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Relationships, Intimacy, and Sex in Benzo Withdrawal

Updated: Mar 23, 2023

Intimacy is essential to a healthy, happy life. And yet, during benzo withdrawal it is often one of the earliest casualties. How can a loving relationship — let alone a healthy sex life — survive the trials of benzo dependence and withdrawal?

In today’s episode, we explore how to nurture a loving relationship and avoid the pitfalls of anger, isolation, and hypersensitivity. We also hear a benzo story from Christchurch, New Zealand and catch up on last week’s news.

Video ID: BFP019


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00:00 Introduction 03:39 Benzo News 05:44 Benzo Story 13:46 Relationships in Withdrawal 48:46 Moment of Peace



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FEATURE: Relationships in Withdrawal



In today’s intro, I kept is short. Mentioned a few symptoms I was currently experiencing including brain fog.


Benzo Story

Today’s story was from Linda in Christchurch, New Zealand.



Today’s featured topic: Relationships, Intimacy, and Sex in Benzo Withdrawal

In the feature, we explored the toll that benzo withdrawal can take on intimate relationships. We looked at different levels of intimacy and discussed a few tips for improving communication during this trying time. We also explored sex for a while


The Podcast

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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