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Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide - A Fellowship (Video)




January 16, 2018 - Video 397 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Delayed withdrawal symptoms; Are we "re-traumatizing" ourselves in withdrawal?; trying not to focus on how long withdrawal will last - we all do it; triggering caused by watching WBAD videos; dysautonomia/autonomic dysfunction) 

January 15, 2018 - Video 396 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Withdrawal symptoms; not permanent brain damage; Is age a factor in healing?; depersonalization/derealization in withdrawal)

January 15, 2018 - Video 395 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Chronic fatigue syndrome; attempt at explaining benzo withdrawal to a family member - especially symptoms; beware of others who tell you that wellness requires being off all drugs; B12 and other supplements during withdrawal)

January 13, 2018 - Video 394 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Psychotherapy during withdrawal; residential treatment facilities; pregabalin (Lyrica) and gabapentin (Neurontin) as treatment for withdrawal; akathisia; are symptoms a sign of healing?)

January 12, 2018 - Video 393 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Lengthy story of poly-drugging of someone primarily with SSRI antidepressants - multiple aspects)

January 10, 2018 - Video 392 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Differentiating pre-existing mental symptoms from symptoms in withdrawal; intensification of symptoms after first few months for some; others becoming interested in research)  

January 8, 2018 - Video 391 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Kindling and rescue doses; derealization/depersonalization; burning sensations/reflux/PPIs; HPA axis; healing the gut) 

January 5, 2017 - Video 390 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Tapering rates; tapering order when on multiple drugs; back, head and neck symptoms; autonomic neuropathy during withdrawal; muscle tension/breathing symptoms during withdrawal)

January 3, 2018 - Video 389 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Suzy Cohen on 700 Club; onset of new and more intense symptoms during taper; Can it still be withdrawal?; tremors and sweating; Laurie B video) 

January 1, 2018 - Video 388 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Pre-existing conditions while in withdrawal; traveling while in withdrawal; surviving and distracting during withdrawal; There is life "outside the veil of withdrawal" and you will be out there enjoying it when this is over; Announcement: Suzy Cohen, America's Pharmacist, on 700 Club Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 9:00 am EST)
  
December 31, 2017 - Video 387 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - My two "blank" years from psychotropic drugging; the huge risk of alcohol after withdrawal; "stuck" limbic system in withdrawal?)

December 29, 2017 - Video 386 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Some comments on research; existing SSRI dose and benzo withdrawal; I don't have a "no-hoper" list; disappearance of pre-existing anxiety after withdrawal; beware of the "experts" who tout NA/AA methodology or who work in mental health care and declare you "mentally ill")  

December 27, 2017 - Video 385 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - A story of hope from Benzo Buddies; obsessive thoughts; reading - My Thanksgiving List)

December 25, 2017 - Video 384 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Akathisia in withdrawal and SSRIs; general miscellaneous discussion)

December 24, 2017 - Video 383 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - My shoulder surgery; tapering, reinstating and re-tapering; no "perfect" way to get off drugs; death thoughts during withdrawal)

December 22, 2017 - Video 382 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Acceleration of my healing once I felt improvement; visual symptoms and dizziness; setbacks of others who were doing well)

December 20, 2017 - Video 381 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Windows/waves; changing baseline; connection between GABAA receptor conformations and effects of ingested substances in benzo withdrawal?) 

December 18, 2017 - Video 380 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reflux and PPIs; after withdrawal PTSD, memory, phobias, avoidance, depersonalization/derealization; self-therapy after we begin to feel well in withdrawal; black depression and intrusive thoughts during withdrawal) 

December 15, 2017 - Video 379 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Post on Bloom in Wellness by Baylissa - Be cautious about giving advice or taking advice from others while you are in withdrawal; discussion of multivariate analysis of studies of long-term benzo use) 

December 13, 2017 - Video 378 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Use of imaging techniques in withdrawal; supplements in withdrawal; acupuncture)

December 11, 2017 - Video 377 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Acupuncture; physical symptoms; burning sensations)

December 8, 2017 - Video 376 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Proton pump inhibitors [PPIs] - my experience; tinnitus; acupuncture - stellate ganglion and acupuncture points affecting the amygdala - Is there a relationship that could result in a "protocol" that could be effective for withdrawal?) 

December 6, 2017 - Video 375 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - At 18 months better baseline but still struggling; reaching out to others during withdrawal; acupuncture and holistic medicine citations to medical/scientific papers)

December 4, 2017 - Video 374 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - CBD oil; my use of Remeron (mirtazapine) during my withdrawal)

December 1, 2017 - Video 373 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Working while in withdrawal; Reading from my book - Chapter 15 page 237 to the end)

November 29, 2017 - Video 372 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Beware of misinformation on forums/groups; anti-biotics after withdrawal; Reading from my book - Chapter 14 page 225 to page 236)  

November 27, 2017 - Video 371 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Duration of healing - "One day at a time"; Reading from my book - Chapter13 page 217 to page 224) 

November 24, 2017 - Video 370 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 11 page 206 through Chapter 12 to page 216)

November 22, 2017 - Video 369 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Who will we be when withdrawal is over?; email - improvement does happen; Reading from my book - Chapter 11 page 197 to page 206)

November 20, 2017 - Video 368 - not 386 as I say on the video [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 10 page 185 to page 196)

November 17, 2017 - Video 367 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Beware of scientific/technical assertions in the forums, groups and on websites; Reading from my book - Chapter 9 page 180 to page 184)

November 15, 2017 - Video 366 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 9 page 171 to page 180)

November 13, 2017 - Video 365 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 8 page 159 to page 167)

November 10, 2017 - Video 364 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Explanation of "self-perpetuating loop" in withdrawal from video 359; Reading from my book - Chapter 7 page 147 to page 157)

November 9, 2017 - Video 363 [Link is to The Voice Within Room]
(Michelle - Reading of a prayer entitiled A Shalom Prayer - very spiritual]

November 8, 2017 - Video 362 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - "Moving on" after withdrawal; reading from a blog written by a healed withdrawal survivor; Reading from my book - Chapter 7 page 141 to page 147)

November 6, 2017 - Video 361 [Use Video 2 Express link above.] 
(Don - feeling too tall/floaty feeling/derealization/dizziness; my residual symptoms; my surgical experience; Reading from my book - Chapter 6 page 136 to page 140)

November 3, 2017 - Video 360 [Use Video 2 Express link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 6 page 125 to page 136)

November 1, 2017 - Video 359 [Use Video 2 Express link above.]
(Don - Mental versus physical symptoms; theory of two "types" of healing and the relationship to duration of withdrawal)

October 30, 2017 - Video 358 [Use Video 2 Express link above.]
(Don - Coffee, sugar and diet during withdrawal; tapering; Reading from my book Chapter 6 page 117 to page 125)

October 27, 2017 - Video 357 [Use Video Express 2 link above.] 
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 5 page 105 to page 115 - end of chapter)

