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Benzos 101: A Return to the Basics of Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

What are the basics of benzo withdrawal? If you are new to the benzo community, you might want to know where to start. If you are a veteran, you might want a refresher. Either way, it never hurts to review the basics of something so important.

In today’s episode, we look at 10 basics of benzos and withdrawal. We also share a correction on terminology, explore some lingering effects of COVID-19, and hear a story from California.

Video ID: BFP065


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00:57 Introduction

09:48 Spotlight

13:13 Mailbag

15:27 Benzo Story

22:23 FEATURE: Benzos 101

54:20 Moment of Peace



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FEATURE — Benzos 101


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