benzo detox recovery

The Struggles of Benzo Detox

Your doctor may have prescribed benzodiazepines for anxiety or because you had trouble sleeping. The medication affects the Gamma-Amino-Butyric-Acid (GABA) receptors in the brain. At first, benzos help you to relax. Eventually, they shut down natural GABA production. Because dependency now becomes an issue, you need benzo detox recovery. At Beaches Recovery, we recognize the…

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Frightening Xanax Abuse Statistics

Xanax, otherwise known by its generic name alprazolam, treats moderate to severe anxiety, acute stress, and panic disorders. Belonging to medications known as benzodiazepines, Xanax is both the most prescribed and most abused benzo. Because of Xanax’s calming, pleasant high, many people abuse their prescriptions or buy the drug illegally on the street. These much…

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What are Fake Xanax Bars?

Xanax is a prescription sedative that contains alprazolam. It’s a benzodiazepine that treats anxiety and panic disorders. However, like many medications, they can be abused or misused. For those who don’t require a prescription for Xanax, abusing the drug creates a calming high. Like any drug, repeated use leads to a substance use disorder or…

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Overdose on Xanax Possible?

Whenever you or someone you care about is given a prescription drug, it’s natural to wonder if they can overdose or become addicted. Xanax is one such medication that doctors regularly prescribe for relief and management of some issues like anxiety. However, it is not without its risks. While most individuals follow their doctor’s orders,…

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Fight Chronic Pain and Addiction

What happens if someone suffers from chronic pain and then becomes addicted to their painkillers? That’s a notable internal conflict with which many people have to deal. To successfully navigate the use of painkillers while treating pain issues, it becomes a balancing act. The doctor prescribes the right dosage and hopes the patient follows the…

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What is Alprazolam?

The biggest addiction news in the media today focuses on opioids. But another drug, benzodiazepines, deserves its place in the addiction hall of fame. That is alprazolam, a highly addictive benzo also called Xanax. But what is alprazolam and why should family members and other loved ones feel concerned when someone uses this drug? Over…

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What are Benzos?

The pharmaceutical industry has packed drugstore shelves with drugs that provide a lot of benefits. Unfortunately, some of those drugs have become favorite targets for drugs abusers. One such class of prescription medications would be benzos or benzodiazepines. While these drugs are useful in the treatment of several medical conditions, they also have properties that…