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Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment


Benzodiazepines, or benzos as they are commonly called, are prescription medications used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and numerous other disorders. Benzos include drugs such as Xanax (Alprazolam), Valium (Diazepam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), and Ativan (Lorazepam). Detoxing from benzodiazepines has higher-risk withdrawal symptoms and can be fatal if not properly supervised under the right conditions.

Withdrawal and detox from Benzos is much more complicated than other substances, including alcohol. Depending on the medication and duration of use, it is advised to taper off, instead of quitting “cold turkey.” Detox protocol will be determined upon arrival and the medical team will monitor your progress to ensure safety.

During detox from benzodiazepines, the following psychological and emotional symptoms are commonly experienced:

  • Irritability
  • Psychosis
  • Anxiety
  • Memory Loss
  • Confusion
  • Depression

Some physical symptoms you may experience include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Impaired vision
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Flu-like symptoms (sweating, full body aches, headaches)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Intense abdominal pain
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness
  • Numbness
  • Heart palpitations
  • Muscle pain
  • Vertigo

The symptoms of opiate withdrawal range from mild to severe. Current health and well-being, as well as underlying mental or behavioral issues, contribute to the severity of the withdrawal process. Other contributing factors include family history of drug dependence, the length and severity of the addiction, and the method of administration. Our medical team will gather important information during initial assessment and craft a personalized detox plan to ensure utmost safety and comfort during the withdrawal process.