Benzodiazepines, or “Benzos” for short, are a category of sedative drugs that include Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, and others. These sedatives work by modifying brain receptor cells and neurotransmitters in the central nervous system and are highly addictive because of their calming effect. Their side effects are extremely disturbing and include auditory and visual hallucinations. For example, the side effects of Klonopin and clonazepam can be severe and require medical attention.
Benzodiazepines Medical Detox
Benzodiazepines help treat central nervous system disorders, panic attacks, anxiety, and symptoms of alcohol and drug withdrawals. Abuse of benzodiazepines has serious consequences, especially when combined with alcohol or other drugs. Women who take benzos during pregnancy can cause harm to their unborn baby, or cause their newborn to experience withdrawal effects like depression, restlessness, and confusion. The recommended method to rid the body of benzodiazepine toxicity is to enter a supervised inpatient facility that will assist with medication during the detox process. Sunrise Detox Long Island provides benzodiazepines medical detox.
If you are taking benzos and are trying to stop or reduce dosage, and you find that you end up taking and using the same amount anyway, you have developed a dependency of benzos. Misuse of benzos raise the body’s tolerance to the drug and you find that you need to take more to get the desired result. Signs of addiction to benzos include sleeping all day, mood swings, lack of energy, and the thought that you must have them in order to function. At this point, you need medical help to quit and Sunrise Detox Long Island provides the medically supervised detox that you need.
Symptoms of Benzos Addiction:
- Sleepiness/Inability to Stay Awake: Uncontrollable sleeping for an extended period of time.
- Cyclothymic Disorder: Frequent mood changes, similar to bi-polar disorder.
- Mental Exhaustion: Extreme mental tiredness is similar to the same effects of being physically exhausted.
- General Mental Disorder: Anxiety and panic attacks.
Sunrise Detox Long Island Path to Benzo Addiction Detox
The Sunrise Detox Long Island path to benzo detox starts with a psychological and physical evaluation to identify possible underlying causes and implement a customized strategy to treat co-occurring conditions. Our benzo medical detox employs dosage reduction and treatment of withdrawal symptoms, all under monitored medical attention.
Contact Us for Help with Benzodiazepine Addiction
Sunrise Detox Long Island aims to help people recover from substance use disorder (SUD), alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact Sunrise Detox Long Island now, and our professional medical staff will be happy to help.