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Benzodiazepine Addiction & Detox

New Jersey Addition & Detox Center

Benzodiazepine, also known as ‘Benzos’, are a psychoactive drug typically used for a variety of medical issues associated with the chemical balance of one’s mental state. These medical uses range from alcohol withdrawal, anxiety disorders, insomnia, and seizures. It is used to better reorient the brain into a state of relative normalization, but because of these uses it is typically over prescribed and can lead to a long lasting and difficult addiction.

Some common types of benzos include:

  • Xanax
  • Klonopin
  • Valium
  • Libirum
  • Ativan

If you or someone you know is dependent on benzos give us a call today at (973) 380-0905.

Benzo Addiction

When first introduced, benzos can cause a shocking imbalance to ones brains chemistry and this can result in fatigue, confusion, nausea, weight gain, suicidal thoughts, respiratory distress, slow heart rate, severe blood pressure, and increased heart rate. It is important to recognize the severity of the symptoms, if the symptoms are severe it is important to see a doctor immediately.

The root of addiction when considering benzos results from the dependency on feeling ‘normal’ and this normality becomes an often fading feeling because of the tolerance that builds up over time, like with any other drug. In addition, benzos if taken with alcohol or other drugs can easily cause blood toxicity and result in coma or death.

Some signs that indicate you are addicted to benzos include:

  • Amnesia
  • Changes in Mood
  • Change in Dreams
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Muscle Pain and Spasms
  • Bone Pain

Our Benzo Rehab Professionals Can Help with Withdrawal and Treatment Today

Like all drugs, when one decides the drug is doing more harm than good stopping becomes a challenge because of the effects associated with benzo withdrawals. When detoxing from a benzo addiction it is highly recommended that you seek out an in-patient program as it can be extremely difficult to detox on one’s own due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms, some of which can lead to death.

Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Muscle Pain and Spasms
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Changes
  • Increased Panic and Anxiety
  • Changes in Heart Functions
  • Severe Headaches

While these effects only last about 2 to 3 days, they can be extremely difficult to manage. For more information or to schedule a consultation about benzo addiction, contact us today.

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