Benzo Treatment at Banyan Pompano
Benzos, also known under the formal name of Benzodiazepines, are a category of psychoactive prescription drugs that are prescribed for high levels of anxiety disorders, panic attacks, sleep disorders, muscle cramps, and seizure prevention. Some of the common prescriptions for benzos are Xanax, Librium, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Rohypnol. Benzos are described as minor tranquilizers and usually are prescribed for short term use. In recent statistics, 10.3% of those aged 18-25 have abused benzos without having a prescription.
Signs of Benzo Abuse or Addiction:
- Drowsiness and sedation
- Poor judgment and decision making abilities
- Slurred speech
- Decreased coordination
- Blurred vision
Dangers of Benzo Abuse & Addiction
Benzos are often mixed with alcohol and other drugs. When benzos are mixed with alcohol, it causes users to blackout. Blackouts are scary enough in itself, but not knowing actions that are taking place opens up a whole world of concern for the user and their loved ones. It is dangerous to blackout and this being a common occurrence when using benzos is alarming. Benzos mixed with other drugs cause fatal overdoses and account for thousands of deaths a year. Polydrug use is extremely dangerous, and benzos and opiates are a common mix we see in fatal overdoses.
Benzo withdrawals are also known as one of the few withdrawal processes that can result in death if not completed under medical supervision. Prescription Benzo addiction and abuse is an extremely fragile disease and condition and it is important that proper medical detox and treatment are applied to the recovery process.
Banyan Treatment Center’s Benzo Addiction Treatment
The most successful way to battle back from a benzo prescription drug addiction would be a medically supervised benzo detox and an individualized treatment program that meets the needs of the addicted individual. Proper treatment is required to ensure a life of sustained recovery and the best choice is Banyan Treatment Center. We provide our patients with the necessary skills needed for challenging situations in the future once treatment is completed.
A benzo addiction treatment plan at our drug and alcohol treatment center comes with intense therapy sessions including individual and group settings, education on the disease of addiction and how to overcome it, family support groups, relapse prevention techniques, aftercare programs and so much more. Banyan Treatment Center’s goals are to constantly support our patients during their recovery journey and always encourage their continuous growth. We feel that providing this level of care for each patient will allow them to have the strength to continue in their battle against addiction. It’s never too late to take that step forward and get the help you need today.