Benzodiazepines, commonly called “benzos,” are medications used for treating conditions like anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. Common benzos include Xanax, Ativan, and Klonopin. The past few decades have seen an increase in benzo prescriptions. Due to their habit-forming nature, there has been an increase in substance abuse and dependence related to benzos. If you or a loved one has developed a benzo dependence, help is available through a detox program such as benzo withdrawal management.
Anyone taking benzos daily is at risk of developing a tolerance and, potentially, a dependence. Dependence means your body has become accustomed to a substance to the point that it cannot operate normally without it. If you suddenly stop taking benzos or reduce your dose, you will likely experience withdrawal symptoms, which can range from mild to severe.
The truth is that benzo addiction is a disease and should be treated as such. At Liberty Health Services, we believe that medication has a role in effective addiction treatment. Our benzo addiction treatment program includes detox services that help to ease painful withdrawal symptoms.
What Are Some Common Withdrawal Symptoms Related to Benzos?
The type and severity of withdrawal symptoms related to benzos depend on several factors, including the type of benzo, how it works in your body, and the length of time you have been taking it. Withdrawal symptoms can appear after just a month of usage and become much more common the longer someone has been on the medication. Common symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Physical tremors
Withdrawal symptoms for those who have been taking benzos for six months or more can be severe and life-threatening, such as seizures or delirium. This is why professional care should play a key support role in any addiction treatment program to ensure a patient’s health, safety, and success.
What Is Benzo Withdrawal Management?
Benzo withdrawal management is a program offered by Liberty Health Services designed to support you in achieving sobriety from benzos. One common method of managing benzo withdrawal is called tapering. In this approach, clients are monitored and supported while being given gradually smaller quantities of benzo to help their body adjust.
Another way to support detoxing from benzos is substitution. The substitution method involves replacing a short-acting benzo, such as Xanax, with a long-acting variety, like Klonopin, to decrease the body’s dependency over time.
Our Benzo Addiction Treatment Program
Liberty Health Services offers individualized, supportive care at our medication-assisted treatment center in rural New Hampshire. We assign each client a therapist who works with them daily as part of our benzo withdrawal management programs. Clients have the option of participating in family therapy or individual therapy programs.
At Liberty Health Services, we work with you to determine the best path forward regarding benzo withdrawal. Furthermore, while your first contact with us may be for detox, we are here to support you for every step of your recovery journey. This includes our aftercare programs designed to keep you on the road to recovery for years to come.
Overcome Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms at Liberty Health Services
Millions of people every year struggle with the withdrawal symptoms of benzo addiction. Many of these people try to quit benzo addiction on their own, only to relapse when the withdrawal symptoms become too intense.
Liberty Health Services is here to support you with our first-class detox programs. Our brand-new facility in the beautiful New Hampshire forest is the perfect place to begin healing. Reach out to us online or at 855.689.5685 and let us support you in achieving the healthy lifestyle that you deserve.