Benzodiazepines are drugs that are typically prescribed to treat anxiety, sleeping disorders, and other conditions. As with many other drugs, a tolerance can quickly form. Due to the neurotransmitter manipulation of benzos, many people soon need higher and higher doses just to feel any effects.
Benzos act on the GABA neurotransmitters in the brain, increasing the efficacy of this neurotransmitter, producing an overall calming effect. But as with many other drugs, dependency can develop, which can lead to addiction. It is possible to find sobriety from benzos, and it starts with entering detox programs in Boca, such as our programs at Banyan Detox Boca Raton.
Detoxing from Benzos
As with many other substances, withdrawal symptoms are often a part of benzo detox. Withdrawals typically begin anywhere from 1-7 days after the last use, and can vary in intensity and frequency.
Common benzo withdrawal symptoms include:
- Muscle Aches
- Poor Concentration
These detoxification withdrawal symptoms are caused by the brain and body trying to adjust to lack of the chemicals it has grown dependent upon. Patient age, history of use, duration of use, and number of substances abused will all influence the intensity and duration of withdrawals. Typically, patients experience withdrawals for 2-8 weeks. Our medically monitored detox services can help mitigate any withdrawals associated with benzodiazepine detox.
Medical attention can help lessen the effects of benzo withdrawal. Our benzo detox programs in Boca include medical monitoring and professional medical attention for complications that may arise. We strive to support optimal patient comfort and safety throughout the benzo detox process. With continued monitoring, medical support, and optional therapeutic care, our patients receive all the assistance they need to safely detox from benzodiazepines.
What Happens After Benzo Detox?
After completing detox programs in Boca, patients must still complete comprehensive treatment if they are to maintain their sobriety. This is because addiction is not just a physical condition, but also a combination of behavioral and emotional factors.
Detox should always be followed by additional treatments, such as:
- Partial Hospitalization Programs
- Residential Programs
- Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Outpatient Programs
- Alumni Programs
It is crucial for all patients to follow the complete continuum of care if they intend to become and remain sober. Benzo addition can be a challenging addiction, but comprehensive support can help patients find lasting sobriety. At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we partner with our Banyan Treatment Center Family of facilities to offer our patients a complete continuum of care in support of their recovery.
If you are struggling with benzo addiction, or if you have a loved one who needs help finding their sobriety, we encourage you to call on our team at Banyan Detox Boca Raton. We offer a variety of treatment and detoxification services, including medically monitored detox for benzos. Contact us today to learn how we help you begin your journey of recovery from benzo addiction.