October 25, 2017 - Video 356 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 5 page 91 to page 105)

October 23, 2017 - Video 355 [Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 4 page 83 to Chapter 5 page 91)

October 20, 2017 - Video 354 [Not linking properly. Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 4 page 70 to page 83)

October 18, 2017 - Video 353 [Not linking properly. Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Anxiety/fear; "approaching success" story; "peer review" of research; Reading from my book - Chapter 4 page 65 to page 69)

October 16, 2017 - Video 352 [Not linking properly. Use Video Express 2 link above.]
(Don - Depression of withdrawal; Reading from my book - Chapter 3 page 54 to 63)

October 13, 2017 - Video 351
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 3 page 47 to page 54)

October 11, 2017 - Video 350
(Don - Dreams; difference between mental/emotional and spiritual; Reading from my book - Chapter 2 page 40 to page 46)

October 9, 2017 - Video 349
(Don - Tentative schedule for videos/phone calls; Reading from my book - Chapter 2 page 29 to page 40) 

October 7, 2017 - Video 348
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 1 page 20 to end of chapter page 28)

October 6, 2017 - Video 347
(Don - Reading from my book - Chapter 1 pages 15 to top of 20)

October 5, 2017 - Video 346 (2 videos)
(Don - Reading from my book - Preface and Acknowledgements)

October 4, 2017 - Video 345
(Don - "Faith fear" and "wave fear"; physical pain in withdrawal; distraction and getting through time; clarification of comments on phenibut; sympathetic nervous system and HPA axis)

October 3, 2017 - Video 344
(Don - It is normal to have difficult symptoms during second year of withdrawal; EMDR; success story #6)

October 2, 2017 - Video 343
(Don - Phenibut, windows/waves; writing of my research "final word" on benzo withdrawal and hopefully finding others to take part in finding the answer)

September 30, 2017 - Video 342
(Don - cracking/popping joints; deep sleep followed by intense symptoms; The Holidays and New Ways)

September 29. 2017 - Video 341
(Don - Crepitus - cracking bones; amygdala "anxiety switch" video; depression at 2 months off; dentist and antibiotics; withdrawal is not permanent; head pain symptoms; benzo belly) 

September 28, 2017 - Video 340
(Don - Surgery during withdrawal; withdrawal is not well-understood, but it is not permanent)

September 27, 2017 - Video 339
(Don - GABA/glutamate - non-proteinogenic amino acids; Dr. Jennifer progress; "creepy" feeling in withdrawal; emails from others who received free copy of book; overstimulation as a symptom of withdrawal)     

September 26, 2017 - Video 338
(Don - Setbacks "in theory"; changes in symptoms through the tapering process and when completely drug-free)

September 25, 2017 - Video 337
(Don - How I coped with fear and terror in benzo withdrawal; pregnancy and withdrawal; numbness, pain and stiffness in hands and arms)

September 23, 2017 - Video 336      
(Note: Video was cut off at 24:39 before I read the success story)
(Don - General discussion; Surgery, Benzos, Tattoos and Hall & Oates)

September 22, 2017 - Video 335
(Don - Coming off a combination of a proton pump inhibitor and domperidone [an anitemetic] while in benzo withdrawal)

September 21, 2017 - Video 334
(Don - Depersonalization/derealization; physical pain in withdrawal and NSAIDs; SSRIs and paradoxical reactions; dealing with ignorant people and "emotional baggage" during withdrawal)

September 20, 2017 - Video 333
(Don - How to get a copy of my hardbound book for free; neurotoxicity; NAD IV detox treatment; getting off other psychotropic drugs and why there are very few success stories of people who have done it)

September 19, 2017 - Video 332
(Don - Acute withdrawal versus non-acute withdrawal; Free at Last After Eighteen Years)

September 18, 2017 - Video 331
(Don - Muscle tension and pain; depression; depersonalization/derealization; The Last Six Years)

September 16, 2017 - Video 330
(Don - glutamate/excitotoxicity; depression/blunting; A Spiritual Journey)

September 15, 2017 - Video 329
(Don - A Blessing to Others; success stories 3, 4 and 5)

September 14, 2017 - Video 328
(Don Instead of fearing what it might be, face what it is: the dangers of reading and believing everything from the withdrawal forums and groups; video by Merry Citoli - "Pick Me Up") 

September 13, 2017 - Video 327
(Don - Tinnitus; Others Really Can Get It; success story 2)

September 12, 2017 - Video 326
(Don - Headaches/head pressure in withdrawal; caffeine, alcohol and vigilance; "rewiring" - what does it mean?)

September 11, 2017 - Video 325
(Don - Coming off Zoloft while in benzo withdrawal; Snowstorms, Realizations, Jury Duty and Stevie Nicks)

September 9, 2017 - Video 324
(Don - Vitamin D; No, we are not delicate flowers after withdrawal; postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS))

September 8, 2017 - Video 323
(Don - Anxiety in withdrawal; Letter from Dr. Jennifer)

September 7, 2017 - Video 322
(Don - Dr. Jennifer; blood pressure in withdrawal; 2 years out and still with symptoms including stomach issues/bloatiness; "I am the worst and causing others who have healed to avoid me."; I Really Was in There the Whole Time)

September 6, 2017 - Video 321
(Don - window/wave rapid cycling; tapering phenibut during/after withdrawal; spiritual aspects of withdrawal; A Profound Truth)

September 5, 2017 - Video 320
(Don - Traumatic effects of playing the blame game; sinus and odor symptoms in withdrawal; windows/waves and "fine-tuning")

September 4, 2017 - Video 319
(Don - A Shared Experience)

September 2, 2017 - Video 318
(Don - Hypersensitivity to smell of alcohol; setbacks of those who have healed?; alcohol after healing; My Tree of Hope)

September 1, 2017 - Video 317
(Don - Brain stability in benzo withdrawal; benzos, carcinognicity and "the truth," No Superman Here)

August 31, 2017 - Video 316
(Don - Feeling stress versus reacting to stress; Discerning Ones)

August 30, 2017 - Video 315
(Don - Residual symptoms and vigilance after withdrawal; exhaustion in withdrawal; A New and Improved Deja Vu)

August 29, 2017 - Video 314
(Don - Compassion Burnout)

August 28, 2017 - Video 313
(Don - Stress during withdrawal; ideas for benzo withdrawal support groups; Time Well Spent)

August 27, 2017 - Video 312
(Don - Happy, joyous, free email; The Sweetness of Parting; We Are All Different)

August 26, 2017 - Video 311
(Don - If It Had Never Happened; Keep Telling Your Story)

August 25, 2017 - Video 310
(Don - The Common Thread to Survival)

August 24, 2017 - Video 309
(Don - Getting through each day when it's bad; exercise in withdrawal and heart rate; stellate ganglion block)

August 23, 2017 - Video 308
(Don - Looking Back)

August 22, 2017 - Video 307
(Don - Relationships during withdrawal; A Tale of Two Stories)

August 21, 2017 - Video 306
(Don - Tachycardia; What would I do if I were in protracted withdrawal?) 

