Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
If you’re suffering from an addiction to benzos, detoxifying under medical supervision is the safest option. Benzos are drugs that influence the brain’s delicate chemical balance, and when you attempt to detox these substances, withdrawal symptoms can potentially be intense.
The goal during detox is to minimize the severity of these symptoms and make the process as comfortable as possible. This can only be achieved when you detox under an experienced clinical team.
Benzodiazepines, also called “benzos,” are medications generally prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and insomnia. You may have heard of some brand name benzos, including Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan.
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What Exactly are Benzos?
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that act as CNS (central nervous system) depressants. This means that they suppress the function of many vital organs, affecting breathing, heart rate, and neural function. They are also extremely addictive and physical dependence may develop even when taken as directed, which pushes you to take increasing amounts of the drug to experience the same effect.
This makes benzos extremely dangerous. When larger doses are taken, or when these drugs are combined with alcohol, their depressant effects can be intensified. This puts you at risk for potentially fatal side effects.
Benzos are typically prescribed due to their antidepressant qualities. Ironically it’s the beneficial effects of benzos (improved mood, serenity, relaxation) that make these drugs so addictive. Users of these drugs attempt to chase a recreational high, and with chronic use, they develop a crippling dependence. An addiction to benzos can manifest itself in uncontrollable urges, benzo consumption despite clearly negative consequences, and impaired performance in the user’s daily life.
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms
Concise Recovery offers safe, comfortable benzo detox services in California. Our convenient locations in Van Nuys and La Crescenta are fully staffed with highly-trained medical professionals and compassionate staff members who are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
Benzo detox demands certain safety provisions and for the medical team to make the process as comfortable as possible. Our detox technicians will evaluate your physical health upon being admitted into the program, and they’ll closely monitor your vitals as you detox. You’ll be under the watchful eye of a proven clinical team— positioning you for a successful recovery.
With sudden cessation of benzos, users will experience powerful physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. These include anxiety, panic, seizures, insomnia, nausea, hallucinations, mood swings, memory loss, suicidal thoughts, and blurred vision.
To manage these symptoms, it is vital to undergo medically-supervised detox in an accredited addiction treatment facility. This way, clinicians and medical staff at our Benzo rehab may prescribe medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and manage any health issues that may arise over the course of Benzo detoxification.
The typical benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms that a benzo detox program can manage are:
Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms
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Chronic benzo abuse will lead to biological dependence. Eventually, you’ll feel the unshakeable urge to take that drug to feel normal, and if you don’t take it you’ll feel certain withdrawal symptoms. When you abuse benzos, you damage your health, relationships, and many other areas of your life. Detoxification is undoubtedly the first step to regaining your life.
Detox must be conducted under medical supervision. One of the signs of benzodiazepine addiction is that the user’s body adapts to the drug, and the body will begin to crave the drug. When the individual attempts to curtail benzo use, the body responds by triggering a series of unpleasant symptoms, which is known as withdrawal. Depending on the nature of drug abuse, these symptoms can range from mild to severe.
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Ridding your body of drugs through a benzo detox is just the first step to sobriety. Once you are free of the influence of benzodiazepines, you can begin doing the work of addiction recovery. Treatment plans vary based on each patient’s individual needs, but generally it is recommended for those who have attended detox to enroll in an inpatient rehab in Los Angeles and possibly a LA PHP program.
Detox is significant, but it’s still just one piece of the recovery process. By enrolling in our residential inpatient program, you’ll experience a full spectrum of therapies that restore you into who you truly are. With psychological treatments that include cognitive behavioral therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy, our therapists empower you to take full ownership of your mental state. Our programs are custom-designed for each patient. Our mission is simple: conquer benzo addiction for good.
If you or a loved one are struggling with drugs or alcohol, there is hope. Our expert team is standing by 24/7 to answer any questions you may have. It’s fully confidential, noncommittal, and toll-free. Call today and save a life.
You can begin the first step to healing by reaching out to Concise Recovery. Our staff is made up of addiction treatment specialists who are dedicated to your recovery journey. Contact us today at 1-866-256-3464 to learn more.
Most insurance will pay for rehabilitation. Concise Recovery works with most PPO & POS insurance policies that offer out-of-network benefits. We currently do not accept Medi-Cal or Medicare. Contact our staff today to learn how you can verify your insurance.
Dual disorders, or co-occurring disorders, happen when a person suffers from a mental health disorder alongside a substance use disorder. The two disorders often feed into one another, creating a vicious cycle that may feel impossible to break. Dual diagnosis is the process of diagnosing both disorders and creating a treatment plan to address them simultaneously. Since a mental health disorder can contribute to addiction and vice versa, both issues must be addressed together to achieve lasting recovery.
After patients have completed the rehabilitation process with Concise Recovery, they have the option of residing in our sober living community. Sober living allows a person to transition back into daily life while living in a safe location free of addictive substances. Residents in sober living communities are expected to look after themselves and keep up with responsibilities such as paying rent, completing chores, and abiding by a curfew.
Relapse is a very common part of the recovery journey. Research has shown that more than half of those who complete rehab treatment for drug or alcohol addiction will relapse within the first year. However, relapsing does not mean you have failed, and with Concise Recovery’s continuous care through our sober living program, you can achieve long-term recovery and keep control over your lifestyle.
Inpatient rehabilitation, or residential treatment, means that patients reside at an addiction treatment facility for a set length of time. With inpatient care, patients have 24/7 access to recovery specialists and can heal in a safe and controlled environment. Outpatient care is when patients receive addiction treatment services but can still return to the comfort of their own homes at the end of the day. Outpatient care allows patients to have a more flexible schedule and still live their daily life outside of a treatment center.
The rehabilitation process can vary depending on your needs and the best timeline to suit your healing. Most addiction rehabilitation programs vary in length from 30-day programs to 60-days to 90-days. Contact us to learn more.
At Concise Recovery, you will start your healing journey with one of our accredited sub-acute detox programs, which take place in luxurious, private facilities, staffed by industry experts. From there, our team will create an individualized treatment plan to best fit your recovery needs. Addiction recovery can include inpatient care, outpatient care, therapies, and aftercare through our sober living program.