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Benzo addiction treatment is becoming even more necessary for long-term recovery because doctors are prescribing benzodiazepines at a rapid rate.
Treating a Benzo requires various therapies and treatments and may come with unique challenges. Therefore, at 4 Seasons Detox, we offer highly effective treatments for Benzodiazepine addiction. Our mission is to help you defeat your Benzodiazepine addiction and provide you with the best chance of long-term recovery through our team.
Benzodiazepines, also known as sedatives or anxiolytics, are prescription tranquilizers prescribed for various conditions such as panic and anxiety disorders, muscle disorders, epilepsy, and post-surgical recovery. As a part of the “heterocyclic” drug class, benzos are most known for their sedative effects and tranquilizing properties. In particular, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, and Restoril are the most common benzos.
Habitual misuse of Benzodiazepines can lead to severe and chronic health conditions and harmful dependence. Therefore, the most common physical and psychological signs of benzodiazepine abuse include:
1. You are experiencing blurred vision, sleepiness, weakness, mood changes, impaired judgment, etc.
2. You often isolate yourself to use or hide the amount of benzos you take from others.
3. You begin to experience benzo withdrawal symptoms as soon as your last dose has worn off.
4. You need to take more benzos to experience a familiar high.
5. You have lost romantic relationships, friendships, and family relationships due to benzodiazepine abuse.
6. You have experienced significant financial or property loss to fund your benzo addiction.
7. You have begun to experience new or worsening mental health disorders from your benzo abuse.
8. You have tried to quit benzodiazepines cold turkey in the past but could not achieve long-term recovery.
If you or someone you love needs help from a benzo addiction treatment center, we are here to help. Trying to stop Benzodiazepines on your own can be extremely dangerous and sometimes life-threatening.
The benzo detox process may look different based on how long you have been abusing benzos and how often. Generally, before entering a treatment center for Benzodiazepine addiction, you will need to complete detoxification. During detox, our medical professionals will determine if medication-assisted treatment is right for you based on your unique situation. Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) involves using specific medications to decrease cravings and ease benzo withdrawal symptoms.
During the benzo detox process, we will offer 24/7 support to ensure that your symptoms do not escalate and that you remain comfortable. Following Benzodiazepine detox, we support clients to enter residential or inpatient treatment to explore the root causes of their Benzodiazepine addiction, which is an essential next step in long-term recovery. Benzodiazepine abuse can lead to a host of health issues if left untreated.
Moreover, understanding the different treatment program types that can assist you in the recovery journey is important. Here are some of the most common treatment center models.
Medical Detox is the first step toward lasting recovery from Benzodiazepine addiction. During Benzodiazepine detox, you will receive 24/7 support and medical care from doctors, nurses, psychiatrists, physician assistants, etc., to ensure a safe and effective withdrawal process.
Residential or inpatient treatment provides an organized atmosphere where clients live at our treatment center for 24/7 medical support. The length of stay at a residential treatment center depends on factors such as substance abuse history and other medical concerns. During this treatment, clients take part in numerous therapies such as individual, group, and family therapy while attending support meetings such as AA, educational courses, and more to gain the tools needed for long-term recovery from benzo addiction.
Generally, the next step after residential treatment is a partial hospitalization program (PHP). Partial hospitalization is a kind of outpatient treatment that involves a patient attending treatment/therapy for a specified number of hours per day and days per week; afterward, they return home.
For example, patients may attend our alcohol addiction treatment program for 6 hours per day, 5 days per week. While attending PHP, they will take part in various approaches to addiction treatment, such as 12-step programs, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, EMDR therapy, holistic therapies, individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, and more.
After individuals complete the residential treatment or a partial hospitalization program, they are encouraged to participate in outpatient treatment. Whether intensive outpatient or standard outpatient treatment, both programs offer ongoing support and therapies for continued recovery. The biggest difference between intensive outpatient and traditional outpatient treatment is the amount of time spent in treatment. However, while traditional outpatient treatment is similar to intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization (PHP), participants spend less time in treatment and have more flexibility.
Dual diagnosis treatment is used to address mental health disorders coupled with benzo addiction simultaneously. Mental health disorders can include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and more.
Depending on the programs you attend, you may be offered some combination of the following therapies and program options:
While in individual therapy, clients meet with a therapist to address their Benzodiazepine addiction and associated disorders head-on. During individual therapy, counselors address the primary causes of Benzodiazepine addiction, as well as triggers, tools to defeat it, and more.
While in group therapy, clients meet with other individuals in varying stages of recovery (whether suffering from Benzodiazepine addiction or other) to discuss their substance use and behavioral health conditions. During group therapy, clients get the chance to develop a support network to help strengthen their Benzodiazepine recovery.
Those who struggle with Benzodiazepine addiction generally have loved ones affected by their addiction. During family therapy, a therapist will help resolve conflict and work through issues between the individual struggling with Benzodiazepine addiction and their family to restore the family unit to a healthy place. This is also an excellent approach for those who need family support or whose family members need help understanding it.
Therapeutic activities offer a creative outlet to develop coping skills for Benzodiazepine addiction recovery. Some activities include nature therapy, animal therapy, art therapy, meditation therapy, music therapy, and more.
As with other types of addiction, there is never one specific reason why someone may become addicted to benzos. The same goes for one particular route to treating benzo addiction. Therefore, at 4 Seasons Detox, we work with your unique recovery needs and goals to tailor an individual treatment plan.
If you are ready to take the first step toward a Benzodiazepine-free life, call us at (805) 991-5111. In order to receive a call back from us, you can fill out our contact form.
The thought of paying for Benzodiazepine addiction treatment should not stop you from seeking the treatment you need. If you are unsure about insurance coverage for our treatment programs, then check our list of covered providers or fill out a request for insurance information. Our treatment team can help with your insurance benefits.