Benzodiazepine Detox

Benzodiazepine withdrawal should be medically assisted so that the user can have constant care that they need. Going through withdrawals could cause uncomfortable physical and mental states, the return of insomnia and anxiety, grand mal seizures, convulsions, and/or psychosis. Users shouldn’t try to detox on their own because they would be putting their lives at risk. At Recovery Ways our highly trained staff will be there to make sure that the patient is safe and has the support they need to get through this time.

Physical Symptoms

Withdrawing from benzodiazepines can be life threatening and all history of drugs should be discussed with the medical team at Recovery Ways before continuing with it, for the patient’s safety. These are physically addictive drugs which are why medical detox is advised.

  • High body Temperature
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased heart rate
  • Muscle tension
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Vision impairment
  • Sweating
  • Seizures
  • Convulsions

Do you or a loved one need detox services due to a benzo addiction?

We offer excellent benzo detoxification services that are medically supervised and managed for you or your loved one’s safety. Our admissions coordinators are standing by to place you in the best detox available.

After benzo detox, you can also admit for these other excellent, addiction treatment services:

Psychological Symptoms

Another important reason for medical detoxing from benzodiazepines is because of the increased chance of severe mental symptoms that can occur. Depending on the severity of the addiction users may have to be tapered off of the drug they are abusing in medical detox. People may feel as though they are losing their sense of self and losing control. Since the drug’s effect on cognitive function and brain chemistry withdrawing can lead to physical and psychological dependence.

The psychological symptoms associated with an addiction benzodiazepine can vary in intensity. These variations can depend on many different factors including any existing mental health issues. Its highly recommended that if you or a loved one is suffering from psychological symptoms of a benzo addiction, that treatment be received at a dual-diagnosis clinic. A rehab center that offers dual-diagnosis programming treats the addiction as well as any other mental health issues.

Psychological Symptoms of a benzodiazepine addiction include the following:
  • Psychosis
  • Irritability
  • Disorientation
  • Hallucinations

Abuse/Addiction Potential

Benzodiazepine addiction is high even with those who are prescribed these medications by doctors. If patients remain on the drug too long they can develop a tolerance and need more of the drug more often to feel the effects which lead to addiction. These prescriptions are usually well monitored by doctors, however, they are also easily found in illegal ways.

Long-Term Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

The amount of time withdrawal will last depends on how long the user has been taking the drug, how much of the drug, and how they took it. After only a few hours or days they may start to feel the beginning stages of withdrawal which will last a few days. They may have trouble concentrating, drug cravings, mood swings, diarrhea, vomiting, muscle spasms, hallucinations, and even seizures. This can last for a couple weeks to several months. The support from the Master level clinicians at Recovery Ways will aid in the withdrawal process and help them overcome the drug cravings so that they do not relapse during this time.

Managing Withdrawal at a Benzodiazepine Detox Center

Withdrawing at Recovery Ways is the best option for anyone trying to detox from benzodiazepine because we offer medical detoxing. Patients will be looked after and taken care of to make sure that they remain healthy during their withdrawal. We can manage any co-occurring disorders that may be present or become present during this time. We offer support for our patients so that they can remain clean and offer individualized treatment plans so that they get the best help they need.

Detox for Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepine addiction can make you feel alone and helpless, but help is available. Recovery Ways offers effective and affordable drug detox services in Salt Lake City. If you are experiencing withdrawal or addiction symptoms associated with a benzo addiction, please call us today. Our admission coordinators will review your insurance benefits and walk you through the entire admissions process.

Start the admission process and receive immediate help. Please call our team at 888.986.7848.