August 20, 2017 - Video 305
(Don - Windows/waves; Success story #1 of Collection)

August 19, 2017 - Video 304
(Don - Average duration of benzo withdrawal; irreversibility/permanence of symptoms of withdrawal; life stress and stress during withdrawal; Tyleol/NSAIDs during withdrawal; disability claims from withdrawal; sensitivity of those who are empathetic and setting boundaries; guilt when loved ones are affected or feel burnout)
August 18, 2017 - Video 303
(Don - Epigenetics - alteration of gene expression; Post-withdrawal - titanium or eggshells?)

August 17, 2017 - Video 302
(Don - Anxiety, stress, the "good life"; blood tests; inflammation; supplements, beware of forum "advice")

August 16, 2017 - Video 301 
(Don - Dr. Jennifer)

August 15, 2017 - Video 300
(The Blind Will See...And Maybe Even Be Led)

August 14, 2017 - Video 299
(Don - The Treasure: Pioneers With a New Perspective, Purpose and Paradigm (Part 2); Bittersweet)

August 13, 2017 - Video 298
(Don - Drinking alcohol while in withdrawal or after withdrawal is like playing with fire; stress created by others; benzos becoming paradoxical)

August 12, 2017 - Video 297
(Don - Fear and anxiety in a wave)

August 11, 2017 - Video 296
(Don - Switching benzos during taper; symptoms, diet and nerve pain; stress; The Treasure: Pioneers With a New Perspective, Purpose and Paradigm (Part 1))

August 10, 2017 - Video 295
(Don - Vigilance after withdrawal is over; The Starry Night)

August 9, 2017 - Video 294
(Don - CBD oil; Is It Ever Really Over?)

August 8, 2017 - Video 293
(Don - Withdrawal analogy; other drugs in withdrawal; depression in withdrawal: floxing) 

August 7, 2017 - Video 292
(Don - Radio tuning analogy; True Treasures of Life)

August 6, 2017 - Video 291
(Don - Article on gabapentin and neuroplasticity; tapering rate question) 

August 5, 2017 - Video 290
(Don - Stellate ganglion block; someone else "having your back" in withdrawal; DHEA (endogenous steroid hormone) and facing withdrawal head on; feeling no improvment is not an indicator of greater damage or permanent damage)

August 3, 2017 - Video 289
(Don - Endocrine system; tapering rates; return of symptoms during waves)

August 1, 2017 - Video 288
(Don - Thought and feelings in withdrawal)

July 31, 2017 - Video 287
(Don - Endocrine system; cortisol; cold turkey and reinstatement)

July 30, 2017 - Video 286
(Don - My general timeline of improvement in withdrawal; physical/mental symptoms; windows and waves; physical body movements and pain in withdrawal;receding gums; pregnancy, hormones and gabapentin)  

July 27, 2017 - Video 285 
(Don - Why don't doctors get it....or do they?; To Infinity and Beyond!)

July 26, 2017 - Video 284
(Don - Windows are evidence of healing; sleep; SSRIs, endocrine system and benzo withdrawal; The Power of Hope)

July 25, 2017 - Video 283
(Don - Z-drugs and benzos; a dosing question - half-life and loss coefficient for Valium)

July 24, 2017 - Video 282
(Don - No, it's not a mental disorder; tapering from other drugs during withdrawal; nerve growth factor)

July 22, 2017 - Video 281
(Don - It's not permanent brain damage; memory issues during withdrawal; stress and revving of symptoms; nerve growth factor)

July 21, 2017 - Video 280
(Don - Conceptual model - benzodiazepines, PTSD, sympathetic nervous system, central nervous system)

July 20, 2017 - Video 279
(Don - Ocular migraines; Reestablishing and Reconnecting)


July 19, 2017 - Video 278
(Don - Stellate ganglion block and pulse radiofrequency - a case study)

July 18, 2017 - Video 277
(Don - Stellate ganglion block - others' experience)

July 17, 2017 - Video 276
(Don - OCD; There is no "perfect" way to taper; stellate ganglion block)

July 15, 2017 - Video 275   (2 videos including "interview" with Karla and Eddie)
(Don - "The dose makes the poison?" - What if this tenet of toxicology was applied to benzodiazepines and other drugs?; How a Toxicologist Might Look at Benzos)

July 14, 2017 - Video 274
(Don - Other drugs in benzo withdrawal "The dose makes the poison."; excitotoxicity; SGB - a "cure" for at least one person)

July 13, 2017 - Video 273  (You will have to turn volume up on this one.)
(Don - Catastrophic thinking and fear; SSRI adverse/paradoxical reactions and speed of withdrawal)

  July 11, 2017 - Video 272  World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day
(Don - Reactions to other drugs before benzos (doxycycline); stress/doubt from others not believing it's withdrawal; effects on erectile function) 

July 10, 2017 - Video 271  (2 Videos - including Benzo Blue by Richard D. Lewis) 
 (Don - Some good news but "not quite there;" wave and new symptom of grogginess in morning; tolerance versus tolerance withdrawal; migraine aura as a symptom; "Is this just the new me?"; suicidal ideation when someone else doesn't make it)

July 8, 2017 - Video 270
(Don - Tolerance withdrawal and paradoxical reactions; trying to make sense of symptoms) 

July 7, 2017 - Video 269
(Don - PTSD/PTSI, beno withdrawal and the stellate ganglion block; The Power of Hope

July 6, 2017 - Video 268
(Don - Insomnia/burning in withdrawal; differing withdrawal symptoms with different benzos; heart rate in withdrawal and fear that it's "something else;" dental work in withdrawal; imbalance and "creepy feeling" in withdrawal)  

July 5, 2017 - Video 267
(Don - Variability of withdrawal; Reestablishing and Reconnecting - return of relationships)

July 4, 2017 - Video 266
(Don - Reynauds Syndrome/circulation; They Don't Know What to Do or Say)

July 3, 2017 - Video 265
(Don - "Rescue video" - need your ideas; tinnitus/hearing loss; agoraphobia/morning cortisol/loss of enrgy and motivation)

July 2, 2017 - Video 264
(Don - You are warriors!; stress intolerance in withdrawal; "tough as nails" versus normal sensitivity - you get both as you begin to feel well)

July 1, 2017 - Video 263 
(Don - Rescue doses during withdrawal; symptoms - weight loss and exercise in withdrawal; my wife during my withdrawal)

June 30, 2017 - Video 262 (2 videos)
(Don - Validation emails - symptoms; starting anti-depressants in withdrawal; agoraphobia and other symptoms; trying to make sense of withdrawal from our past; healing during tapering; Michelle - 3-year anniversary!)

June 29, 2017 - Video 261
(Don - Organic fear of withdrawal; What will happen at the end of a slow taper?; multiple, strange physical symptoms and fear/panic; Does the trauma/PTSD and depression of withdrawal cause depression and PTSD when withdrawal is over?) 

