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.
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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
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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.
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