
Here’s a brief list of the presenters throughout the day. Please visit the W-BAD Facebook page for complete details.
8:00 AM EST: James Moore Hosts Another Episode of the “Mad in America Podcast” for World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day, Featuring 3 New Guests (Pre-Recorded)
10:00 AM EST: Baylissa Frederick—How the Lack of Benzodiazepine Awareness Impacts the Withdrawal Experience (Pre-Recorded)
12:00 PM EST: LIVE with D.E. Foster—Ask D from “Benzo Free” Q&A
2:00 PM EST: Ask A Doctor—Q&A with Dr. Steven Wright (Pre-Recorded Interview)
3:00 PM EST: LIVE with Holly Hardman—Ask About As Prescribed, Q&A
5:00 PM EST: Sonja Styblo—Benzodiazepines: Getting Involved Legislatively (Pre-Recorded Video)
6:00 PM EST: LIVE with Angela Peacock—Medicating Normal and Q&A
7:15 PM EST: LIVE with Chris Paige, LCSW—Supporting Therapy Clients with Benzodiazepine Injury and Surviving Akathisia
Keep calm, taper slowly, and take care of yourself, D :)