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BIC Video “How to Talk to Loved Ones About Benzos”

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

I recorded a video for Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC) about a month ago for their video series. This week, BIC posted it on their channels including Instagram and YouTube.

You can check it out below. D 🙂


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Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be an isolating experience. Many of us seek support from those who are closest to us, only to be met with frustration, rejection, and even disbelief. And that leaves us with the gnawing question: “How do we get them to understand?” In this video, D Foster (Benzo Free Podcast) presents “Six tips for talking to loved ones about benzos.” We hope you find it helpful.


  1. BIC Ashton Manual —

  2. BIC Pamphlet – “It’s time to Talk About Benzodiazepines” –

  3. BIC Resources —

  4. Benzo Free Podcast: Episode #58 — “Tips for Talking About Benzos with Doctors, Therapists, Family and Friends” –

  5. Easing Anxiety (Home of The Benzo Free Podcast) —

  6. Frances, Allen. “Yes, Benzos Are Bad for You.” Pro Talk: A Community, June 10, 2016. Accessed October 13, 2016. —

  7. W-BAD – “Family, Friends & Caregivers: Providing Support for Someone in Benzodiazepine Withdrawal” —


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