On this podcast, we discuss the issue of iatrogenic injury due to benzodiazepine use. Iatrogenic injury is an injury due to medical treatment. In the case of benzodiazepine-related iatrogenic injury, we are discussing damage to the human central nervous system. We also discuss safe tapering methods and issues related to benzodiazepine tapering. And, we talk about benzodiazepine withdrawal, and how to get through withdrawal side effects, including anxiety, insomnia, histamine sensitivity and benzo belly.
Dr. Gary Aston-Jones: Interview With A Brain Scientist
December 16, 2022 • 52 MIN
Dr. Gary Aston-Jones in the Director of the Rutgers Brain Health Institute, here to discuss his research in promoting better brain health with medications that help with sleep, improved executive functioning. Our topic about treating addiction, but we also discuss many brain health issues that are relevant to this podcast.
Dr. Steven Reichbach: Healing The Brain With Ketamine Infusion
October 18, 2022 • 41 MIN
Steven Reichbach, MD is a board-certified anesthesiologist who has had about 30 years of experience in working with ketamine. He has dedicated his medical practice to providing safe and effective ketamine infusion therapy.
JT Fisher of Ophelia Rises on Stem Cell Therapy
October 1, 2022 • 80 MIN
Can stem cell therapy help people with iatrogenic injuries? Will symptoms of benzodiazepine protracted withdrawal, such as akathisia be helped by this form of medical treatment?
Laura Delano Of The Inner Compass Initiative On Recovery From Brain Injury Caused By Psych Drugs
September 22, 2022 • 48 MIN
Recovering from the brain injuries caused by long-term use of psych drugs, including benzodiazepines, is not easy. In fact, it is one of the most difficult challenges a person can face in life. Learning how to deal with the symptoms of protracted withdrawal can be made easier with proper support from members of a community who have experience and understanding.
Dr. Christy Huff on The Benzodiazepine Information Coalition
August 10, 2022 • 43 MIN
Dr. Huff has experienced protracted withdrawal from benzodiazepines. She knows what it is like to suffer with symptoms so severe, it is nearly impossible to function normally on a daily basis.
Medicating Normal: A Film About The Dangers Of Psych Meds
August 3, 2022 • 81 MIN
Doctors prescribe psych meds all the time. Antidepressants, antipsychotics, anxiolytics. Benzodiazepines are a class of anxiety drugs that have been recently identified as being potentially toxic to the human nervous system.
Chris Paige, LCSW: Living With Akathisia Due To Benzodiazepine Use
July 28, 2022 • 49 MIN
Akathisia is a terrifying adverse reaction caused by psych drug use and withdrawal, including benzodiazepine use.