Benzo Treatment

Miracles In Action provides benzodiazepine detox and treatment for benzos and sedative addiction in Burbank and Northridge, California.

The need for treatment for benzos and sedative addiction has increased dramatically in America since the late 1950s. Originally developed as a sedative or tranquillizer, physical dependence was not discovered until the early 1980s. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause fatal complications and severe discomfort. Detoxification should be performed under strict supervision of a licensed medical professional.

Benzodiazepines were developed to treat insomnia and anxiety. There are more than a dozen Benzodiazepines available by prescription including diazepam (Valium), alprazolam (Xanax), lorazepam (Ativan), clonazepam (Klonopin) and chlordiazepoxide (Librium). All types of benzos can cause dependence.

Problems Associated with Benzodiazepine and Sedative Use

Benzo addiction is defined as a pattern of using that causes individuals to have problems controlling the amount they use, being mentally preoccupied with benzos (or sedatives), continuing to use benzos even when it causes problems, needing to use increased amounts to get the same effect and/or having withdrawal symptoms when using stops.

Benzodiazepine and Sedative Addiction Withdrawal

Benzo withdrawal symptoms vary from person to person and can set in over a period of hours to days after an individual reduces use or stops using entirely. Signs and symptoms can include:

  • Sleep disturbances
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Excessive sweating
  • Heart palpitations
  • Headache
  • Muscular stiffness or discomfort
  • Cravings
  • Body tremors
  • Hallucinations
  • Seizures
  • Psychosis or psychotic reactions
  • Increased risk of suicidal ideation

Risks Associated with Prolonged Benzodiazepine and Sedative Addiction

Benzodiazepine and sedative addiction can cause serious health problems including:

  • Reduced coordination and reflexes
  • Drowsiness, sleepiness, or fatigue
  • Impaired cognition and memory
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Slurred speech
  • Respiratory depression
  • Nausea, vomiting, and abdominal cramps
  • Memory Impairment
  • Trouble thinking
  • Poor judgement
  • Muscle weakness and loss of coordination
  • Disorientation

Miracles in Action Provides Treatment for Benzos and Sedative Addiction

At Miracles In Action, we offer monitored outpatient detox, partial hospitalization programs, and intensive outpatient programs. Our guests will meet one-on-one with a counselor to make a treatment plan that fits their needs best. Our programs offer the latest evidence-based treatment practices solidly rooted in 12-step principles. Our treatment center is staffed by caring and compassionate licensed professionals who are in recovery themselves and have mastered the art of living sober.

How to Get Help

If you or someone you know is in need of treatment for benzos or sedative addiction, a compassionate counselor is waiting to answer all of your questions. Life in recovery is so much better than life in addiction; we can show you how. We’re just a phone call away.

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