Rock climber, author, and MIA Blogger Matt Samet discusses his experience becoming addicted to, and subsequently coming off of, benzodiazepines. Samet is a freelance journalist, former editor-in-chief of “Climbing Magazine” and author of the book “Death Grip: A Climber’s Escape from Benzo Madness” about his near fatal struggle with anxiety and depression. He has been an avid (and semi-professional) rock climber for nearly 25 years, and resides in Boulder, Colorado with his wife and young son. This is latest in a series of interviews and MIA blogger profiles to be featured on MadinAmerica.com
Mad in America hosts blogs by a diverse group of writers. These posts are designed to serve as a public forum for a discussion—broadly speaking—of psychiatry and its treatments. The opinions expressed are the writers’ own.