While benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are prescribed by doctors for anxiety or to help with insomnia, they are also highly addictive and can have catastrophic effects when abused. Benzos work on the brain by releasing gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA)—a neurotransmitter that acts as a sedative and creates a sense of calm in the body. Also, when a person ingests benzodiazepines, there is a release of dopamine which creates pleasure or euphoria.
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Signs Of Misuse, Symptoms & Side Effects Of Benzodiazepine Addiction
Benzos are often prescribed to those who suffer from anxiety, panic disorder, or some sleeping issue. For this reason, those who are addicted to benzos should receive treatment that addresses these concerns as well as the addiction. As you wean off of benzodiazepines, you’ll develop the coping skills you need to avoid relapsing in the future and deal with stress and anxiety in a healthy way.
Sometimes, benzodiazepines are prescribed to people who don’t necessarily need them. They eventually become predisposed to using them, and this creates a physical and mental dependence—the two components that make up an addiction. If you are abusing or addicted to benzodiazepines and decide to stop, don’t attempt to go cold turkey. People who try to overcome addiction on their own often experience a relapse. You need the support of an addiction treatment center.
All benzodiazepines are habit-forming, meaning they tend to lead to physical and psychological dependence. Several people who attempt to stop using benzodiazepines are shocked by how painful the withdrawal symptoms are. Some of these symptoms include:
- Loss of memory
While benzo withdrawal is quite challenging, it becomes dangerous when it’s done without medical supervision. Unsupervised benzo detox can have fatal consequences.
Treating Benzodiazepine Addiction
At NewVista, we offer a full continuum of services that promote long-term recovery for anyone struggling with benzo addiction. In our benzo addiction treatment program, you will work hand-in-hand with our team to learn what happened to you and how you can take control of the outcome.
Ours is a state-of-the-art center with a comfortable, non-hospital setting, providing several programs, services, and therapies including but not limited to:
- Detox programs
- Men’s rehab
- Women’s rehab
- Residential treatment program
- Partial hospitalization program
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
Our indoor gym, courtyards, and comfortable lounge spaces enable us to give our clients all the comfort they deserve during their recovery process.
Our Treatment Program
- NewVista’s drug and alcohol rehab centers offer residential treatment and outpatient treatment programs. We place an emphasis on understanding what led to your addiction. In both group therapy and individual therapy, you’ll develop the tools you need to maintain recovery long-term.
- Inpatient treatment in our recovery center allows you to focus solely on your growth away from the stresses of everyday life. Here, you’ll find support as you detox and encouragement in the early days of recovery.
- We also offer outpatient services. This treatment option can help those who have completed an inpatient program or who have obligations that make it hard for them to commit to an inpatient stay. One benefit of outpatient therapy is that you will receive support from others with similar experiences. We also help you find a 12-step therapy program or 12-step alternative programs that can provide support even after leaving our center.
Find Help Through Our Inpatient Treatment Program
Find the support you need to make a change in your life at our benzo detox center. We’re committed to inspiring hope, restoring peace of mind, and healing the lives of our clients. Whether you’re reaching out for yourself or a loved one, our team can help you access the care you need as soon as possible.
You can learn more about our treatment programs by contacting us online today. We look forward to giving you the support you need to transform your life.