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
What Do You Want to See at Easing Anxiety? — https://easinganxiety.com/feedback
Doryn’s Introductory Blog Post — https://www.easinganxiety.com/post/introducing-dr-doryn-chervin
The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices — https://benzoreform.org
The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention — https://theactionalliance.org
FDA 2020 Boxed Warning on Benzodiazepines
The Ashton Manual — https://easinganxiety.com/ashton
BOOK: Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal — https://easinganxiety.com/book
Benzodiazepine Action Work Group — https://benzoaction.org
A Peacock Consulting (Angela Peacock) — https://apeacockconsulting.com
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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