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Conversation with Dr. Doryn Chervin: Benzos, BIND, Organizations, and Updates

Updated: Nov 15, 2023

Meet Dr. Doryn Chervin. Hear her benzo story. Her background in public health. Her take on benzos, BIND, setbacks, research, doctors, healing, the benzo community, and what has been going on behind the scenes at Easing Anxiety.

Doryn Chervin holds a doctorate in public health and spent 40 years as a public health program strategist and evaluator. She is also on the board at the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices. Doryn took clonazepam for over 25 years, is now benzo-free, and works tirelessly helping those still struggling with dependence and BIND.

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02:10 Welcome Doryn

02:38 Doryn’s Background

04:38 Suicide Prevention Leadership

06:15 Doryn’s Benzo Story

09:13 It’s Really Possible to Heal

09:42 How Are You Feeling Now?

11:01 BIND Setbacks

12:38 Journey to Learn / FDA

13:33 Doryn and the Alliance

14:57 FDA / Kaiser Research Study

17:43 Working Together at EA

19:38 Partnering with the Community

21:42 Anxiety and Instability

22:59 There’s No One Way

25:32 Murphy Says Hi

26:28 Upcoming Podcast on EA Plan

27:10 Financial Sustainability

30:53 Getting to Know Doryn

31:55 Content & Services

34:56 An Information Resource

35:55 A Strong Research Background

39:26 The Human Connection

43:03 We Want to Hear from You

46:57 Sub Group Peer Support

49:21 Live / In-Person Events

51:00 Falling Asleep to the Podcast

52:04 Burnout in Benzo Community

54:02 EA Updates / Next Podcast

55:25 Doryn’s Struggle with Anxiety







The Podcast

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).


All content provided by Easing Anxiety is for general informational purposes only and should never be considered medical advice. Any health-related information provided is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to diagnose or treat health problems, or to prescribe any medical devices or other remedies. Never disregard medical advice or delay in seeking it. Please visit our website for our complete disclaimer at


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