Benzodiazepines Addiction and Treatment

Benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax are addictive drugs which are often used therapeutically to produce sedation, induce sleep, relieve anxiety and muscle spasms, and to prevent seizures. Benzodiazepines act as hypnotics in high doses, anxiolytics in moderate doses, and sedatives in low doses. Benzodiazepines affect the central nervous system functions and are classified as depressants. They are more commonly referred to as “benzos” or “benzies” and are ingestible in pill form or injected.

At Clarity Way, our qualified therapists have helped many people recover from benzodiazepine addiction and go on to live fulfilling, sober lifestyles. If you or someone you love needs benzodiazepines rehab, contact Clarity Way today.


Types of Benzodiazepines

Many benzodiazepines offer the potential for abuse. They include Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), Librium (chlordiazepoxide), Tranxene (clorazepate), Paxipam (Halazepam), Centrax (prazepam), Klonopin/Clonopin (Clonazepam), Serax (oxazepam), Restoril (temazepam), ProSom (estazolam), and Dalmane (flurazepam). Rohypnol (Flunitrazepam) is a benzodiazepine not manufactured or legally marketed in the United States; however, it is often smuggled in by traffickers. More commonly known as a “roofie,” Rohypnol is known as both a party drug and the date rape drug.


The Short and Long-Term Effects of Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepine abuse can lead to amnesia, hostility, irritability, vivid or disturbing dreams, as well as tolerance and physical dependence. Because tolerance develops, a benzo abuser must continually increase his or her dose in order to achieve the desired effects. Unfortunately, those struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines are often very adept at hiding their substance abuse habit from loved ones, as they will explain symptoms as stress and/or anxiety over external problems. They also may have difficulty believing they are the victims of addiction, since their habit comes with a prescription.

Clarity Way can help you recover from the physical, emotional, and spiritual symptoms of addiction. We will customize a treatment plan that takes into consideration every facet of your lifestyle and helps you rebuild the relationships that matter most. You’ll learn how to reengage with the people and activities you still love through our multidisciplinary and multi-sensory treatments, which include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing Therapy, Music Therapy, and more. When you’re finished with inpatient treatment, you’ll participate in a comprehensive Aftercare Program tailored specifically for you so we remain an active contributor to your lifelong recovery.

Benzodiazepine Rehabilitation at Clarity Way

Recovering from benzodiazepine addiction is difficult physically and psychologically, and stopping cold turkey is not only unwise, it can also be unsafe and even deadly. You’ll begin your path to recovery with our medically supervised detox program, participate in 10-15 individual sessions per week, and learn the tools you’ll need to stay sober in the world outside rehab. Clarity Way can help you regain the sober, fulfilling lifestyle you deserve.

For more information on a medically supervised detox and/or inpatient benzodiazepines rehabilitation treatment, call us now at 1-877-548-4794.

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Posted on September 10th, 2015 in Blog

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