Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
Benzodiazepines also commonly referred to as benzos, are prescription medications. Common drug names that are benzodiazepines are Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, Ambien, and Ativan. Benzos are extremely addictive drugs and if a user stops taking the prescription medication suddenly, it can be one of the most dangerous withdrawals. The health issues that come with withdrawal from benzo detox include seizures and this can result in death. A withdrawal from benzodiazepines should always be supervised by medical professionals with a proper medical detox administered, failing to do so can be severely dangerous. Even individuals who were medically prescribed the prescription drugs can form dependence.
Even though research shows the prescription medications are extremely addicting, most people who receive the medication do not know they are addiction forming. Once an addiction is formed, it is crucial to receive a proper addiction treatment plan to stop using benzos. A full recovery from a benzodiazepine addiction is possible with a quality care treatment program.
According to National Institute on Drug Abuse benzos shift the signals in the brain that are used to communication pleasurable events. When this happens, it makes the user experience reward, security, and joy-like feelings. This is one of the reason so many people abuse benzo prescription medications.
Benzodiazepines Abuse and Addiction
The medical use of benzodiazepines are for individuals with extreme mental health issues. In cases of bipolar disorder, panic attacks, and anxiety doctors will prescribe benzos. The drug is abused by individuals who are seeking to feel the effect of the prescription drug rather than using it for mental health disorders. Both those prescribed a benzodiazepine and those who are not prescribed the drug can fall victim to a benzo addiction. If the drug is administered properly, the individuals should not have nearly as many problems with addiction, but if people do not follow the medication instruction on dosage there are many dangers to benzo abuse.
Those who are not prescribed the drug can be categorized as recreational benzodiazepine users. This can be more dangerous because without a doctor’s prescription there is no instruction on dosage or the warnings behind the specific prescription medication. Many benzo users will abuse the drug with a combination of alcohol or other drugs. Recreational benzodiazepine users buy the drug from dealers or steal the medications to support their habit. According to research done by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration the age of recreational benzo abusers are typically between 12-25.
Treatment for Benzo Addiction at The Beaches
Withdrawal symptoms from a benzodiazepine addiction are among the most severe for any drug withdrawal process. In order to be successful in recovery, a proper addiction treatment program is needed. Treatment should start with a medically supervised detoxification process and a suggested continuation for 30 day to six month long treatment program should follow. Recovery is a lifelong commitment and at The Beaches Treatment Center we provide each and every client with the tools needed in order to be successful in their recovery journey.
Each customized treatment program has tailored therapy for each client. After the physical dependence is broken, there are still many other issues clients must work through in order to get to the core of their addiction. We take pride by providing our clients with the tools they need in order to properly integrate back into society successfully and to continue in the lifelong journey that recovery is.
At The Beaches Treatment Center, we believe in treating the entirety of the individual- mind, body, and spirit. We focus on restoring the hope in lives of our clients. We have a comfortable, safe, and serene setting so clients only have to worry about their recovery from addiction. We want our clients to relax during their stay and have comfort knowing they are making the best decision for their life by choosing to stop abusing drugs and alcohol.