Benzodiazepine Detox Center
Benzodiazepines, also called “benzos,” are medications generally prescribed for the treatment of anxiety disorders, panic disorder, and insomnia. You may have heard of some brand name benzos, including Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan.
What Are Benzos?
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs that act as CNS (central nervous system) depressants. This means that they suppress the function of many vital organs, affecting breathing, heart rate, and neural function. They are also extremely addictive and physical dependence may develop even when taken as directed, which pushes you to take increasing amounts of the drug to experience the same effect.
This makes benzos extremely dangerous. When larger doses are taken, or when these drugs are combined with alcohol, their depressant effects can be intensified. This puts you at risk for potentially fatal side effects.
Do You Need to Detox from Benzos?
With sudden cessation of benzos, users will experience powerful physical and mental withdrawal symptoms. These include anxiety, panic, seizures, insomnia, nausea, hallucinations, mood swings, memory loss, suicidal thoughts, and blurred vision.
To manage these symptoms, it is vital to undergo medically-supervised detox in an accredited addiction treatment facility. This way, clinicians and medical staff may prescribe medications to ease withdrawal symptoms and manage any health issues that may arise over the course of benzo detoxification.
What Happens After Benzo Detox?
Ridding your body of drugs through a benzo detox is just the first step to sobriety. Once you are free of the influence of benzodiazepines, you can begin doing the work of addiction recovery. Treatment plans vary based on each patient’s individual needs, but generally it is recommended for those who have attended detox to enroll in a residential addiction treatment program.
Quality, Comfortable Addiction Treatment
Concise Recovery offers safe, comfortable benzo detox services in the Southern California area. Our convenient locations in Van Nuys and La Crescenta are fully staffed with highly-trained medical professionals and compassionate staff members who are available 24/7 to answer any questions you may have.
If you or a loved one need a benzo detox, we encourage you to give us a call at 888-978-5424.