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Our Mailbag: Insomnia, Alcohol, Tinnitus, and BIND

Updated: Mar 12, 2023

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

35:37 Insomnia

37:19 Alcohol and Withdrawal

40:48 Sleep Hygiene Tips

43:23 Tinnitus

45:34 Coping, BIND, and Kind Words

47:36 Anecdote About BIND

48:52 We Make a Difference

50:22 Thank You for Everything




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