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Treatment for Addiction to Benzodiazepines

Helping you heal from your benzodiazepine addiction
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Benzodiazepine Rehab at New Day Recovery Center

Our addiction specialists are here to support your recovery from your addiction to benzodiazepines. We help clients start their journey through our inpatient, residential, and outpatient programs that include personalized treatments, like individual and group therapy.

What Is an Addiction to Benzodiazepine (Benzo)?

An addiction to benzodiazepines, also known as “benzos,” is when you’re physically and mentally dependent on these types of prescription medications. This dependency also involves an increased tolerance, meaning you need more of the drug to achieve the same effects, or “high.”

Benzodiazepines are a class of drug normally prescribed for anxiety or panic disorders, insomnia, and seizures. They generally cause a sedative effect by enhancing the function of a particular neurotransmitter in your brain — gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) — that blocks certain signals in your central nervous system. Some of the most common benzodiazepines are XANAX, Klonopin®, and Valium®, but there are others and generic forms as well.

Signs and Symptoms of Addiction to Benzodiazepine

Because benzos can create calming and euphoric effects, they’re considered to be highly addictive. If a person is dealing with an addiction to benzodiazepines, they may seem excessively drowsy, slur their words, and have impaired cognitive function. Their overall behavior may change via mood swings, engaging in risky activities, frequent lying, withdrawing from loved ones, and overall increased use of the drug.

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Long-Term Effects of Benzo Abuse

Prolonged abuse of benzodiazepines can cause permanent damage to your brain. This damage can cause memory loss that ranges from difficulty retaining new information to dementia. A long-term benzo addiction can also result in trouble concentrating and overall cognitive decline.

Benzo Detox and Withdrawal

Detox from benzodiazepines can put intense stress on your body and brain through serious withdrawal symptoms. These include seizures, hallucinations, vomiting, sweating, rapid heartbeat, and psychosis — detachment from reality. Because of these effects, it’s highly recommended you start your detox in a dedicated facility with addiction specialists and medical professionals.

At New Day Recovery Center, we offer in-house detox services to make sure you’re well taken care of while you begin your recovery journey. And if you require a higher level of care, we can refer you out to a trusted partner facility to receive medical detox.

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