top of page

Dialogue with the Doctor: A Conversation with Dr. Steven Wright (Part 1 of 2)

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Steven Wright, M.D. is a leading expert in benzodiazepines and serves on the board of the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices. That, along with his 31 years of addiction medical experience, makes this a conversation you won’t want to miss.


In Part I of our discussion, we examine the mechanisms of benzodiazepines, look at the doctor/patient relationship, examine prescribing practices, and explore withdrawal anxiety, GABA, and the peripheral nervous system.


Video ID: BFP021

 

Listen to the Podcast



The Benzo Free Podcast is also available on...

 

Chapters


00:00 Podcast Introduction 01:45 Interview Introduction 02:55 Dr. Wright’s Background / Realization 08:59 International Benzodiazepine Symposium 10:40 Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices 12:44 Mechanisms of Benzodiazepines 15:10 Benzos and Mitochondria 18:41 Somatic Symptom Disorders 22:10 Benzodiazepine Injury Syndrome 25:22 Addiction, Dependence, and Doctors 33:33 How to Talk to Your Doctor 36:45 How to Find a Doctor 42:40 When Should Benzos Be Prescribed 48:05 Benzo Caused Anxiety 53:17 Closing

 

Resources

The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Easing Anxiety of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein.


FEATURE: Interview with Dr. Steven Wright

 

Site Links

VISIT US ONLINE — Website: https://www.easinganxiety.com

PLEASE LET US KNOW WHAT YOU THINK — YOUTUBE: Comment below on YouTube — FEEDBACK FORM: https://www.easinganxiety.com/feedback — VIA EMAIL: feedback@easinganxiety.com

SUPPORT WHAT WE DO — Make a Donation: https://www.easinganxiety.com/donate

 

Feature


Today’s featured topic: A Conversation with Dr. Steven Wright


Our conversation with Steven Wright, M.D. takes two full episodes to cover and is full of insightful and valuable information. We cover topics like the how benzos work in the body, benzodiazepine injury syndrome, addiction, dependence, how to talk with your doctor, how to find a doctor, and so much more.

 

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).



DISCLAIMER

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 https://www.easinganxiety.com/disclaimer.


CREDITS

Music provided / licensed by Storyblocks Audio


Benzo Free Theme

— Title: “Walk in the Park”

— Artist: Neil Cross


PRODUCTION

Easing Anxiety is produced by…

Denim Mountain Press


©2022 Denim Mountain Press – All Rights Reserved

Comments


bottom of page