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Conversation with Benzo Coach David Powers (Part 1 of 2)

David Powers is an artist, filmmaker, PhD candidate in psychology, and founder of Powers Benzo Recovery Coaching. After a severe car accident, David became dependent on diazepam. Now benzo-free, he helps others through his films, videos, and coaching.

In Part I of our conversation, we hear about David’s personal struggle with benzodiazepines. We also discuss research and funding, the limbic system, GABA, fear, hope, symptoms, and even chat a bit about film. Please join us for this relaxed and informative conversation.

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0:02:35 Rx Summit

0:03:46 Upcoming Vacation

0:06:02 INTERVIEW: Intro

0:07:28 Filmmakers Chat

0:11:38 Welcome to the Podcast

0:12:34 David’s Benzo Story

0:25:38 Benzo Advocacy

0:27:29 Are You Fully Healed?

0:28:39 Giving Hope

0:30:36 Audience-Led Podcasts

0:33:14 Publishing His Book

0:34:47 Moving into Coaching

0:38:22 Benzo Recovery School

0:44:56 Wrapping Up PhD

0:46:26 Research and Funding

0:50:35 Forums and Fear

0:53:35 GABA and the Limbic System

0:56:08 Responding to Fear

0:58:15 Nerves, Symptoms, and Focus

1:02:24 CLOSING



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