June 28, 2017 - Video 260
(Don - Acceptance and coping during withdrawal)

June 27, 2017 - Video 259
(Don - Akathisia; neurogenesis/BDNF; windows/waves; Propecia; onset of new symptoms in withdrawal; hangover cure for benzo withdrawal?)

June 26, 2017 - Video 258
(Don - Polydrugging story; keeping hope alive; a success story; someone else "seeing herself return;" alteration of gene expression; increase in symptoms during period)

June 25, 2017 - Video 257
(Don - Bitterness, resentment, hatred; forums and groups)

June 24, 2017 - Video 256
(Don - Reading and discussion of article in The Library: The Walk - A Healed Hope)

  June 23, 2017 - Video 255
(Don - Relationships return as we return; eating and appetite; new post in The Story Room - Tapering Other Drugs During Withdrawal: Should I or Shouldn't I?)

June 22, 2017 - Video 254
(Don - Intrusive thoughts; windows/waves; iatragenic illness)

June 21, 2017 - Video 253
(Don - Change in symptoms as indicator of progress?; Is it tolerance or toxic symptoms caused by drug?)

June 20, 2017 - Video 252
(Don - Other drugs in withdrawal; depression in withdrawal and others noticing improvement before we do; tapering)

June 19, 2017 - Video 251 
(Don - Other drugs in withdrawal - gabapentin; faith and The Spirit in withdrawal) 

June 18, 2017 - Video 250
(Don - Kindling; suicidal feelings; forums and groups; God feeling non-existent)

June 17, 2017 - Video 249
(Don - Healing from antidepressants; symptoms of someone currently struggling; kindling from prior benzo use and discontinuation; it's a game of survival until wellness is reached)

June 16, 2017 - Video 248
(Don - Waves that happen before wellness; akathisia leaving; morning symptoms; stress; nortryptiline for sleep and appetite; can the brain heal during awakeness?) 

June 15, 2017 - Video 247
(Don -  Windows/waves; pain, tapering, enjoying others when withdrawal ends; my faith)

June 14, 2017 - Video 246
(Don - Comparing our healing to that of others; sweating/hormones; return of relationships after withdrawal)

June 13, 2017 - Video 245
(Don - Yes, Don really is a lucky guy, but you will be too. Healing is happening and wellness is coming; need suggestions about what gives the most hope - videos, writings, phone calls?)

June 12, 2017 - Video 244
(Don - Another healed person doing consultations; healing timeframes and patterns)

June 10, 2017 - Video 243
(Don - Waves intensifying through withdrawal; how do we know when withdrawal is over?; akathisia - it does go away)

June 9, 2017 - Video 242 (2 videos)
(Don - Getting off other drugs while in withdrawal; body feeling like it's dying during withdrawal; what others thought about me during my withdrawal; Angela's update and experience)

June 8, 2017 - Video 241
(Don - Faith and feeling connected to God; words of hope and encouragement from another who  has healed)

June 7, 2017 - Video 240
(Don - Benzo withdrawal mimicking "syndromes" and disorders; my derealization experience)

June 6, 2017 - Video 239
(Don - Acceptance and symptoms)

June 5, 2017 - Video 238
(Don - Testimony for Massachusetts benzo bill; can this really be withdrawal?; cannabidiol (CBD) oil; flaring of pain in withdrawal)  

June 3, 2017 - Video 237   (This video was made on June 3. I forgot to publish it. My bad.) 
(Don - My experience with dizziness in withdrawal; healing during tapering)

June 2, 2017 - Video 236
(Don - We are not "doing this to ourselves"; other drugs; email from someone one year off and slowly improving)

June 1, 2017 - Video 235
(Don - Cortisol and food; symptoms during a wave; get off Remeron in withdrawal?; why don't pre-existing conditions return?)

May 31, 2017 - Video 234
(Don - Benzo withdrawal depression is not pre-existing depression; micro-tapering; how to know when to come off other drugs) 

May 30, 2017 - Video 233
(Don - Other drugs while in withdrawal; Lamictal (lamotrigine); phosphotidylserine; feeling "huge" life when withdrawal is over)

May 29, 2017 - Video 232
(Don - Anxiety; feeling hopeless, but there is hope and I will hold onto it for you)

May 28, 2017 - Video 231
(Don - A story of poly-drugging like many; Phenibut and other GABA analogues) 

May 27, 2017 - Video 230
(Don - Endocrine system, hormones, neurosteroids; pre-existing depression and other symptoms; dizziness/imbalance)

May 26, 2017 - Video 229
(Don - Benzo withdrawal and PTSD while on an antidepressant; L-carnithine; some thoughts about withdrawal wellness and Summer of 42 )

May 25, 2017 - Video 228
(Don - Baclofen; wanting to run away; floxing; a wave at 20 months)

May 24, 2017 - Video 227
(Don - Depressed memories; setbacks at one year off sometimes; your thoughts are not you; Chris Paige - another survivor who does EMDR therapy and whom you can contact - more information to come)

May 23, 2017 - Video 226
(Don - Brain shrinkage; rapid heart rate; brutal physical symptoms; we are not what we are thinking (our thought) in withdrawal; people have healed while on other drugs)

May 22, 2017 - Video 225
(Don - Bitterness, resentment, self-hatred)

May 21, 2017 - Video 224
(Don - My drinking blackouts; grapefruit potentiation while on drugs; my tapering experience)

May 20, 2017 - Video 223
(Don - A convoluted story with many withdrawal symptoms)

May 19, 2017 - Video 222
(Don - Holidays during withdrawal; wanting to die in withdrawal, yet it does have purpose and meaning)

May 18, 2017 - Video 221
(Don - Getting worn out by the process of withdrawal; interdose withdrawal and tapering; sleep) 

May 17, 2017 - Video 220
(Don - Heart palpitations; reinstating psychotropic drugs after coming off during benzo withdrawal)

May 16, 2017 - Video 219
(Don - Vigilance, oil of oregano and other things; potency of different benzos)

May 15, 2017 - Video 218
(Don - A non-invasive treatment for withdrawal?; return of symptoms after feeling well for a long time)

May 14, 2017 - Video 217
(Don - Propofol; duration of withdrawal; return of symptoms when off for a long time)

May 13, 2017 - Video 216
(Don - No matter how far down we have gone in withdrawal, when we get to the other side, we will see things more clearly and not regret our past.)

