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Benzodiazepine Tapering: An Interview with Dr. Alexis Ritvo

Compass Opioid Stewardship Expert Spotlight

Release Date: 06/03/2022

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Host Rachael Duncan, PharmD sits down with Alexis Ritvo, MD, an assistant professor at CU Anschutz School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Program Director at Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Colorado to discuss all things benzodiazepines. Tune in to learn about tapering strategies, polypharma interactions and increased risks involving benzodiazepines and much more.

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Resources:

Sleepwell: Online CBTi resource

VA resources

https://mobile.va.gov/app/insomnia-coach

https://mobile.va.gov/app/cbt-i-coach

Colorado Crisis Services

Sondermind: looks at insurance and finds you covered providers in area you’re looking for

Denver mental health collective

Psychology Today: find therapist or other mental health professional

Alliance for Benzodiazepines

Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention benzodiazepine work group and resources for benzo prescribing/deprescribing