Benzo Withdrawal and Detox

It can feel intense and frustrating to struggle with a benzodiazepines (benzos) addiction. Especially when the addiction started after your medical professional encouraged you to use benzos to help treat your anxiety. Our benzo withdrawal and detox program will help you if you are battling a benzo addiction.

With our help, you can make your benzo abuse a thing of the past! At 4 Seasons Detox and Recovery House, you never have to feel shame for your benzodiazepine addiction. Our addiction specialists offer a caring and supportive environment to manage benzo withdrawal and prepare for a brighter future.

Firstly, learn about supervised benzodiazepine detox at 4 Seasons Detox and how we can help you begin your recovery process today.

Benzodiazepine (commonly known as benzos) is a drug most commonly used to treat individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, seizures, and migraines. This is done by releasing a chemical in the central nervous system that encourages brain activity to slow down and can help a person feel relaxed and focused.

Benzo Drug Abuse

However, a person will have to take more benzos in larger amounts over time to get the same results. This behavior quickly leads to substance abuse and altered brain chemistry until a person can no longer relax without benzo drug abuse.

When a person who is dependent on benzos tries to quit their substance abuse, they can become a victim of benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. This can have a long-term effect on your ability to relax and, based on the duration of your benzo addiction, lead to critical withdrawal symptoms. 

The body can take up to 28 days to fully experience benzo detox. Due to the challenging nature and dangerous side effects commonly associated with benzo addiction, it is important to seek professional support during this process and pursue a professional addiction treatment program after detox to prevent relapse and ensure sustainable sobriety.

Physical Symptoms

As a result of the body getting used to benzos, they may experience flu-like symptoms when they quit drugs. More intense withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Slurred speech 
  • Impaired vision
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • And More

Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms

The benzodiazepine withdrawal timeline can begin within six hours after the last benzo use. At this point, levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – or the chemical in the brain used to help a person relax – will drop and remain dangerously low. As a result, a person can experience:

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Memory loss 

Furthermore, these symptoms are common throughout the benzo withdrawal process.

Our approach to substance abuse treatment is based on the idea of personalized mental health care for long-term sobriety. Additionally, we promise continued support and compassionate care that addresses physical, emotional, and mental health needs by getting to the core of addiction and addressing the unseen causes of anxiety and substance abuse.

Benzo Detox Process

You should never have to feel like you are faced with managing your benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms alone. Through the medical detox process, we help relieve withdrawal symptoms so you can safely clear your body of all harmful chemicals. At 4 Seasons Detox, our team of medical professionals will monitor you through every step of your withdrawal from benzos. We offer safe support and care to reduce withdrawal symptoms and prevent relapse at 4 Seasons Detox.

Our approach at 4 Seasons Detox is that recovery requires a lasting commitment. Through residential treatment and specialized aftercare programs, we work with you to offer the addiction treatment services you most need to maintain successful sobriety.

Contact us today for more information on how 4 Seasons Detox and Recovery House can best serve you. Whether you want to figure out insurance coverage, our rehab admissions process, or other treatment options, one phone call can begin seeking treatment today.

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