There Is Treatment Help For Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are a type of medication known as tranquilizers. Familiar names include Valium and Xanax.  They are also referred to as Ativan, Librium, roofies, tranks, downers, benzos, goofballs, Mexican, roach, heavenly blues, valo, stupefi, date rape, anxiety, and club drugs. Benzos are some of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States and are some of the most addictive drugs on the market.

Benzos are generally prescribed to treat medical and mental health issues like anxiety, insomnia, agitation, seizures, muscle spasms, and as a premedication for medical or dental procedures. They work by slowing down the movement of chemicals in the brain that may become unbalanced due to anxiety.

Addiction Campuses specializes in Benzos addiction. We know you are struggling and that Benzos like Xanax or Valium have helped treat your feelings of stress and anxiety. But you’re here because you know you’re not able to stop taking them – and we are here to help you. There are ways to manage anxiety and stress without relying heavily on Benzodiazepines. Through cognitive behavioral therapy, group therapy, individual therapy our campuses are designed to provide the best possible care to treat and detox the addiction, find the root cause of the anxiety and give the person struggling their life back.

24 / 7 Benzodiazepine Addiction Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

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Addiction Campuses provides all levels of addiction recovery care in a comfortable and safe environment. Our campuses offer the perfect place to reflect, learn, change, and thrive. Our Benzodiazepine treatment programs are tailored to each client, and overseen by dedicated addiction recovery professionals – from our admissions specialists to licensed counselors and medical staff.

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Various Drug Forms Of Benzodiazepine Include :

  • Tablet
  • Capsule
  • Syrup
  • Solution (clear liquid)
  • Extended-release (long-acting) capsule
  • Extended-release (long-acting) suspension (liquid) to take by mouth

When taken as directed, the tablet, capsule, syrup, and solution are usually taken every 4-6 hours as needed. The extended-release capsule and the extended-release suspension are usually taken every 12 hours as needed. If you are taking benzodiazepine on a regular schedule, take it at around the same time(s) every day. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand.

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Keep In Mind The Device For Measuring Your Medication

If you will be using a benzo solution, syrup, or extended-release suspension, do not use a household teaspoon to measure your dose. Household teaspoons are not accurate measuring devices, and you may receive too much medication or not enough medication if you measure your dose with a household teaspoon. Instead, use a properly marked measuring device such as a dropper, medicine spoon, or oral syringe. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you need help getting or using a measuring device.

Physical Signs Of Benzodiazepine Abuse:

  • Slurred speech
  • Slow movements
  • Slow heart rate
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Convulsing
  • Constipation
  • Irregular sleep patterns

Other Signs Of Benzodiazepine Abuse:

  • Spending a lot of money on prescriptions
  • Pain doesn’t seem to ever get better
  • Multiple physician visits
  • Repeated requests for cash
  • Lying
  • Anger and frustration when not getting a new prescription

Dangers Of Benzo Abuse

If someone is using benzos other than as recommended by a doctor such as increasing the dose, taking the medication for a longer period than prescribed or taking doses more often than they should, then they are abusing benzodiazepine.

Like most opiate painkillers, benzos change the way the brain and nervous system responds to pain. This drug is a powerful medication that has the ability to alert the way the brain works and used excessively can cause the brain to become addicted.

Users who become addicted can overdose on benzodiazepine.

Withdrawal Symptoms Of Benzodiazepine

The pain a person feels when trying to stop taking a drug like benzodiazepine can seem as if it’s increased when really the pain hasn’t increased – the person taking the pain medicine’s brain doesn’t understand why the change in medication has happened and cannot adequately cope with the withdrawal of the medicine.

Subsequently, when the benzo substance is abruptly removed from a person’s system it can cause side effects like nausea, mood swings and physical pain.

24 / 7 Benzo Addiction Support Hotline: 1-888-614-2251

One year ago, my son took a huge step in the right direction as I dropped him off at Addiction Campuses of Tennessee, Spring 2 Life Campus. That decision will change his life and impact our family forever. We are eternally grateful to Addiction Campuses of Tennessee for helping turn our son around and get him started in a new life! We love our new family at ACTN!

—- Connie White, Mother of an ACTN Spring 2 Life Campus graduate