Understanding Benzodiazepines Addiction and Benzo Drug Treatment

Benzodiazepines is a prescription drug also commonly known as “benzos”. This prescription drug is used to treat anxiety, seizures, and panic attacks. This medication does have the ability to treatment mental health disorders, but it can also become highly addictive. Benzos have been labeled as scheduled IV drugs under the Controlled Substances Act in order to be regulated.

There are multiple brands of benzodiazepines such as:

  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Klonopin
  • Librium
  • Halcion

Despite medical reasoning or federal regulation, benzodiazepines can be dangerous and addictive. If you or a loved one is struggling with benzo abuse, addiction treatment is available.

Common Signs of Benzodiazepines Addiction

Addiction treatment programs can provide education on what are some of the common symptoms of a benzo addiction. It is important to help identify the type of addiction so the individual can select appropriate addiction treatment for their use. Below are some of the common symptoms of benzodiazepine addiction:

  • Physical weakness
  • Slurred speech
  • Poor decision-making abilities and poor judgment
  • Lack of motor coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Headaches
  • Memory problems

Individuals who have a legal prescription for benzodiazepines can still develop an addiction. The medication is meant for short-term use. Long-term use can develop into dependence. If you have found yourself or a loved one struggling with a benzo, addiction treatment is available.

Overcoming Addiction from Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines addiction can be challenging to overcome alone. Benzo addiction requires a team to overcome. Addiction treatment offers the full continuum of care that starts with detox and transitions to outpatient level of care. There are wide range of addiction treatment programs and level of care to meet an individual where they are in their recovery process.

A wide range of addiction treatment therapy choices are available including:

  • Experiential Therapy
  • Nutritional Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Trauma Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Sobriety Solutions addiction treatment center can help an individual overcome the emotional and physical effects from benzo abuse to achieve long-term sobriety. Our addiction treatment center will use evidence-based treatment practices by trained clinicians to help individuals lead a healthy, positive way of living. This way of living is oftentimes referred to as recovery. Addiction treatment centers will offer therapy and medication if necessary, with other recovery support a part of the treatment plan. Sobriety Solutions addiction treatment center will provide multiple types of counseling such as individual counseling, group counseling, and family counseling. Individual counseling for drug treatment may include setting goals, identifying barriers, ways to work through challenges, and celebrating progress.

A benzo addiction is challenging to overcome but with the right addiction treatment program recovery is possible. Sobriety Solutions can provide the tools and support possible to achieve long-term sobriety. To learn about treatment options available, please contact us (833)-880-HELP.

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