Benzo Detox

If you are looking for the right addiction treatment center to help you safely detox from Benzo addiction, you have found it.

The first step toward recovery

Benzodiazepine Detox

There is a wide range of reasons an individual may be prescribed benzodiazepines (benzos.) From generalized anxiety disorder to insomnia, many individuals receive these prescription drugs for good reason and with good intentions. However, benzos are highly addictive and come with a severe withdrawal process that often leads individuals to benzo addiction.

If you or a loved one struggles with benzodiazepine addiction, you are not alone, help is available. At Enlight Treatment Center, we are here to help you navigate the benzo withdrawal process in a safe and comfortable atmosphere. Our team of professionals is familiar with medical detox for benzos and is ready and able to provide compassionate support when it is needed most in your journey to recovery.

What are Benzos?

Understanding Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzos are a unique type of prescription medication that elevates the level of gamma amino-butyric acid (GABA) in the brain. For some individuals, this slows down brain functions, which can be helpful for those with anxiety disorders. However, it is very easy to develop a psychological and physical dependence on benzos, which often leads to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

Oftentimes, individuals attempt to quit benzo use but resort back to taking the prescription medication to relieve withdrawal symptoms. This puts the user in a cycle of substance abuse that can develop in as little as a few weeks’ time. When this occurs, professional addiction treatment is necessary to navigate severe symptoms and prevent relapse.

When to seek professional help

Is a Benzodiazepine Detox Necessary?

A professional benzo detox is highly encouraged due to the severity of withdrawal symptoms many individuals experience, the heightened risk of relapse, and medical concerns that can arise as a result of detox. At Enlight, we will never recommend you detox on your own and always encourage the use of a professional detox center in case an emergency arises in the association with intense withdrawal symptoms.

Our detox programs are equipped to help you manage the physical and emotional symptoms associated with a Benzo detox, and prevent relapse. For many, access to this professional level of care is necessary to build a solid foundation for a sustainable recovery in the future.

The Effects of Benzo Detox

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Those who experience severe withdrawal symptoms are said to experience Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Syndrome. This syndrome is characterized by a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Concentration Problems
  • Anxiety
  • Face and neck pain
  • Delirium
  • Seizures
  • And more

Remember, detoxing from benzos without medical professionals can be deadly! A medically supervised detox is necessary to safely begin the recovery process. Never detox without the support of medical professionals.

Navigating Addiction Recovery

Pursing Addiction Treatment After Benzo Withdrawal

After the completion of your benzo detox, additional support is still needed to get to the root of addictive tendencies and understand why addiction occurred in the first place! Our addiction treatment programs are customized to meet your unique needs and address mental health concerns that may be associated with overcoming benzodiazepine addiction.

These programs are centered around long-term sobriety with a focus on coping skill development. When challenging or triggering situations arise in the future, it is imperative an individual has the resources available to make healthy decisions without regressing to addictive tendencies. Individual therapy, group therapy, support groups, holistic practices, and more are employed to prevent relapse and pave the way to a brighter tomorrow.

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We Are Here to Help

Our admissions team is available 24/7 for those in need of treatment. Even if we are not a match for you or your loved one, we are here to help. It is a cornerstone practice of  Enlight Treatment Center to serve as a bridge between the community and treatment.