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Treatment Centers for Benzo Addiction 

Benzodiazepine Addiction Detox and Treatment Centers

Treatment for benzodiazepine addiction can become a necessity when someone finds that they are experiencing physical dependency which can result in having to take more of the same medication for the same desired effect. This will then result in the individual starting to run out of their medications before the prescription renewal date is up. When you realize that the medications may be causing a problem this is the best time to seek help before the dependency gets worse. 

Once physical dependence has taken hold, there can be possible life endangering withdrawal symptoms that could follow. When someone abuses their medications the chances of developing an addiction go up exponentially.  The ability to stop using and abusing these medications will become increasingly more challenging to do on your own, elevating the need for medical detox. When someone starts using their benzodiazepines for the desired effect and not as directed, addiction has already started to take hold.

Addiction No More is an Inpatient Benzo Addiction Detox and Treatment Centers Helpline. We have many lists of treatment programs and detox options in all 50 states. Call one of our certified chemical dependency counselors now to get help immediately in your area and reclaim your life from the grips of Benzodiazepine dependency. 


Is a medical detox needed for benzodiazepine addiction?

Benzo withdrawal can be very difficult and sometimes even life-threatening if not done at a medical detox center.  Be prepared for at least 10 days and up to 21 days “for serious cases” at an inpatient medical detox unit. Some drug rehab centers offer in-house detoxification from benzodiazepines in conjunction with a treatment program once the patient is stable enough to enter into the counseling phase of treatment.
When entering into a drug rehab center for a benzo addiction, the first step is always a stay in medical detox to make sure the patient is stable enough to start the treatment program for addiction. Once the patient is detoxed from the benzodiazepine, they have the choice for ongoing treatment in an outpatient treatment facility or to enter into an inpatient drug rehabilitation program. 

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Inpatient vs Outpatient Treatment: Which is better to handle an addiction to benzos?

Once a person has completed a detox program for benzodiazepine addiction, the next step is to decide if you should enter into an inpatient drug rehab center or go to an outpatient therapy program. There is no correct answer here, and this decision is solely based on the patient’s past history, triggers, support system, responsibilities, and motivations. All of these variables can come into play once the decision is made to stop abusing any substance. With that being said, there are specific pros and cons to both types of treatment depending on your unique circumstances.

Inpatient treatment centers for benzo addiction are best for those with a moderate to heavy addiction. Treatment at a residential treatment facility can offer 24-hour supervision, ongoing medical care, and intensive treatment plans. Inpatient treatment for Benzo addiction can last anywhere from 21 days up to 90+ days depending on the specific rehab program the individual entering into treatment chooses. For severe cases, longer than 90 days may be needed to ensure a full recovery from a benzo dependency. Once treatment is complete aftercare treatment may be recommended to help to transition back into normal life activities and stressors. 
Outpatient drug rehabs are often used for primary care for those that have the drive and will to stop using the substance without entering into a residential drug rehab center. Outpatient therapy programs do work better for those with mild to moderate addictions that can change their habits without needing a change in environment.
Partial hospitalization treatment centers offer some freedoms with supervision while going through intensive outpatient therapy. These hybrid programs are for people that need to change their environment but do not want to enter into a program that houses 50 people or more. These IOP treatment programs give the patient the ability to shop for their own food, cook meals, and live a relatively normal life while undergoing treatment for addiction. 
To find out more about the differences in treatment or which treatment option would best serve you, give us a call and we can discuss all treatment options available in your area.  Getting help for addiction to benzos does not have to be uncomfortable. Working with an addiction specialist can help you learn the differences between detox protocols and treatment programs in your area. Navigating the drug rehab world can be confusing and when making an investment in your future you need to be as informed as possible. 

Treatment programs that are specifically designed to handle the complexity of a benzodiazepine addiction are the best possible solution for anyone looking to overcome their addiction. 

What are benzos prescribed for?

Benzodiazepines are used to treat a variety of conditions and are in a class of drugs specifically designed to depress the central nervous system. These drugs are commonly prescribed for some of the following conditions; alcohol withdrawal, sleep disorders, insomnia, anxiety, panic disorder, seizures, skeletal muscle spasm, and general anesthesia. 

How to tell if your loved one is abusing their Anxiety medications

The most apparent sign should be that your loved one has been using all of their medications before the prescription has run out every month. For more severe abusers of benzodiazepines, there may be more than one prescription from different prescribing doctors issued for the same month. If your loved one has been taken to the emergency room for a medication-related emergency more than once for the same medication they may have a problem.
Below we have listed some of the short-term effects that can be monitored so you can have a good idea of what to look for when you are worried about a loved one abusing their medications. 
Short term side effects of benzodiazepines 
  • Drowsiness and fatigue 
  • Vertigo
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech
  • Decreased respiratory function 
  • Shaking 
  • Irregular bowel function
  • Nausea and or vomiting
  • Decreased cognitive ability

Why is a benzo addiction so hard to beat?

Benzodiazepines are one of the easiest drugs to become addicted to and one of the most dangerous drugs to detox from. If you are also taking an opioid-based medication make sure that your prescribing doctor is aware and explains the risks involved with adding benzo to your prescription regimen. Benzodiazepine-opioid interactions are very dangerous and can become life-threatening.

Full recovery from benzodiazepine addiction can be achieved with the help of a certified therapy treatment program and medical detox. Give us a call toll-free and we can give you the options for detox and treatment in your area. 


What should you do if you think someone is abusing benzos?

If you have been concerned that someone that you know is on benzo’s you might be wondering what to do next. This can be very difficult if the person you are concerned about denies use or a substance abuse problem. If you still have concerns we recommend that you talk to someone else that is close to the individual to see if they share your concern. Once your concern is validated it is time to make a plan that may involve an intervention. You can have an intervention specialist team come to help you.
Hiring an intervention specialist increases the chances of a successful intervention, and can help with maintaining a safe and loving environment from a third-party perspective. Interventionists can also help with transportation to the facility of choice to ensure that the process is completed in its entirety. Our trained interventionists come to you to help you properly handle this complex emotional undertaking from a third-party informed perspective. 

 Read more on how interventions work HERE 

Why is Mixing Benzos and alcohol so dangerous?

Mixing alcohol with benzos can be a dangerous and deadly combination. When a person combines alcohol and benzodiazepines they are putting additional stress on their nervous and immune systems, and over a period of time, this can lead to organ failure and even death. Drinking alcohol while taking prescription benzos will increase your chances of becoming dependant on both substances. Over time this will cause the individual to use more or both substances to achieve the same desired effect.  Polysubstance abuse takes more than just willpower to overcome and can have serious life-threatening complications if tried without medical supervision. A safe detox can only be accomplished by a team of medical professionals that have been trained in treating poly substance abuse disorders. 

Addiction No More ® Has been helping people overcome benzo addiction and polysubstance abuse since 2002. We will guide you to the first step, in a long-lasting recovery, give us a call, toll-free, 24 hours a day to find out where the best benzo addiction treatment center is closest to you. 


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