Our Mailbag: Tears, Fears, and Healing
Updated: Mar 21
Should I withdraw from benzodiazepines? Are there always complications from long-term use? Does everyone fully heal? Do others overreact, or become overly emotional during withdrawal? Is this withdrawal, or is it a brain injury?
In today’s episode of the podcast, we return to the mailbag and share a variety of questions and comments from our YouTube Channel. We also discuss the recent hiatus from podcast releases and share some concerns about the severity of this experience. I hope you will join us.
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00:00 Introduction 09:01 Temporary Brain Injury 11:44 Emotional Release 15:15 Why Should I Withdraw? 19:00 Do We Fully Heal? 21:33 Overreacting During Withdrawal 24:10 Long-term Use Without Complications 28:57 Moment of Peace
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.
Suicide Prevention Resources (U.S.): https://www.easinganxiety.com/resources
The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices. https://www.benzoreform.org.
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.
Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC). https://www.benzoinfo.com.
Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York: Shine Classics, 2014.
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.
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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