The Benzodiazepine Podcast
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.
The Risks and Challenges of Medication Tapering Explained by Nicole Lamberson
May 26, 2024 • 70 MIN
In this eye-opening episode, Nicole Lamberson and Mark delve into the harrowing realities of addiction treatment and drug dependency. They share personal insights and expert knowledge on the need for a reformed approach to managing medication tapering and addiction treatment.
1. Understanding Benzodiazepine Withdrawal: Histamine Sensitivity, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, and Treatment Options
February 26, 2024 • 18 MIN
Welcome to a new episode of The Benzodiazeipine Podcast with your host, Mark Leeds, D.O. In this episode, we will be exploring the fascinating and often overlooked topics of histamine sensitivity, Mast Cell Activation Syndrome (MCAS), and benzodiazepine withdrawal & BIND. Dr. Leeds will unpack the relationship between benzodiazepines and histamine intolerance, offering insights into the unusual side effects and adverse reactions that can occur. Additionally, he will explore the impact of histamine sensitivity on individuals tapering off benzodiazepines and the potential treatment options to address this complex issue. Stay tuned as we navigate through the intricacies of these often misunderstood conditions, and explore ways to support individuals experiencing these challenges.
Rejuvenate Your Journey: Deepening Spirituality and Finding Peace on the Path to Healing
November 18, 2023 • 49 MIN
Welcome back to another episode of The Benzodiazepine Podcast! In today's episode, we have a special guest, Lorraine Nilon, joining our host, Mark Leeds, to delve into the world of self-reflection, personal growth, and addiction recovery. Lorraine Nilon is a spiritual explorer and author who specializes in helping people navigate their recovery journey and deepen their spiritual understanding. With a focus on overcoming childhood abuse and addiction to victimhood, Lorraine brings a unique perspective to the conversation. Throughout the episode, Mark and Lorraine discuss the importance of reconnecting with oneself, acknowledging and addressing past traumas, and developing a strong foundation of self-awareness. They explore the intertwined nature of addiction and trauma, while emphasizing the significance of understanding personal triggers and emotions. Lorraine shares insights from her own experiences and expertise, guiding listeners through the process of self-reflection and providing tools to rejuvenate and reclaim their authentic selves. She also discusses her online course, available on her website, designed to support individuals in their journey towards self-discovery and healing. So, if you're ready to embark on a transformative journey of self-reflection, recovery, and reconnection, tune in to this enlightening episode of The Benzodiazepine Podcast with Mark Leeds and special guest Lorraine Nilon. Let's dive deep into the realm of personal growth and find the path to true inner peace.
brain healing after benzos: Dr. Ladan Eshkevari's Insights on Brain Restoration with ketamine
October 10, 2023 • 60 MIN
While this episode does not focus specifically on benzodiazepine protracted withdrawal, or benzodiazepine-induced neurological dysfunction (BIND), the implications of brain healing and the actions of ketamine at NMDA receptors is intriguing, and may be of interest to people looking for answers for improving these long-benzo syndromes. With symptoms such as akathisia, histamine sensitiviy/MCAS, anxiety, insomnia, benzo belly, and depersonalization/derealization, it is critical that we find solutions that may help to improve benzo withdrawal symptoms.
Nicole Lamberson on Protracted Withdrawal Survival Strategies
April 7, 2023 • 63 MIN
Nicole, a dedicated Physician Assistant, calls Virginia her home. After earning her Bachelor's degree from James Madison University in 2000, she pursued her passion for healthcare by completing the Master of Physician Assistant program at Eastern Virginia Medical School in 2004.
Getting Sleep During Benzo Withdrawal With Binaural Beats
February 20, 2023 • 37 MIN
This is an interview with Karen Newell, cofounder of Sacred Acoustics, a company that produces high quality audio recordings that are proven to reduce anxiety. Additionally, they help with sleep and meditation.
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.
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. Kendra Campbell: Getting People Off Of Toxic Psych Drugs
September 10, 2022 • 54 MIN
Should we start to question this pattern of prescribing poorly understood drugs that change the functioning of the brain?
A Conversation With Chris Paige On Educating Healthcare Providers
September 2, 2022 • 94 MIN
Chris Paige is back to discuss how we can help doctors to better help their patients with the severe symptoms of benzo withdrawal.
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.