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New Benzo Peer Support Classes Announced!

Updated: Nov 10, 2023

The Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) has announced six newly scheduled classes for the course "Recovering from Benzodiazepines for Peer Support" starting this November. While four of these initial classes are limited to Colorado residents, two non-Colorado classes have also been announced. We plan to offer a total of 10 new classes between now and July 2024.


To register and learn more about this training please visit: BenzoPeerTraining.org


About the Class


This 12-hour training course is designed to educate peers, counselors, caregivers and providers on specialized information regarding benzodiazepine use, its associated complications such as withdrawal and benzodiazepine-induced neurological dysfunction (BIND) , and how to support the individual as they taper, heal, and find wellness.


This course was developed by the Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) in conjunction with members of Easing Anxiety, the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices, Benzodiazepine Information Coalition, the Schreiber Research Group, and Benzo Warrior. It is certified for 12 CE credits with COPA/CPFS in Colorado and is designed to meet state certification requirements for peer support professionals across the nation.


The cost for these classes is kept low via support from BAWG and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention. Standard course fee is $125, but a discounted registration fee of $90 is available for those registering early.


Schedule


There are currently six scheduled classes on the calendar as follows. Each will be held virtually. More classes will be added over the coming months.


CURRENTLY SCHEDULED CLASSES


2023

  • Colorado - November 7 & 14 - SOLD OUT! Instructors: D E Foster (Easing Anxiety) / Ginger Roos (Choices Training)

2024

  • Colorado - January 23 & 30 - Registration Now Open Instructors: Terri Schreiber (The Schreiber Research Group) / TBD (Choices Training)

  • New Hampshire - February 20 & 27

  • NATIONAL (open to all) - March 12 & 19

  • Colorado - April 23 & 30

  • Colorado - June 4 & 11


For More Information


For more information please visit: BenzoPeerTraining.org.

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Dear team,

I would like to thank you very much for all the information and your efforts. In 2020, after several deaths in my close environment, I took bromazepam to sleep in the evenings for four weeks. When I wanted to stop taking it, all hell broke over me. I had never experienced anything so terrible before. It lasted four days and my wife found the Ashton Manual online. Because I couldn't bear it anymore and I was so afraid of going crazy and risking my entire mental health, I took doses again with the intention of slowly tapering off. After a total of two years at my pace with a few setbacks during which I thought that I would…

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