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What’s New in the Benzo Community: Stories, Events, and Advocacy

Updated: Mar 21, 2023

What’s been going on in the benzo community lately? Any progress on awareness, education, legislation, support? Any upcoming events? Any benzo stories to share? Anything new with the podcast? Tune in to find out.

In today’s episode, we share benzo stories from Oregon and Nigeria, we learn about some exciting upcoming events, and we look behind the scenes of the Benzodiazepine Action Work Group and share a story of success. We also announce the podcast’s return to a weekly schedule, so keep an eye out for new episodes soon. I hope you enjoy it.

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00:00 Dedication 03:06 Introduction 08:44 Spotlight 24:50 Benzo News 29:08 Benzo Stories 39:47 Moment of Peace



The following resource links are provided as a courtesy to our listeners. They do not constitute an endorsement by Easing Anxiety of the resource or any recommendations or advice provided therein.


Benzodiazepine Action Work Group (CCPDAP) Benzo Free Podcast (Episode 14): “Finding Faith, Hope, and Acceptance in Benzo Withdrawal: A Conversation with Jennifer Leigh, PsyD.” — Benzo Free Podcast (Episodes 21 & 22): “Diaglogue the the Doctor: A Conversation with Dr. Steven Wright.” — Benzo Free Podcast (Episodes 44 & 45): “A Conversation with Dr. Christy Huff.” — Benzo Free Podcast (Episodes 69 & 70): “Benzo Pharmacology, Dependence, and Advocacy: A Conversation with Dr. Robert Valuck.” —


Interview with Dr. Steven Wright and Carrie Silvernail on SiriusXM (April 10th)— “Medicating Normal” Screening and Panel (April 27th) —


The Podcast

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