Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat anxiety disorders, but long-term use can lead to severe addiction. Benzodiazepine dependence is characterized by an inability to quit using the substance without experiencing withdrawal symptoms such as headaches, nausea, insomnia, seizures, and even tremors in severe cases. There is also a psychological component which makes it hard for one to quit using altogether.
If you have an addiction to Benzodiazepines, you can find the proper treatment and support with United Recovery. We are a medical and 12 step facility offering behavioral and holistic therapy in our safe and caring recovery environment.
This guide discusses our benzodiazepine addiction treatment, our range of supportive programs, and the importance of reaching out when you need help.
Getting Help for Benzodiazepine Addiction
When you suffer from a generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder, your doctor may prescribe benzodiazepines. This sedative class of drugs works by calming the nervous system, but many who are prescribed this medication end up abusing it or becoming addicted.
The problem with benzodiazepines is that it causes addiction relatively quickly as it influences brain and central nervous system functioning.
You may find yourself constantly needing to use the drug despite its negative consequences with addiction. Loss of employment strained relationships, and social withdrawal may be a part of your life when you’re addicted to benzodiazepines. You’ll also be unable to stop using on your own without experiencing uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.
Suppose you’re unable to quit using benzodiazepines. In that case, you’ve been taking more than what is prescribed, or you have intense cravings for the drug. We advise you to find help and treatment for benzodiazepine abuse and addiction.
How We Treat Benzodiazepine Addiction & Abuse
Seeking treatment for benzodiazepine addiction is the best decision you can make for your future health and well-being. At United Recovery, we believe that you can better understand addiction and the importance of committing to our treatment facility by introducing the tools and education you need.
Detox is the first part of treatment because you can only move forward with the recovery once the substance is out of your system. During addiction detox, you enter our medical facility, where we monitor you and manage your withdrawal symptoms. As long term use can lead to physical dependence, the symptoms that you may experience include:
These symptoms make it incredibly challenging to detox on your own successfully. It can also place you in a life-threatening position if you don’t receive the appropriate medical care to manage more severe symptoms. Because benzodiazepines cause the brain and body to become dependent on them, it takes much longer to recover from withdrawal symptoms. The body must learn to adjust without the substance that can take up to 12 months.
We offer immediate treatment after detox, including inpatient programs. Our inpatient rehabilitation consists of individual therapy and group sessions.
Benzodiazepine Addictions We Treat
We treat the following types of benzodiazepine addictions:addiction rehabilitation program for your needs based on an individual assessment.
Detoxification at United Recovery is a supervised, inpatient service which involves the patient who is undergoing detoxification and the medical staff at the facility who will be supervising and monitoring the process.
The residential program at United Recovery CA varies depending on the initial assessment and the chosen tailored treatment schedule. We have specialized programs for male, female and LGBTQ+ clients.
Extended Rehab Program
Extended rehab is a service that is provided for those who require additional support and sessions after completing their residential rehab program. We provide meetings, counseling, and therapy for those who need it.
Why Choose United Recovery CA for Benzodiazepine Treatment?
United Recovery provides specialized services for recovery from prescription drug addiction, including benzodiazepine dependence. We assist with the following options for treatment:
- Individual and group sessions
- Holistic therapy, including alternative therapy
- Professional and friendly staff with round the clock monitoring
- Prescription drug detox and specialized treatment
- Support groups
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How Long Does Rehab Take?
Benzodiazepines are known to cause mental and physical changes in the body. Short-acting benzodiazepines last for only a few hours, while the effects of long-acting benzos can extend to many hours. The more of the drug you consume, the more likely you will develop tolerance. This means that the body needs more of the drug to feel “normal.” When you take a sedative, it slows down the brain’s activity. Physical changes include slow response times, constant drowsiness, and poor coordination. Psychological effects range from a lack of concentration to poor awareness.
The longer benzodiazepines are used, the more dependent the body becomes on them. For this reason, benzodiazepine treatment can last from a few months up to a year. The goal of therapy is to help the mind and body adjust while preventing relapse. Treatment includes weekly therapy, participation in wellness activities, and learning to cope constructively with stress, triggers, and life challenges.
Therapies used to Treat Benzodiazepine Addiction
Treatment for benzodiazepines includes structured counseling, one-on-one therapy, group sessions, and alternative care. We provide a holistic approach to treatment which includes steps to help you improve your mental and physical well-being. Let's take a closer look at the process of rehab.
Group participation and structured counseling sessions are important parts of your recovery. Many of our therapies are based on the 12 step model, and we believe that support groups play an essential role in helping you recover from prescription drug addiction. Group sessions are facilitated by an experienced therapist and encourage individuals to share their experiences, thoughts, and struggles. It helps you relate to others, and most importantly, it enables you to recognize that you are not alone.
Behavioral therapies, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and psychodynamic therapy, are provided for benzodiazepine dependence. Therapy is individualized and includes meeting with your counselor throughout your inpatient program. Sessions can help you understand the reasons for addiction, the triggers that influence continued usage, and the tools to prevent relapse.
The holistic treatment gives our clients the resources and the support they need to recover physically and mentally. Because benzodiazepines are used to manage anxiety and panic disorders, we introduce chiropractor therapy, deep massage, art therapy and other holistic approaches to help you learn how to manage stress, ease anxiety, and reduce your dependence on medication to cope with symptoms.
Do You Need Help?
If you’re looking for addiction help for benzodiazepine abuse – our team of experts will help you find the needed support.
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Long Term Recovery from Drug Addiction
Once you’ve completed rehab, you may feel fearful or overwhelmed about expectations outside of therapy. Fortunately, we offer aftercare and support groups, so you have the best chance at continuing your recovery journey outside of our inpatient program.
Long-term treatment for Benzodiazepine addiction is needed because of the addictive nature of the drug. People who take the medication for only 3 to 4 weeks may experience withdrawal when they stop using. This means that the longer you use the drug, the harder it becomes to stop using it without professional care and treatment. Despite benzodiazepines being a prescription drug, they can still lead to overdose with misuse. In 2019, around 16% of deaths involving opiates included benzodiazepines.
You can avoid becoming a statistic with our tailored treatment, aftercare program, and support groups. An aftercare program allows individuals to visit a therapist a few times a week to practice the tools and coping mechanisms taught during inpatient treatment. It also allows you to discuss any problems you might be experiencing and ways of handling stress or cravings. Aftercare and support group meetings are essential for relapse prevention and support transitioning into daily life.
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