Online or Offline? Managing Triggers in Benzo Withdrawal
Updated: Mar 22
In benzo withdrawal, we are often trapped in an insatiable quest for information, verification, and connection — much of which is done online. But can too much information be a bad thing? Can this search be part of the problem?
In today’s episode, we look at online triggers during benzo withdrawal and the effect information and horror stories can have on our healing. We also hear a story from Montana and share a comment about natural treatments and supplements.
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15:47 Benzo Story
25:17 FEATURE: Online Triggers
49:44 Moment of Peace
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FEATURE: Online Triggers and Benzo Withdrawal
Ashton, C. Heather. Benzodiazepines: How They Work and How to Withdraw (aka The Ashton Manual). 2002. Accessed April 13, 2016. http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual
Foster, D E. Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal. Erie, Colorado: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://easinganxiety.com/book.
Richmond, Raymond Lloyd. A Guide to Psychology and its Practice. San Francisco: Raymond Lloyd Richmond, Ph.D., 1997-2019. http://www.guidetopsychology.com/boundaries.htm.
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