Benzodiazepine withdrawal treatment


Benzodiazepine withdrawal and addiction treatment is increasing in need in the United States because of wide spread availability of the drug. Benzodiazepines are a type of prescription drug that falls under the class of mild tranquilizers. Common types of benzos include Xanax, Valium, and Ativan. Because of the quick acting sedative effects of these medications, they are some of the most commonly sought after drugs in the nation.

The majority of people taking them received a prescription from their physician in order to address a legitimate medical condition such as panic attacks and anxiety, alcohol withdrawals, seizure control, muscle relaxation, etc. Benzodiazepine abuse can occur when someone becomes addicted to the sedating and intoxicating effects of these drugs or if someone begins taking these drugs without a prescription. In addition to abuse, further problems arise when someone who is addicted does not have access to the drugs and withdrawal begins to set in. Withdrawal symptoms include a wide range of physical and psychological side effects.

Addiction Signs and Symptoms

The most commonly reported side effects of benzos, when taken in prescribed doses, is drowsiness. When someone takes benzos in greater doses than normal or ingests a large amount at one time, side effects can include:

  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Coma
  • Slurred Speech
  • Death from respiratory arrest

The most common signs of chronic abuse include changes in someone's appearance, work performance and/or relationships. Increased anxiety, insomnia, anorexia, headaches, tremors and memory problems are additional signs of addiction and should be considered a red flag treatment is needed.

Withdrawal Side Effects

Benzodiazepine use can unfortunately lead to psychological and physical addiction when used improperly. This can result in withdrawal symptoms if the drug is abruptly stopped. Common withdrawals symptoms can include:

  • Irritability
  • Severe anxiety
  • Sweating
  • Palpitations
  • Headaches
  • Muscle aches and pain

More severe symptoms can include psychotic reactions and seizures.

Treatment for Withdrawal

At drug rehab centers in Rochester, trained and compassionate staff have years of experience treating benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome and Xanax detox side effects. Once you begin inpatient detox at facilities, you will always be cared for by a physician who is trained in drug and alcohol detox. In addition, you will have staff members helping you through the process. Withdrawal medication can be given if physical side effects are severe or you are uncomfortable. The main concern is that you are in a safe and secure environment with medical assistance available to you in case you need it.

If you have questions about Xanax detox, do not delay in calling us immediately. we, at Drug Rehab Centers Rochester are waiting for your call, so we may help you in your search for rehab centers– (585) 283-6613.

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