Restless Man Struggling With Benzodiazepine AddictionBenzodiazepine addiction is becoming increasingly common in the U.S., with most people calling these drugs by their brand names. Benzodiazepines are available as Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Rohypnol, and Ativan, as well as other trademark names. Though these medications are effective in treatment of psychiatric conditions, they are widely abused through purchase on the street or from illegal prescriptions. Learn how a benzo addiction rehab center in Florida can help. 

Benzodiazepine Addiction Causes Many Problems

Addiction to benzodiazepines causes a wide variety of difficult physical and behavioral symptoms. Some of those symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Chronic sweating
  • Lethargy
  • Sleep problems
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Aggression
  • Depression
  • Memory impairment
  • Personality changes
  • Social problems and isolation
  • Impaired cognitive abilities
  • Increased cancer risk
  • Financial difficulties

The Need for a Benzo Addiction Rehab Center

To overcome addiction to benzodiazepines, patients must go through withdrawal to return their body to balanced wellness, known as “homeostasis.” This detoxification process can be distressful, uncomfortable and even painful.

People who try to detox without assistance usually relapse on benzos, often rushing to obtain a fix equal to their regular dose. But because their tolerance has dropped during a benzo detox, these regular doses are often fatal. Stroke is a common result of benzo overdose after self-detox attempts.

Others who attempt withdrawal outside of a supervised detox facility enter a state of “kindling.” Kindling in benzodiazepine addiction is a phenomenon resulting from repeated attempts at going “cold turkey.” These attempts lead to worse symptoms of withdrawal and may cause severe seizures.

To successfully go through withdrawal and prevent relapse, patients should undergo medically supervised detox. With medically supervised detox, medications can be provided to make symptoms of withdrawal much easier to bear. In detox, counseling begins toward an extended program of rehab and, after withdrawal is complete, getting patients ready and energized for rehab.

Some common symptoms of withdrawal from benzos include:

  • Intense cravings
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal issues
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle spasms
  • Agitation
  • Psychosis
  • Depersonalization
  • Suicidal behaviors
  • Delirium tremens
  • Epileptic seizures

Epileptic seizures often occur in patients with severe addiction to benzos. Severe addiction is use that has been combined with other substances, endured for a long time, or entailed extreme doses of the drug. Seizures can also happen by going cold turkey. Through proper medical supervision during detox and ongoing addiction treatment programs, seizures can be minimized or even prevented.

Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida Treats Benzodiazepine Addiction

Beaches Recovery in Jacksonville, Florida treats patients who are addicted to benzodiazepines through Joint Commission-accredited rehab programs. Along with benzodiazepine addiction treatment programs, we also offer the following substance abuse treatments:

At Beaches Recovery, your family becomes part of your treatment. We also expose patients to healthier living through better diet, exercise, rest and stimulating recovery.

If you or someone you love are ready seeking a benzo addiction rehab center in Florida, call Beaches Recovery now at 866-605-0532.