May 12, 2017 - Video 215
(Don - Acid reflux/heartburn during withdrawal; Tapering)

May 11, 2017 - Video 214
(Don - Age and withdrawal; sources substantiating duration of withdrawal; all success stories are evidence that we are all healing - we are all different; stellate ganglion block as a source of hope)

May 10, 2017 - Video 213
(Don - Neurologists and others in the medical community do not know "the answers"; expanding the network of "providers" to those in withdrawal)

May 9, 2017 - Video 212
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose, pillars, promises; Remeron in withdrawal; liquid SSRI; benzo rage versus bitterness/resentment and others who don't understand what we are going through)

May 8, 2017 - Video 211
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose, pillars, promises; withdrawal depression; "soldiers, medics and the injured")

May 7, 2017 - Video 210
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose, pillars, promises; exercise in withdrawal, gabapentin, hormones; what did my wife believe when I was in withdrawal?; muscle loss in withdrawal; someone with a great window)

May 6 , 2017 - Video 209
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide  purpose, pillars, promises; sharing my story with others who don't know the misery; boaty/dizzy feelings)

May 5, 2017 - Video 208
(Don -  Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose, pillars, promises; getting off/adding other drugs while in withdrawal; return of symptoms; withdrawal depression) 

May 4, 2017 - Video 207
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose, pillars, promises - new!!   link to pdf file is now in The Hangout under Video Room discussion; protracted withdrawal windows/waves; anti-depressants in benzo withdrawal) 

May 3, 2017 - Video 206
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose, pillars, promises; success story of Merry Citoli)

May 2, 2017 - Video 205
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose/pillars/promises; withdrawal anxiety; other miscellaneous stuff
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May 1, 2017 - Video 204
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose/pillars/promises; stressors; when someone in withdrawal takes their life; 45 good and hopeful truths)  

April 30, 2017 - Video 203
(Don - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide purpose/pillars/promises; difficult weekends in withdrawal; restlessness)
  
April 29, 2017 - Video 202
(Don - Other drugs in withdrawal; gaining weight; the thoughts ARE the symptoms; Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide Fellowship - draft purpose, pillars/truths, and promises)

April 28, 2017 - Video 201
(Don - An explanation of the diet discussion in Video 200)

April 28, 2017 - Video 200
(Don - How diet can affect withdrawal waves; long tapering not a guarantee to easy withdrawal; fear/looping thoughts)

April 27, 2017 - Video 199
(Don - Coming off other drugs while in withdrawal; endocrine system; remaining residual effects/symptoms; Do doctors really not believe withdrawal is real?) 

April 26, 2017 - video 198
(Don - Waves; supplements; fatigue/exhaustion; adrenal fatigue)

April 25, 2017 - Video 197
(Don - Readings related to God if you can read in withdrawal; spiritual songs I listened to in withdrawal - Blessings by Laura Story, Remind Me Who I Am by Jason Gray)

April 24, 2017 - Video 196
(Don - How I got through a day in withdrawal - daily rituals/routines)

April 23, 2017 - Video 195
(Don - Anhedonia and fatigue; return of cognition and getting "in the zone")

April 22, 2017 - Video 194
(Don - We are all different and have different perspectives - Preface of my book)

April 21, 2017 - Video 193
(Don - No one has a crystal ball when it comes to psychotropic drugs; reinstatement)

April 20, 2017 - Video 192
(Don - AA mindset and how it relates to withdrawal from psychotropic drugs - Withdrawal Warriors Worldwide?)

April 19, 2017 - Video 191
(Don - We are all different but so are others in our lives; Baylissa's impassioned words; psychotropic drug withdrawal "fellowship")

April 18, 2017 - Video 190
(Don - Lightheadedness; using the basic format of AA/NA for a psychotropic drug withdrawal program? but vastly different from those programs)

April 17, 2017 - Video 189
(Don - Derealization; my history with medical professionals during my withdrawal experience)

April 16, 2017 - Video 188
(Don - Easter - Newness of Life! - how it felt as I got well - and you will too!)

April 15, 2017 - Video 187
(Don - Personal miscellanea, akathisia, spiritual aspects of my withdrawal)

April 14, 2017 - Video 186
(Don - Effect of jumping from other drugs during benzo withdrawal, when does the "time off" calendar start?, Is healing a detour rather than direct?, spiritual part of my withdrawal) 

April 13, 2017 - Video 185
(Don - Looping mental torture; coming off other drugs - an analogy; benzo rage)

April 12, 2017 - Video 184

(Don - Benzo withdrawal and transformation; getting off other drugs; the hell of windows closing)
  
April 11, 2017 - Video 183
(Don - Floxing, acceptance that you are in benzo withdrawal and do not have some other disorder)

April 10, 2017 - Video 182
(Don - "Getting Through" -  feelings versus reality; acceptance; hope)
 
April 9, 2017 - Video 181
(Don - Tapering: You CAN get through the hell of tapering.)

April 8, 2017 - Video 180 - for caregivers
(Michelle - Support for caergivers) 

April 7, 2017 - Video 179
(Don - Correlation of dosage to intensity/duration of withdrawal?, discomfort around others during withdrawal, urine testing for neuro-transmitters)

April 6, 2017 - Video 178
(Don - Thyroid question, does age affect withdrawal?, exercise in withdrawal)

April 5, 2017 - Video 177 - for caregivers
(Don - For caregivers - Keep your loved one's hope alive at all costs)

April 3, 2017 - Video 176
(Don - Derealization, depersonalization, depression; how many people in withdrawal; kindling)

March 31, 2017 - Video 175
(Don - How this website started, helping others to understand withdrawal)

March 30, 2017 - Video 174
(Don - Ideas for other videos, how to convince others about withdrawal, grab for hope anywhere you can find it, why the "mindset" of psychiatrists can rarely be changed) 

March 28, 2017 - Video 173
(Don - Sometimes others do "sort of get it.")

March 26, 2017 - Video 172
(Don - Some words about PTSD, a success story, what to do about other drugs while in withdrawal)

March 22, 2017 - Video 171
(Don - Purpose of life and benzo withdrawal, drug interactions , how to get others to understand)
  
(Michelle - update - sleep, akathisia, relationships)

March 17, 2017 - Video 169
(Don - Relationships (primarily) and some miscellaneous topics)

March 16, 2017 - Video 168
(Don - MTHFR gene mutation, vitamins B12 and D and methylation)

March 15, 2017 - Video 167
(Don - Visual symptoms, mthfr gene mutation/vitamin B12 (on hold), benzo rage, withdrawal effect on relationships)

March 11, 2017 - Video 166
(Don - How did my wife get through my withdrawal, and how does she like Mr. Happy, Joyous and Free now?)

March 10, 2017 - Video 165
(Don - Lysine, what psychotropic drug to get off first?)

March 10, 2017 - Video 164
(Don - Healing during tapering?, extreme disconnected feeling, appearing normal in withdrawal) 

March 6, 2017 - Video 163
(Don - Oscillating of symptoms, being a scientist who has faith in the Creator)

March 6, 2017 - Video 162
(Don - Concussions, cold turkeying other drugs in withdrawal, no apparent relationship between length of benzo use/dose and duration of withdrawal, why no benzo withdrawal houses?) 

