Updated: Mar 22
Angela Peacock, MSW, is a US Army veteran, benzo survivor, member of BIC’s medical board, and a tireless advocate for those who struggle with PTSD and psychiatric drugs. Her story is highlighted in the new film, "Medicating Normal."
Premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 16th and 17th, 2020, “Medicating Normal” is a documentary feature film about the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs and its effects. Join us for our fascinating conversation with Angie on today's podcast.
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11:29 INTERVIEW: Angela Peacock
52:34 Moment of Peace
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YOUTUBE: Healing from Benzos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeF7Z4_K9_GJ7V27uNYu7hA
YOUTUBE: Being Human RV: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDKHkLjlQGz7Rgv0Z8kHQw
FACEBOOK: Being Human RV: https://www.facebook.com/BeingHumanRV/
WEBSITE: Wounded Warrior Project: https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/
Film’s Website: https://medicatingnormal.com/
Film’s Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/medicatingnormalfilm/
Film’s Youtube Channel (with Trailer): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCh-enG_cv0MbGoU4XdT9mxA
Screenings and How to Host a Screening: https://medicatingnormal.com/watch/
BIO - Angela Peacock
Angela Peacock served in the US Army for almost seven years and was medically retired after one tour in Iraq. She was subsequently medicated for PTS, a victim of polypharmacy, and went on and off benzodiazepines several times under a doctor’s care until coming off for the final time,
in January 2016. despite suffering from protracted benzodiazepine and polypharmacy damage, she recently completed her masters in social work, from Washington University in St. Louis.
She has been a veteran advocate for many years, speaking nationally about trauma and resilience, female veterans, and post-traumatic stress. She was a Veterans of Foreign Wars- Student Veterans of America, Legislative Policy Fellow in 2019, where she advocated for safer prescribing practices and informed consent concerning benzos at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
She serves on the medical board at Benzodiazepine Information Coalition,
has supported hundreds of people recovering from benzo injury through her YouTube channel and online support groups, and is now one of five subjects in the upcoming film, “Medicating Normal.”
The Benzo Free Podcast provides information, support, and community to those who struggle with the long-term effects of anxiety medications such as benzodiazepines (Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium) and Z-drugs (Ambien, Lunesta, Sonata).
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