Our Mailbag: Insomnia, Alcohol, Tinnitus, and BIND
Updated: Mar 12
What can we do about tinnitus? What about brain lock? What about insomnia? Does alcohol help? Can flumazenil fix this? What about overwhelm and isolation? These and other questions are discussed as we dive deep into the mailbag.
In today’s episode, we explore the mailbag — in particular, your YouTube comments. We also catch up on D’s health, progress with the workgroup, some exciting conference news, and much more. It’s good to be back and we’re so glad you tuned in.
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01:29 A Hopeful New Year
03:13 My Health Update
06:39 Reminder of Acute W/D
08:56 Website Update
09:59 Peer Support Training Update
11:46 Rx Summit Presentation
14:39 Hope and Overwhelm
16:58 It’s Good to Be Back
19:08 Benzos in the ER
21:34 Flumazenil Treatment
25:47 Where Did BIND Come From?
28:52 Suicidality, Brain Lock, and Isolation
37:19 Alcohol and Withdrawal
40:48 Sleep Hygiene Tips
45:34 Coping, BIND, and Kind Words
47:36 Anecdote About BIND
48:52 We Make a Difference
50:22 Thank You for Everything
52:09 MOMENT OF PEACE
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Work Group Projects
Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) — https://www.benzoaction.org
BAWG Peer Support Training Information — https://www.benzopeertraining.org
Easing Anxiety: Basics of BIND — https://easinganxiety.com/blog/basics-of-bind/
A New You: Life After Benzos — https://www.easinganxiety.com/post/a-new-you-life-after-benzo-withdrawal-recorded-live-at-benzo-warrior
Rx and Illicit Drug Summit — https://www.rx-summit.com/
ASAM Annual Conference — https://annualconference.asam.org/2023/asam/index.asp
Easing Anxiety: Suicide Prevention Resources — https://www.easinganxiety.com/resources
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