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Restarting, Reconnecting, and Remembering Christy

Dr. Christy Huff was a friend, a colleague, and a giant in the benzo community. What effect does this loss have on our community? On our colleagues? On ourselves? How do we process this event and continue to move forward?


In today’s episode, we first pay tribute to Dr. Christy Huff and discuss what her passing means to each of us. We then catch up the past few months, share some personal insights, discuss community news, and even introduce a brand-new podcast — “uneven.”


Video ID: BFP130

 

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Chapters


0:00:00 INTRODUCTION

0:05:29 Learning About Christy

0:08:46 Processing the Loss

0:10:23 Tribute Web Page

0:11:28 Christy’s Obit

0:13:23 A Bit More About Christy

0:15:19 Hard News to Accept

0:17:49 Hope & Healing

0:25:19 Celebrating Christy

0:28:44 Being Respectful

0:29:43 Checking In / Seek Support

0:33:02 FEATURE

0:34:01 Our 5th Anniversary

0:35:17 Time Off to Heal

0:36:18 Re-evaluating Priorities

0:38:04 Florida Trip

0:39:28 Research Update

0:41:13 BAWG Co-Chair Resignation

0:42:05 Peer Specialist Training Program

0:44:00 Love of Podcasting

0:45:22 Benzo Free Podcast is Back

0:46:52 New Streamlined Process

0:47:35 INTRODUCING “uneven”

0:48:29 About the New Podcast

0:49:53 How It’s Different

0:51:35 Celebrating Our Failures and Flaws

0:52:26 Real and Raw and Honest

0:53:35 A Calming, Human Voice

0:54:56 Road Trips and Prequel

0:56:55 Launching This Week

0:59:39 Wrapping This Up

0:59:39 Focus on Podcasts

1:03:02 Thank You

1:03:56 “uneven” Release Date

1:04:50 CLOSING


 

References


Introduction (Christy Huff)

—     Christy Huff Tribute Page

—     Memorial Fund for Christy Huff

—     Benzo Free Podcast Interview with Dr. Christy Huff


Feature

—     TRAINING: Benzodiazepine Peer Training – https://benzopeertraining.org

—     WORK GROUP: Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) – https://benzoaction.org 

—     PODCAST: “uneven” – https://easinganxiety.com/uneven

—     RESEARCH:  Development and validation of a theory-based questionnaire examining barriers and facilitators to discontinuing long-term benzodiazepine receptor agonist use — https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37919219/

 

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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