Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
Benzodiazepines were initially formulated as a safe alternative to barbiturates, prescription medications used as sleep aids and as anti-anxiety medications. At the time, it was thought that benzodiazepines were a far safer alternative to barbiturates that were highly addictive and caused terrible withdrawal symptoms that could sometimes be fatal.
Since initially being formulated in 1955, history has shown that benzodiazepines are just as addictive and have serious and potentially fatal withdrawal symptoms and when combined with alcohol or opioids. The combined effects of benzodiazepines, alcohol and/or opioids depress the central nervous system so much, the results contribute to overdose, sometimes being fatal. This is why getting benzodiazepine addiction treatment is so important.
According to Allison Schmitz, PharmD, In the article Benzodiazepine use, misuse, and abuse: A review,
“Benzodiazepine (BZD) abuse has reached epidemic levels and results in poor outcomes, particularly when combined with concomitant central nervous system depressants. BZDs are abused most commonly in combination with opioids and alcohol. Emergency department visits and related deaths have soared in recent years. In the absence of other medications or illicit substances, BZDs are rarely the sole cause of death. Prescription drug abuse has received more attention in recent years, yet much remains unknown about BZD abuse. BZDs have low abuse potential in most of the general population. A subset is at elevated risk of abuse, especially those with a history of a substance use disorder. Education, prevention, and identification are vital in reducing BZD abuse.”
About Our Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Program
Benzodiazepines are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs in the United States and around the world for the treatment of anxiety disorders. Common benzodiazepines of abuse include, but are not limited to, Xanax, Ativan, Valium, and Klonopin. While these prescription medications are highly effective at treating anxiety disorders, more and more people are becoming addicted to them each year with sometimes fatal consequences.
One of the main issues our clinical and medical staff take into consideration when evaluating a new client for treatment is the need for a medically supervised detox program prior to admission to a residential treatment program. The reason why this is so important is because benzodiazepines are one of the only substances abuse that you can die from if you try and quit without safely tapering off the medication. Most clients that seek in-patient treatment for addiction to benzodiazepines need a 7-10 day detox program.
Our Admissions Advisors are the first point of communication you or your loved one will have with us and they are some of the most highly trained and caring staff in the industry. They will answer your questions in depth about our locations, they’ll verify your insurance benefits and determine if your plan will cover 100% of the cost of treatment and even make travel arrangements to and from treatment for you.
Our Locations Offering Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
Our 7 locations are located in sunny Southern California just north of San Diego in the city of Murrieta. All of our facilities are upscale, in one of the safest cities in America and feature gourmet food, a 2:1 client to staff ratio and some of the most experienced medical, clinical and counseling staff in the field of substance use disorder treatment.
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