March 4, 2017 - Video 161
(Don -  Symptoms of withdrawal, toxic beyond-nightmare sleep)

March 3, 2017 - Video 160
(Don - 18.5 months off SSRI and getting windows, heavy drinking and benzos doesn't mean we are not able to heal)

February 27, 2017 - Video 159
(Don - GABA analogues - gabapentin, pregabalin, phenibut; doing things in withdrawal; return of symptoms)

February 23, 2017 - Video 158
(Don - Is it really withdrawal?, Chronic fatigue syndrome, glutamate, supplements, confusion/disorientation, morning mental sensitivity)

February 21, 2017 - Video 157
(Don - Dust up from last video, some words about tapering)

February 18, 2017 - Video 156
(Don - Benzo withdrawal and staying on other drugs while in withdrawal)

February 14, 2017 - Video 155
(Don - Return of symptoms after feeling well; psychosis, paranoia, intrusive thoughts and other bizarre thinking) 

February 13, 2017 - Video 154
(Don - Mystery and magic of life! - continuation of video 153. Link is in The Voice Within Room)

February 11, 2017 - Video 153
(Don - Post-withdrawal spiritual transformation and profound truths - link is in The Voice Within Room)

February 9, 2017 - Video 152
(Don - Testimonial guidelines/elements - Please send testimonial stories!, huge list of benzo withdrawal symptoms from TRAP, going through withdrawal while on other drugs)

February 7, 2017 - Video 151
(Don - Miracle of healing, your stories for another website, physical pain, fibromyalgia, visual symptoms, effects of stress) 

February 4, 2017 - Video 150
(Don - You will be normal again, waves/being around others in withdrawal, return of zest for life and enthusiasm, how do I know we heal?)

February 2, 2017 - Video 149
(Don - Any suggestions for website?, neck/back pain, 100% healed?, "nervous breakdown"?)

January 26, 2017 - Video 148
(Don - Stellate ganglion block research - a way to reverse or get rid of PTSD?)

January 25, 2017 - Video 147
(Don - Symptoms in waves, visceral pain, stellate gasnglion block research in next video)

January 21, 2017 - Video 146 (2 videos)
(Don - Hope (first video) and hope continued with short success story (second video))

January 19, 2017 - Video 145
(Don - Scrupulosity - fear of being damned by The Creator, working during withdrawal)

January 17, 2017 - Video 144
(Don - "Will I be the same old messed up me I was before I took drugs?" or "Who will I be when this is over?")

January 15, 2017 - Video 143
(Don - Insomnia, disturbing benzo awareness videos, air hunger, waves, dizziness) 

January 12, 2017 - Video 142
(Don - Muscle tension/stiffness, anxiety, cortisol surges upon waking, DNR for limbic system/amygdala, derealization or realization?)

January 10, 2017 - Video 141
(Don - Inability to urinate, setback versus wave, stress during withdrawal)

January 6, 2017 - Video 140 - Link is in The Voice Within Room
(Don - Spiritual transformation resulting from benzo withdrawal - Karla)

January 5, 2017 - Video 139 (two videos)
(Don - new/more intense symptoms, "Is this the previous me? Is this really benzo withdrawal?" Imitrex for migraines - Christian, Anonymous, Angie; Michelle - Remembering gifts to keep hope alive)

December 31, 2016 - Video 138 (two videos)
(MIchelle - New Year's video and Don - New Year's video - Jon)

December 28, 2016 - Video 137
(Don - Medical marijuana, cough syrup, insomnia, SSRIs in withdrawal, a positive improvement email - Guida, Renae, Catherine, Mel)

December 24, 2016 - Video 136
(Don - Christmas Eve - "just talking")

December 24, 2016 - Video 135
(Don - Hopeful new area of research involving PTSD that could apply to withdrawal, sound/light sensitivity, getting off other drugs in withdrawal, level of alcohol in Lexapro liquid - Karen, Catherine, Anonymous) 

December 20, 2016 - Video 134
(Don - Akathisia, anti-psychotics, SSRIs, groin pain, visual/balance symptoms - Anonymous, Jon, Karen)

December 13, 2016 - Video 133 - Link is in The Voice Within Room
(Don - Joy! - Karla)

December 13, 2016 - Video 132
(Don - Rescue doses, positive emails, joyous success story - Anonymous, Traci, Karla)

December 9, 2016 - Video 131
(Don - Story of improvement, intrusive thoughts, obsessive thoughts, restless legs - William, Diego, Catherine)

December 6, 2016 - Video 130
(Don - ECT update, cog fog, SSRIs and other drugs during benzo withdrawal - We are all different! - Kevin, anonymous) 

December 3, 2016 - Video 129
(Michelle - Coping tools in withdrawal)   

December 1, 2016 - Video 128
(Don - 2 hopeful/healing emails, How do I know when it is over? - John, Renae, Jon, Anonymous)

November 29, 2016 - Video 127
(Don - Visual analogy, using a Sudoku puzzle, of why it logically makes more sense to come off other psychotropic drugs after benzo withdrawal is over. Hope it makes sense to someone.)  

November 28, 2016 - Video 126
(Don - Returning symptoms, validation, others' continued insistence that one cannot heal till off all drugs - Robert, Karen, Catherine, Anonymous) 

November 23, 2016 -Video 125
Thanksgiving Eve
(Don - My Thanksgiving List - it gets better and better, and it all awaits you!)

November 23, 2016 - Video 124 
(Don - New benzo survivor book available - Accidental Addict: A True Story of Pain & Healing...
by Linda Crew, check it out under the tab "Other Stuff" on this website)

November 22, 2016 - Video 123
(Don - Fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, POTS, "creepy" feelings, fear, you are NOT going insane, windows/waves - Jon, Karla, Bree)

November 19, 2016 - Video 122
(Don - Cortisol, akathisia, PTSD - Jon, Karen, Catherine)

November 15, 2016 - Video 121
(Don - Explanation of video 120, more ECT update)

November 14, 2016 - Video 120 
(NOT Don's final video - Update of ECT progress)

November 7, 2016 - Video 119
(Don - ECT as a treatment option?, Waves at 20 months, increase in appetite as a withdrawal symptom) 

November 3, 2016 - Video 118
(Don - Why website was down, research results, withdrawal depression, yawning, getting off other drugs in benzo withdrawal)

October 31, 2016 - Video 117
(Don - Windows and waves, doctors' resistance to acknowledging benzo withdrawal, nightmares, sensory overload when driving, not wanting to do things in withdrawal versus wanting to want to do things, Who will the "new me" be? - Lucijan, Diego, Christian, Laura, Renae)  

October 31, 2016 - Video 116
(Don - Prayer from my early withdrawal, research update, reinstatement usually a very bad idea)

October 25, 2016 - Video 115
(Don - trip to Virginia "dream", bone broth, GAD, VLLDN, local anesthetic for dental work - Karen, America's Pharmacist)

October 18, 2016 - Video 114
(Michelle - Windows/waves, thing you can do to help yourself through withdrawal)

October 18, 2016 - Video 113
(Don - Physical symptoms - pimples/blemishes, wave at one year off, messages of healing hope from two others, the gift of healing - Diego, Jon, John)

October 14, 2016 - Video 112
(Don - Physical symptoms versus mental symptoms, coming off other drugs in benzo withdrawal, fear that it will never end - Jon, Christine, Karen, Christian)

October 10, 2016 - Video 111
(Don - Gradual healing versus windows/waves, sleep and withdrawal - Karen, Anonymous)

October 5, 2016 - Videos 110a and 110b
(Jose - Her story of healing and returning to a happy life. There is a little bit of overlap in these two videos.)

