Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal
Whether you or someone you love takes benzodiazepines by prescription or recreationally, the symptoms of withdrawal from them is similar. Withdrawal symptoms include sweating, anxiety, sleeplessness, irritability, headache, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, shakes, seizures, hallucinations and symptoms that may appear as though they are severe psychiatric reactions such as psychosis. In severe cases, benzodiazepine withdrawal can be life threatening.
Our benzodiazepine detox program maintains three primary goals. First, we aim to provide safe, effective stabilization of symptoms experienced as a result of the withdrawal process. This is the physical side of benzo detox and entails the use of medications prescribed by a licensed medical doctor in order to minimize the risks of severe symptoms during stabilization. Secondly, we aim to begin to deal with the underlying mental causes of addiction, which is commonly called dual-diagnosis treatment. Our benzodiazepine detox process includes both group and individual therapy to help you identify the triggers and causes of your addiction and begin to work to resolve them, a process which continues with greater intensity in residential treatment or intensive outpatient care. That leads into our third and final goal: coordination of your ongoing treatment plan and further levels of care. Detox is not a substitute for a comprehensive benzodiazepine addiction treatment program that can last up to 90 days at the residential level. Our treatment team will work with you to create an individualized discharge plan which includes further levels of care to provide you with all the tools you need to begin your journey through recovery into a life free from drugs and alcohol.