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On the Road with Benzos (Part 2 of 2…not 1)

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

We’re back on the road with a 4,400-mile round trip from Colorado to Florida. During this trip, your host shares his personal experiences traveling with protracted withdrawal symptoms along with some valuable lessons learned.

In part 2 of the adventure, D narrates highlights from his time in Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky while sharing his thoughts on lingering abdominal issues, our anxious need for control, and other unique perspectives only a road trip can reveal.

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00:57 Introduction

07:18 Nature Trail Hike and Ambient Sounds (KCMO)

12:30 Missing Family (Kimble, TN)

13:50 Hiking Along Tennessee River (Meet JB)

14:50 Summary of Theme Park Fun (Orlando)

16:43 Morning at WDW

17:58 Road Trip: Cure for Insomnia?

19:38 Backstage / Urinary Issues / Limitations

27:00 Letting Go of Our Need for Control

33:43 “I Don’t Mind What Happens”

43:27 Morning in Downtown Gatlinburg, TN

47:12 Sounds from Great Smokey Mountain NP

48:07 Foggy Morning / Travels with Charley (Louisville, KY)

53:26 Back with the Family (Lenexa, KS)

54:53 Last Day / Back Home / Closing



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.


— Road Trip Photos: (no longer available)

— BOOK: "Travels with Charley" by John Steinbeck —

— SAYING "I Don't Mind What Happens" by Jiddu Krishnamurti as referenced in an article from the Guardian —



In today’s intro, I keep it short and mention the votes which favored part 2 of the road trip and also ask for gratitudes for our upcoming episode.


Feature: Road Trip

Today is part two of our 4,400-mile road trip from Colorado to Florida and back. Lots of thoughts, ideas, struggles, difficulties, joys, successes, and any other thing you can image combined into almost three weeks on the road. I hope you enjoy this episode, let me know what you think.


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).


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