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The Benzo Free Podcast

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Hosted by author D E Foster, The Benzo Free Podcast explores the background and dangers of anti-anxiety drugs and sleeping pills while providing first-hand insight into the struggles of dependence and withdrawal.

Latest Episodes

60 Years of Benzos: A Brief Walk Through History

On February 24th, 1960, the very first benzodiazepine was approved in the U.S. 60 years later, they are still some of the most popular drugs on the planet. Join us as we explore the history of some of the world’s most fabled, and vilified drugs. In today’s episode, we look back at the past 60 years of benzodiazepines and hope that through knowledge we can finally learn from our past. We also have a benzo story from Florida, discuss the variations of mindful movement practices, and introduce a new section of the podcast.

57 MIN3 d ago
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60 Years of Benzos: A Brief Walk Through History

The Smile Episode: Stories and Other Stuff to Brighten Your Day

Benzo dependence and withdrawal can seem hopeless at times — but it’s not. There is hope. There is healing. There is a better life on the other side. And today we dedicated an entire episode to positive messages and stories of success. In today’s episode, we share a whole series of encouraging facts, information, and most of all stories, which shine the light on the path to success and a better life. We also discuss some updates to the Benzo Free website and share a few other changes.

59 MIN1 w ago
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The Smile Episode: Stories and Other Stuff to Brighten Your Day

Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 2 of 2)

For the past 14 years, Baylissa Frederick has supported thousands of people affected by prescribed drug dependency and withdrawal both as a psychotherapist and through her books and online support website, “Bloom in Wellness”. Join us today for part two of our two-part conversation with Baylissa and learn about her counseling experience with psychiatric drug withdrawal, EFT, benzo activism in the United Kingdom, and much more.

59 MIN3 w ago
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Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 2 of 2)

Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 1 of 2)

For the past 14 years, Baylissa Frederick has supported thousands of people affected by prescribed drug dependency and withdrawal both as a psychotherapist and through her books and online support website, “Bloom in Wellness”. Join us today for part one of our two-part conversation with Baylissa and learn about her experience with benzos, commonalities she sees in her patients, her views on distraction and acceptance, and her personal relationship with Prof. Ashton.

55 MIN3 w ago
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Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 1 of 2)

Online or Offline? Managing Triggers in Benzo Withdrawal

In benzo withdrawal, we are often trapped in an insatiable quest for information, verification, and connection — much of which is done online. But can too much information be a bad thing? Can this search be part of the problem? In today’s episode, we look at online triggers during benzo withdrawal and the effect information and horror stories can have on our healing. We also hear a story from Montana and share a comment about natural treatments and supplements.

55 MINJAN 22
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Online or Offline? Managing Triggers in Benzo Withdrawal

Conversation with Angela Peacock on Benzos, Veterans, and the film “Medicating Normal”

Angela Peacock, MSW, is a US Army veteran, benzo survivor, member of BIC’s medical board, and a tireless advocate for those who struggle with PTSD and psychiatric drugs. Her story is highlighted in the new film, "Medicating Normal." Premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 16th and 17th, “Medicating Normal” is a documentary feature film about the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs and its effects. Join us for our fascinating conversation with Angie on today's podcast.

58 MINJAN 14
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Conversation with Angela Peacock on Benzos, Veterans, and the film “Medicating Normal”

Conversation with Filmmaker Lynn Cunningham of “Medicating Normal”

"Medicating Normal,” a documentary feature film about the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs, premiers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 16th and 17th. We had the distinct privilege to speak with two of the filmmakers this week. In part one of our two-part series, D had a wonderful conversation with director/producer Lynn Cunningham. Lynn candidly shares the struggles and successes of making this film, the inspiration behind it, and the insights gained from their private screenings and panels.

55 MINJAN 8
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Conversation with Filmmaker Lynn Cunningham of “Medicating Normal”

The Holiday Episode: Glad Tidings, Good Feelings, and Gratitudes

It’s that time of year again. Time to review, reminisce, and remember how far we have come. Even if you are in the middle of benzo withdrawal, there are always things to be grateful for. In today’s episode, the Benzo Free Community shares its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the good things in life. Wishing you all peace, love, and healing, now and for many years to come. D

38 MIN2019 DEC 25
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The Holiday Episode: Glad Tidings, Good Feelings, and Gratitudes

The Pelvic Problem: Benzo Symptoms of the Pelvis and Lower Abdomen

Our gut takes a big hit in benzo withdrawal, but digestive difficulties are only part of it. Pelvic pain, cramps, aching, urinary difficulties, sexual dysfunction, and many other complications of the lower abdomen can be part of the overall picture. In today’s episode, we focus on symptoms of the lower abdomen and pelvis including pelvic floor dysfunction. We also explore the difficulties of poor reading comprehension, discuss a mother’s quest to help her son with violent tendencies, and hear a story of success from the United Kingdom.

58 MIN2019 DEC 18
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The Pelvic Problem: Benzo Symptoms of the Pelvis and Lower Abdomen

On the Road with Benzos (Part 2 of 2 …not 1)

We’re back on the road with a 4,400-mile round trip from Colorado to Florida. During this trip, your host shares his personal experiences traveling with protracted withdrawal symptoms along with some valuable lessons learned. In part 2 of the adventure, D narrates highlights from his time in Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky while sharing his thoughts on lingering abdominal issues, our anxious need for control, and other unique perspectives only a road trip can reveal.

