Surviving Setbacks in Benzo Withdrawal
Updated: Jan 28
Are setbacks common in benzo withdrawal? What causes them? How long do they last? And how do you deal with them? Benzo withdrawal can be a crazy, confusing roller coaster ride, and sometimes you need a guide map to find your way.
In today’s episode, we explore the setbacks many of us face in benzo withdrawal. We look at some of the causes, identify seven common triggers, and share a couple of methods for managing them. I hope you find it helpful.
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00:00 INTRODUCTION 04:45 Benzos and Jury Duty 16:34 FEATURE: Intro 17:08 Cindy’s Emails 24:08 Basics of Withdrawal 28:23 Setback Triggers 40:45 Managing Setbacks 50:00 MOMENT OF PEACE
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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.
Frederick, Baylissa. “Bloom in Wellness.” https://baylissa.com.
Foster, D E. “Benzo Free: The World of Anti-Anxiety Drugs and the Reality of Withdrawal.” Erie, CO: Denim Mountain Press, 2018. https://www.benzofree.org/book.
Samet, Matt. “Death Grip: A Climber’s Escape from Benzo Madness.” https://www.amazon.com/dp/125004328X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_K552J287AX72NKC02MAQ.
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