October 2, 2016 - Video 109
(Don - derealization/depersonalizaion as a "condition" apart from withdrawal, suicidal ideation/feelings, kindling and effect of coming off anti-depressant during withdrawal, extreme fatigue in withdrawal, video treat coming from one who has healed recently - Christine, Karen, Karla, Renae, Jose) 

September 29, 2016 - Video 108
(Michelle - Nearly 24 months off, continued healing, looping thoughts in withdrawal)

September 27, 2016 - Video 107
(Don - Panic attacks, length of withdrawal, will I be the "old me"?, supplements - Karla, anonymous)  

September 22, 2016 - Videos 106a and 106b
(Don - Herbs and amino acid supplements, fear that other psychotropic drugs are interfering with healing - Julie, Christine, Catherine)

September 19, 2016 - Video 105
(Don - Weekend encounter - benzo story)

September 16, 2016 - Video 104
(Don - Dr. Jenn's good life, fear, anxiety, other drugs, surgery during benzo withdrawal, others "not getting it" - Jon. Karen, Catherine) 

September 12, 2016 - Video 103
(Don - Tree of Freedom, symptoms at 19 months, weight loss) 

​September 10, 2016 - Video 102​​
(You will need to use headphones for this one. If you can't hear it, let me know. I'll do it again.
Don - PTSD after withdrawal, fear, acceptance and hope - Bree, Catherine)

September 6, 2016 - Video 101
(Don - "Switches" - It can happen fast)

September 2, 2016 - Video 100
(Don - Communication with others who have healed)

August 31, 2016 - Video 99
(Don - Irrational fear, getting off other drugs in benzo withdrawal - SSRIs)

August 27, 2016 - Video 98
(Don - My physical and mental symptoms in benzo withdrawal and "vestigial sensations" - Jon)

August 26, 2016 - Video 97
(Don - Steroids, my remaining physical "sensations," epigenetics and benzo withdrawal - Diego, Karen)

August 23, 2016 - Video 96
(Don - muscle symptoms, tightness/tension, fear - Jon, Diego, Donette, Catherine, Gail)

August 19, 2016 - Video 95
(Don - coffee and withdrawal, fear, dizziness, burning nerve pain - Debbie, Karen, Bree. Check out this website of Suzy Cohen

August 18, 2016 - Video 94
(Michelle - Words of hope and healing)

August 15, 2016 - Videos 93a and 93b
(Don - Notes from my own withdrawal experience)

August 13, 2016 - Video 92
(Don - Fear of withdrawal returning in future, can fear keep us from healing?. adrenalin surges - Catherine, Karen, Donette)

August 9, 2016 - Video 91
(Don - Part 2 - Parents helping son or daughter through withdrawal)

August 8, 2016 - Video 90
(Don - Part 1 - Parents helping son or daughter through withdrawal)

August 6, 2016 - Video 89
(Don - My 6th benzo-free anniversary, glutamate, the brain's bizarre thinking and lying to itself - Jon, Bree)

August 1, 2016 - Video 88
(Don - depersonalization/derealization, different people having different symptoms, Is having symptoms more than a year out normal? - Bree, Jon, Karen) 

July 29, 2016 - Video 87
(Don - Fearing that benzo withdrawal is something else like mental illness - Catherine) 

July 27, 2016 - Video 86
(Don - Others not understanding withdrawal, benzo solubility, brain swelling?, what is the real damage?, status of research papers, "spontaneous remission" - Christine, Karen)
 
July 22, 2016 - Video 85
(Don - GoFundMe for Angela, Fluoroquinolone antibiotics, depersonalization/derealization, tapering from other drugs in benzo withdrawal - Jon, Christine)

July 19, 2016 - Video 84
(Don - Study on benzo carcinogenicity, mirtazepine, healing during tapering?, looking for others who are interested in the science - Jon, Jose)

July 15, 2016 - Video 83 
(Don - Courage, karma and love - Ben's FB post)

July 13, 2016 - Video 82
(Don - Variability of benzo withdrawal and possible reason for it, discussion on development of new benzo-like drugs - Aliza, Christine, Anonymous) 

July 11, 2016 - Video 81
(Don - World Benzodiazepine Awareness Day video) 

July 7, 2016 - Video 79 and 80
(Don (79) - Introduction of Karen K, individual drop box videos, delayed withdrawal, late waves in withdrawal - Karen, Catherine,
Karen K (80) - her story of hope and healing)  
 
July 5, 2016 - Video 77 and 78
(Don - Draft of papers resulting from my research/thoughts on what benzodiazepines may have done to my brain and may be doing to your brain - (1) Benzodiazepines: What Have They Done to My Brain? and (2) Benzodiazepines: If I Were My Brain, What Would I Do?

July 1, 2016 - Video 76
(Don - My timeline, what about scary protracted posts/stories?, kindling - Tanya, Karen)

June 27, 2016 - Video 75
(Don - Fear from setback of others, "fear of myself," sleep terrors/jerks, fear that it's not withdrawal, back pain - Karen, Jon, Joy)    

June 24, 2016 - Video 74
(Don - Dizziness on standing, lack of energy, fatigue, polydrugging and symptoms, neuroscience discussion - Jon, Jose, Diego, Rene)  

June 22, 2016 - Video 73
(Don - Intrusive thoughts, protracted withdrawal, other drugs in withdrawal, sleep and Remeron, tapering - Wendy, Sue, Jose)

June 19, 2016 - Video 72
(Don - Intrusive thoughts, feeling of permanence, obsessive-compulsive feelings, duration of withdrawal not a function of damage, blood pressure/beta blockers, flumazenil - Catherine, Donette, Jon, anonymous) 

June 16, 2016 - Video 71
(Don - Spiritual part of my withdrawal journey - Part 2)

June 15, 2016 - Video 70
(Don - Spiritual part of my withdrawal journey - Part 1)

June 13, 2016 - Video 69
(Don - Mental symptoms of withdrawal, dizziness when standing, relationships - Bree, Jon, Sara)

June10, 2016 - Video 68
(Don - Two healing/success emails, adding psychotropic drugs in benzo withdrawal, link to Bloom in Wellness suicidal ideation video and invincibility after withdrawal is over - Cheree, Laura, Bruce)

June 7, 2016 - Video 67
(Don - Audrey's video on Loved One's Guide to Benzo Withdrawal, Benzos and cancer? - Jon)

