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How Painful is Benzodiazepine Detox?

Benzodiazepines are prescription drug that is known for being very habit forming and addictive. They are prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety disorders, insomnia, epilepsy, PTSD, and even alcohol withdrawal. This type of drug works by making the brain less sensitive to stimulation, which creates a calming effect on both the mind and the body. Benzodiazepines have a very high risk of dependency, abuse, and addiction.

Benzos are the most effective when used as prescribed and for only short periods. However, even in short term, the risk for developing dependency and addiction is extremely high. The effects commonly chased when benzos are abused are the calming effects that it produces. This is due to how the medication works on the body. This drug works on the Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptors in the brain by binding to these neurotransmitters and causing feelings of sedation and relaxation.

How Painful is Benzodiazepine Detox?

Benzodiazepine Detox Program

Benzodiazepine withdrawal is when a person’s body begins to rid itself of the drug and this process begins once the drug has started to leave the body after the last dose. Benzodiazepine withdrawal and detox are some of the most painful and hardest detoxes to endure because it’s long-lasting, physical, and psychological. Benzodiazepine detox can even be dangerous, especially for those with severe dependence.

In instances of severe benzo withdrawal, a person can develop severe complications such as seizures, delirium tremens, and even psychosis. Some users can even experience prolonged withdrawal, which is also known as post-acute withdrawal syndrome. This can last for several months or even more. Some common symptoms include chronic anxiety, depression, and difficulties sleeping. Each specific benzo type has a treatment based on that particular drug like Klonopin and Ativan because withdrawal symptoms can be different and difficult.

Getting Off Benzos With Minimal Withdrawal

Not only is benzo detox physically painful, but it is also painful mentally to deal with. The cravings associated with Benzodiazepine can be very tough for a person to deal with and they may last for months after a person quite using. While they can be very hard to deal with, they are a normal part of getting sober. After a couple of weeks, things get easier and continue to get back to normal as your body adjusts to life without benzodiazepines in its system.

Detox from this kind of drug can make a person feel very sick and includes signs and symptoms including:

  • Anxiety and panic
  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Muscle spasms, pain, and stiffness
  • Poor concentration
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • High blood pressure
  • Agitation
  • Seizures

Due to the severity and pain that is associated with benzodiazepine detox, a medically assisted detox in South Florida is what is recommended, as you should never do it on your own. In detox, they can do their best to relieve the symptoms of withdrawal and keep you safe and comfortable. Doctors at the facility can prescribe you safe medications to help get rid of the uncomfortable symptoms.

Therapists will also be available for you to talk about any depression, anxiety, or other mental symptoms you may be having a hard time with. When you are in a detox facility, you are in a drug-free environment and have no access to crack cocaine or any other harmful substances. A medically assisted detox is the best option for coming off of Benzodiazepines.

Help with Benzo Addiction at Evoke Wellness FL

Once you have detoxed, the best and safest option to get off of and stay off benzos is by continuing treatment at Evoke Wellness Miramar. We offer many different treatment programs that provide therapeutic education and guidance for each individual to help them safely reintegrate into society. With the help of our team of therapists, we offer one on one, group therapy, as well as many other specialized options to fit each person’s needs.

Addiction treatment requires a multi-layered approach for maximum success. We want to make sure you have the tools you need to avoid relapse in the real world. If you want help then we are here to assist you in any way we can.

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We understand that the treatment process can be difficult at times. At Evoke Wellness Florida, we are committed to assisting you in making progress towards a new life free from the grips of addiction.

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