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“Benzo Addiction”Benzodiazepine Abuse & Addiction

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Benzodiazepine addiction kills—and so can detoxing alone.

If you have become dependent upon benzodiazepines or any other sedative or tranquilizer, you are in a life and death situation and must seek medical attention as soon as possible. These medications often start off as a harmless prescription to remedy anxiety, but they can quickly stop working and doses may need to increase.

Most patients are unaware of the long-term effects these drugs can have or how difficult it will be to stop taking them.

Due to the nature of benzodiazepines, trying to quit “cold turkey” can be just as deadly as continuing to take them. Do not struggle through the detox or withdrawal process alone. Anyone who has developed a benzodiazepine dependence requires immediate medical attention and a personalized support plan in order to recover without harming themselves further.

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You Can’t Afford toIgnore the Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepine dependence typically begins with a prescription and often happens in conjunction with opioid addiction or alcohol addiction. If you or someone you love has recently been prescribed opioid medications or received a prescription sedative of any kind, you may have cause for concern. Combining benzos with opiates and/or alcohol is deadly and can rapidly depress the respiratory system, to the point of accidental death.

Some of the most commonly prescribed (and most commonly abused) benzos include:

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)
  • Triazolam (Halcion)
You or someone you love may be taking an addictive, benzodiazepine-based medication without knowing it if they are currently taking medicine for any of the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle spasms
  • Panic disorders
  • Epilepsy and seizures
  • Alternatives to antidepressants

Even though benzodiazepine medications are prescribed by physicians, they are incredibly dangerous and anyone can become addicted. As is the case with many addictive prescription medications, the body tends to develop an increasingly high tolerance for benzos over time.

If you or someone you love has been taking benzos for more than a few months, you may begin to notice patterns that could point to a life-threatening drug problem, such as:

  • Need to take more and more of the drug in order to get relief
  • Seeing different doctors in order to obtain new or additional benzodiazepine prescriptions
  • Dramatically worse performance in school or work
  • Personality changes such as uncharacteristic agitation, irritability, or angry outbursts
  • Admitted awareness of the addictive effects of the drug but unwillingness or inability to stop taking it
  • Secretiveness and evasiveness when questioned regarding whereabouts or activities
  • Spending significant amounts of time behind closed doors or out of the house
  • Asking for money, despite employment and seeming financial stability
  • Withdrawing mentally and emotionally from friends and loved ones
  • Extreme drowsiness and/or falling asleep at inappropriate times

Our ApproachWe Don’t Run Programs, We Care for People

When you call Acceptance Recovery Center, you make the first move toward restoration and a bright, healthy future.

We don’t just give you a place to live while you wrestle with addiction; we provide community support, practical help, and individualized care for everyone who walks through our doors. In addition to traditional, evidence-based therapeutic methods, our personalized drug rehabilitation programs offer several holistic therapies, including:

We also believe recovery is best achieved through community integration. All patients are strongly encouraged to reach out and develop a sober network or “A-Team” to supplement their clinical treatment, provide additional support and help them work through and process issues. It is important to maintain a sense of life outside of treatment so that when it does come time to complete the program, each patient has a solid network which they will be able to rely on.

Our team of addiction treatment specialists understands that you aren’t just a number or a statistic. We believe every person is infinitely valuable and worthy of being treated with dignity, respect, and the utmost compassion during the drug rehabilitation process, and we look forward to helping you rebuild your life, free from addiction.

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