June 5, 2016 - Video 66
(Don - Other drugs while in benzo withdrawal (going on and getting off), formication/physical sensations, how to help those with no supp0rt - Catherine, Gail, Jon, Kathryn)

June 3, 2016 - Video 65
(Don - Various symptoms of withdrawal, emails - Sue, Donette, Christine, Cathy) 

May 31, 2016 - Video 64
(Don - Trouble accessing videos, withdrawal symptoms (fatigue, akathisia, waves), other drugs during benzo withdrawal - Gerrie) 

May 30, 2016 - Video 63
(Two videos including one about acceptance from Loved Ones Guide by Amy; Don - Caregiver/loved one - acceptance)

May 27, 2016 - Video 62
(Don - Symptoms of benzo withdrawal, neuroscience, no brain shrinkage, miscellaneous - Karen)

May 23, 2016 - Video 61 
(Don - Symptoms of benzo withdrawal - anxiety, derealization, fear, skin sensations, tension - Catherine, Bree)
  
May 19, 2016 - Video 60
(Don - Update of neuroscience project, physical symptoms, benzo rage - Brandy, Lisa)

May 10, 2016 - Video 59 and Video 59 continued
(Don - Neuroscience update and relationships in withdrawal)

May 8, 2016 - Video 58 
(Progress at 19 months; working on treatment mode for benzo withdrawal to include intrinsic healing, education about the brain, finding support; looking for your suggestions)   

May 6, 2016 - Video 57
(Sonja - More than 3 years off benzos and no longer protracted. Includes video 40 when she was 9 months off benzos.)

May 3, 2016 - Video 56
(Don - Yes, it is normal. Symptoms from my withdrawal experience - Christine)

May 1, 2016 - Video 55
(Don - anxiety and fear, morphing/changing of symptoms, phases/states of withdrawal - Tanya, Joy, Catherine)

April 30, 2016 - Video 54
(Don - Check out www.lovedonesguidetobenzowithdrawal.com, neuroscience update, symptoms - fear, weakness, derealization - Donette, Bree, Karen)

April 28, 2016 - Video 53
(Don - New book - Healing From Psychiatry: The Artist's Perspective, new benzo website for caregivers/loved ones www.lovedonesguidetobenzowithdrawal.com, alteration of gene expression analogy)

April 23, 2016 - Video 52
(Don - Withdrawing from a second psychotropic drug, phone calls, "expert" opinions, Dr. Oz Show - benzos)

April 21, 2016 - Video 51
(Don - Fear, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, window/wave - Bree, Christina, Karen, anonymous)

April 19, 2016 - Video 50
(Don - rough draft of neuroscience study/research, kindling - Donette, Lisa)  

April 14, 2016 - Video 49
(Don - It's not "permanent," protracted withdrawal, neuroscience -Bree, Lisa)

April 7, 2016 - Video 48
(Don - Telling your story when well, windows/waves, alcohol, long-term/short-term use - Donette, Kay)  

April 5, 2016 - Video 47
(Don - Massachusetts benzo informed consent bill, neuroscience, alcohol/benzos) 

April 1, 2016 - Video 46
(Don - Relationships with your children, withdrawal "meaning" - Robyn)

March 30, 2016 - Video 45
(Don - Mental symptoms of withdrawal - Traci and Tracy)

March 28, 2016 - Video 44 
(Don - Fear, panic, other withdrawal symptoms, relationships)

March 26, 2016 - Video 43
(Don - Withdrawal symptoms - emails and messages)

March 16, 2016 - Video 42
(Don - Withdrawal symptoms)

March 14, 2016 - Video 41
(Don - Withdrawal panic attacks, depression, derealization and other symptoms)

March 12, 2016 - Video 40
(Sonja - Her story at 9 months off benzos. She is now well at 3 years off and will post a followup.)

March 11, 2016 - Video 39
(Don - A new healed one coming - Sonja, neuroscience progress, mental/emotional symptoms) 

March 3, 2016 - Video 38
(Don - Acute withdrawal, neuroscience, Alternative to Meds) 

March 3, 2016 - Video 37
(Don - Bus ride, not mentally ill despite others' opinion, cognition problems) 

March 1, 2016 - Video 36
(Update on her progress and her work)

February 22, 2016 - Video 35
(Don - Windows, emotional sensitivity, neuroscience)

February 18, 2016 - Video 34
(Don - The Greatest Hope No One Talks About)

February 8, 2016 - Video 33
(Don - "I ain't afraid to die anymore. I done it already." - The Revenant)
 
February 5, 2016 - Video 32
(Karen - Her story of withdrawal from Klonopin)
 
February 2, 2016 - Video 31
(Don - Distractions in withdrawal)
 
January 31, 2016 - Video 30
(Don - How it felt when withdrawal symptoms began to lift) 
 
January 29, 2016 - Video 29
(Don - Euphoria is not bipolar, own your own withdrawal, FB group - Freedom from Psych Drugs, words about neuroscience)   
 
January 26, 2016 - Video 28
(Those who don't believe it's withdrawal will believe when you are well.) 
 
January 21, 2016 - Video 27
(Don - Acceptance)
 
January 16, 2016 - Video 25
(Don - 6-year anniversary of psych hospital admission, book excerpts, hope, hope, hope)
 
January 14, 2016 - Video 24
(Don - Crystal ball predictions, intrinsic healing, withdrawal is not permanent)
 
January 8, 2016 -Video 21
(Don - typical day in my withdrawal)
 
January 5, 2016 - Video 19
(Don - insomnia and The Voice Within room announcement)
 
December 31, 2015 - Video 17
(Don - Benzo rage and bitterness) 
 
December 28, 2015 - Video 16
(Don - "Healed" - What does it mean?)
 
December 27, 2015 - Video 15
(staying in the flow of the present, distraction)
 
December 23, 2015 - Video 14
(Don - "Twas the Eve of The Promise" - a poem)
 
December 22, 2015 - Video 13
(symptoms of my withdrawal, my first window)
 
December 21, 2015 - Video 12
(Don - relationships in withdrawal, caregiver burnout)
 
December 20, 2015 - Video 11
(staying in the present)
 
December 19, 2015 - Video 10
(introduction video)
 
December 18, 2015 - Video 9
(Don - website update and future topics) 

December 16, 2015 - Video 8 
(Don - windows and waves)
 
December 14, 2015 - Video 7
(Don - sensitive nervous system afte turning corner)
 
December 10, 2015 - Video 6
(Don - derealization)
 
December 7, 2015 - Video 5
(Don - how I know we all heal)
 
December 5, 2015 - Video 4
(Don - suggestions for topics, getting off other drugs versus staying off other drugs)
 
December 4, 2015 - Video 3
(Don - how to proceed with videos, fear, depression, derealization)
 
December 2, 2015 - Video 2
(Don - we are all different, spiritual journey, protracted withdrawal)
 
November 30, 2015 - Introduction Video
(Don - my withdrawal experience, this website, withdrawal fear)