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On the Road with Benzos IV: Surviving the Trip Back Home

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

Anxiety. Benzos. Symptoms. Withdrawal. Overwhelm. Family drama. Wooded trails. Sleepless nights in cheap motels. Long walks and deep thoughts. What do all these things have in common? If you are thinking a recent road trip — you’d be right.

In today’s episode of the podcast, I share a variety of recordings from a January trip to Kansas City. We explore movie quotes and doctor’s notes, F5 tornadoes and emotional volcanoes, tinnitus, tensions, tremors and transgressions, and even a little bit of laughter now and again. I hope you’ll join me.

Video ID: BFP076


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00:00 Theme 00:57 Introduction 04:37 Taking a Walk / Family Boundaries 07:04 My Withdrawal / Isolation 09:09 Road Trip Tradition 10:01 Phone Call Anxiety 11:25 Tuning Out Irritations 15:08 Road Trip Tradition Take 2 16:20 Tinnitus in Withdrawal 23:55 Be Kind to Yourself 25:53 Benzo Morning / Hotel Room 27:31 My Tornado Story 38:03 Owning Your Emotions 43:20 Anxiety Tool Maintenance 44:44 Physical Symptoms and Anxiety 47:03 Supplements in Withdrawal 56:47 Closing



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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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