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Questions, Comments, and a Few Answers About Benzo Dependence and Withdrawal (Take 2)

Updated: Mar 22, 2023

Are my breathing problems caused by benzos?How about my chest pain? Do probiotics help with benzo belly? Can I take herbal supplements during withdrawal? These and several other common questions beg for answers.

In today’s episode, we look inside our mailbag and share a variety of questions, comments, and insights from you, the listeners. We also share two benzos stories from Oklahoma and California, talk about stepping back from anger and rage, and discuss a tentative return to social media.

Video ID: BFP066


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00:57 Introduction

02:54 Spotlight

04:05 Mailbag

09:26 Benzo Story

21:48 FEATURE: Anger and Irritability

46:20 Moment of Peace



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FEATURE — Questions and Answers


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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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