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Benzodiazepine Detox Program

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How We Approach Detox

Our inpatient detox program is the best first-step towards recovery located in the Inland Empire. The goals of our program include accurate client assessment, stabilization, effective treatment planning and discharge planning. Inland Detox maintains the experience and staff to effectively treat a wide range of clients suffering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Our Benzodiazepine Detox Program

Benzodiazepines are a class of medications that have sedative, hypnotic, anti-anxiety and muscle relaxing properties. Many people are prescribed benzodiazepines for sleep disorders and/or anxiety and quickly find themselves depended because this class of drugs is highly addictive. Moreover, withdrawals can be severs and life threatening. Common benzodiazepines of abuse, by brand name, are:

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Klonopin
  • Librium
  • Halcion
  • Restoril
  • Lectopam
  • Tranxene
  • Nordaz
  • Seresta

How Does The Detox Process Work?

When you arrive in southern California, you’ll be evaluated by a doctor to determine whether your condition is appropriate for clinical detox. While at Inland Detox, you will go through a process called stabilization; this entails going through the withdrawal process in a comfortable, quiet setting. Once your condition is stable, you will be referred for further treatment, generally in an inpatient residential setting.

Benzodiazepines are often prescribed by physicians who intend their clients to use them for short periods of time or only when necessary, as in the onset of a panic attack. However, many people become addicted to benzodiazepines quickly because of their powerful effects and because, over time and with increased use, greater amounts of the substance must be used to experience the same effects as when initially prescribed the medication. This represents the danger of benzodiazepine addiction and it is unfortunately growing.

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.

If You or Someone You Know Needs Help Call

Transitioning from abuse of benzodiazepines to living drug free is difficult because the withdrawal symptoms are so severe. If you or someone you know needs help with addiction to benzodiazepines, please call Inland Detox at (888) 739-8296.