Updated: Mar 20
Far too often, we think we are all alone during benzo withdrawal and that no one understands what we are going through. But we’re not alone. The benzo community is active, thriving, and full of people just like you. And we’re making a difference.
In today’s episode of the podcast, we share some of the progress being made, visit a few of the key organizations behind this progress, and share some of their plans for the future. There’s so much to be done, but we have a great start, and the future is looking brighter every day.
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00:00 Introduction 08:07 FEATURE: Intro 11:05 Benzo Community Terminology 16:45 Stress and Protracted Withdrawal 21:03 Benzodiazepine Action Work Group 30:41 Alliance for Benzo. Best Practices 34:44 Benzodiazepine Info. Coalition 37:40 Massachusetts Legislation 38:16 Benzo Buddies 39:37 Benzo Coaches 41:00 Feature Closing 44:30 Moment of Peace
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ORGANIZATIONS — Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention — https://corxconsortium.org — Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (BAWG) — https://benzoaction.org — The Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices — https://benzoreform.org — Benzodiazepine Information Coalition (BIC) — https://www.benzoinfo.com — Benzo Buddies — http://www.benzobuddies.org — Baylissa Frederick (Bloom in Wellness) — https://baylissa.com — Jennifer Leigh (Benzo Withdrawal Help) — https://benzowithdrawalhelp.com
CONSORTIUM ANNUAL MEETING – Benzo Presentation Benzodiazepine-Induced Brain Injury: The Hidden Prescription Epidemic — https://www.easinganxiety.com/post/benzodiazepine-induced-brain-injury-the-hidden-prescription-epidemic-recorded-live-oct-28-2021
PODCAST EPISODES (Dr. Steven Wright) Dialogue with a Doctor: A Conversation with Dr. Steven Wright — Part I: https://www.easinganxiety.com/post/dialogue-with-the-doctor-a-conversation-with-dr-steven-wright-part-1-of-2-bfp021 — Part II: https://www.easinganxiety.com/post/dialogue-with-the-doctor-a-conversation-with-dr-steven-wright-part-2-of-2-bfp022
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