Steven Wright, M.D. is a leading expert in benzodiazepines and serves on the board of the Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices. That, along with his 31 years of addiction medical experience, makes this a conversation you won’t want to miss.
In Part I of our discussion, we examine the mechanisms of benzodiazepines, look at the doctor/patient relationship, examine prescribing practices, and explore withdrawal anxiety, GABA, and the peripheral nervous system.
Listen to Part 2 next: https://youtu.be/N_lWV8ZntV4
Video ID: BFP021
Original Air Date: June 4, 2019
ALL PODCAST EPISODES are available on the Benzo Free website (audio only):
00:00 Podcast Introduction
01:45 Interview Introduction
02:55 Dr. Wright’s Background / Realization
08:59 International Benzodiazepine Symposium
10:40 Alliance for Benzodiazepine Best Practices
12:44 Mechanisms of Benzodiazepines
15:10 Benzos and Mitochondria
18:41 Somatic Symptom Disorders
22:10 Benzodiazepine Injury Syndrome
25:22 Addiction, Dependence, and Doctors
33:33 How to Talk to Your Doctor
36:45 How to Find a Doctor
42:40 When Should Benzos Be Prescribed
48:05 Benzo Caused Anxiety
FEATURE: Conversation with Dr. Steven Wright
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This podcast is dedicated to those who struggle with side effects, dependence, and withdrawal from benzos, a group of drugs from the benzodiazepine and nonbenzodiazepine classes, better known as anti-anxiety drugs, sleeping pills, sedatives, and minor tranquilizers. Their common brand names include Ambien, Ativan, Klonopin, Lunesta, Valium, and Xanax.
Today’s featured topic: A Conversation with Dr. Steven Wright
Our conversation with Steven Wright, M.D. takes two full episodes to cover and is full of insightful and valuable information. We cover topics like the how benzos work in the body, benzodiazepine injury syndrome, addiction, dependence, how to talk with your doctor, how to find a doctor, and so much more.
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