57 MIN2019 DEC 11
Comments
On the Road with Benzos (Part 2 of 2 …not 1)

Latest Episodes

60 Years of Benzos: A Brief Walk Through History

On February 24th, 1960, the very first benzodiazepine was approved in the U.S. 60 years later, they are still some of the most popular drugs on the planet. Join us as we explore the history of some of the world’s most fabled, and vilified drugs. In today’s episode, we look back at the past 60 years of benzodiazepines and hope that through knowledge we can finally learn from our past. We also have a benzo story from Florida, discuss the variations of mindful movement practices, and introduce a new section of the podcast.

57 MIN3 d ago
Comments
60 Years of Benzos: A Brief Walk Through History

The Smile Episode: Stories and Other Stuff to Brighten Your Day

Benzo dependence and withdrawal can seem hopeless at times — but it’s not. There is hope. There is healing. There is a better life on the other side. And today we dedicated an entire episode to positive messages and stories of success. In today’s episode, we share a whole series of encouraging facts, information, and most of all stories, which shine the light on the path to success and a better life. We also discuss some updates to the Benzo Free website and share a few other changes.

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
The Smile Episode: Stories and Other Stuff to Brighten Your Day

Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 2 of 2)

For the past 14 years, Baylissa Frederick has supported thousands of people affected by prescribed drug dependency and withdrawal both as a psychotherapist and through her books and online support website, “Bloom in Wellness”. Join us today for part two of our two-part conversation with Baylissa and learn about her counseling experience with psychiatric drug withdrawal, EFT, benzo activism in the United Kingdom, and much more.

59 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 2 of 2)

Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 1 of 2)

For the past 14 years, Baylissa Frederick has supported thousands of people affected by prescribed drug dependency and withdrawal both as a psychotherapist and through her books and online support website, “Bloom in Wellness”. Join us today for part one of our two-part conversation with Baylissa and learn about her experience with benzos, commonalities she sees in her patients, her views on distraction and acceptance, and her personal relationship with Prof. Ashton.

55 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Hope, Wellness, and Renewal: A Conversation with Baylissa Frederick (Part 1 of 2)

Online or Offline? Managing Triggers in Benzo Withdrawal

In benzo withdrawal, we are often trapped in an insatiable quest for information, verification, and connection — much of which is done online. But can too much information be a bad thing? Can this search be part of the problem? In today’s episode, we look at online triggers during benzo withdrawal and the effect information and horror stories can have on our healing. We also hear a story from Montana and share a comment about natural treatments and supplements.

55 MINJAN 22
Comments
Online or Offline? Managing Triggers in Benzo Withdrawal

Conversation with Angela Peacock on Benzos, Veterans, and the film “Medicating Normal”

Angela Peacock, MSW, is a US Army veteran, benzo survivor, member of BIC’s medical board, and a tireless advocate for those who struggle with PTSD and psychiatric drugs. Her story is highlighted in the new film, "Medicating Normal." Premiering at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 16th and 17th, “Medicating Normal” is a documentary feature film about the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs and its effects. Join us for our fascinating conversation with Angie on today's podcast.

58 MINJAN 14
Comments
Conversation with Angela Peacock on Benzos, Veterans, and the film “Medicating Normal”

Conversation with Filmmaker Lynn Cunningham of “Medicating Normal”

"Medicating Normal,” a documentary feature film about the overprescribing of psychiatric drugs, premiers at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival on January 16th and 17th. We had the distinct privilege to speak with two of the filmmakers this week. In part one of our two-part series, D had a wonderful conversation with director/producer Lynn Cunningham. Lynn candidly shares the struggles and successes of making this film, the inspiration behind it, and the insights gained from their private screenings and panels.

55 MINJAN 8
Comments
Conversation with Filmmaker Lynn Cunningham of “Medicating Normal”

The Holiday Episode: Glad Tidings, Good Feelings, and Gratitudes

It’s that time of year again. Time to review, reminisce, and remember how far we have come. Even if you are in the middle of benzo withdrawal, there are always things to be grateful for. In today’s episode, the Benzo Free Community shares its heartfelt appreciation and gratitude for the good things in life. Wishing you all peace, love, and healing, now and for many years to come. D

38 MIN2019 DEC 25
Comments
The Holiday Episode: Glad Tidings, Good Feelings, and Gratitudes

The Pelvic Problem: Benzo Symptoms of the Pelvis and Lower Abdomen

Our gut takes a big hit in benzo withdrawal, but digestive difficulties are only part of it. Pelvic pain, cramps, aching, urinary difficulties, sexual dysfunction, and many other complications of the lower abdomen can be part of the overall picture. In today’s episode, we focus on symptoms of the lower abdomen and pelvis including pelvic floor dysfunction. We also explore the difficulties of poor reading comprehension, discuss a mother’s quest to help her son with violent tendencies, and hear a story of success from the United Kingdom.

58 MIN2019 DEC 18
Comments
The Pelvic Problem: Benzo Symptoms of the Pelvis and Lower Abdomen

On the Road with Benzos (Part 2 of 2 …not 1)

We’re back on the road with a 4,400-mile round trip from Colorado to Florida. During this trip, your host shares his personal experiences traveling with protracted withdrawal symptoms along with some valuable lessons learned. In part 2 of the adventure, D narrates highlights from his time in Florida, Tennessee, and Kentucky while sharing his thoughts on lingering abdominal issues, our anxious need for control, and other unique perspectives only a road trip can reveal.

57 MIN2019 DEC 11
Comments
On the Road with Benzos (Part 2 of 2 …not 1)
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