Benzodiazepines, also known as “Benzos” for short, are a category of sedative drugs that include Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, and others. These sedatives are highly addictive, and they work by modifying a path in the brain that regulates a protein on the surface of GABA receptor cells that in turn binds to GABA neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. GABA is produced naturally in the brain, but Benzodiazepines have a much more calming effect than GABA alone.
Benzodiazepines Medical Detox
Benzodiazepines are used for the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, and symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawals. The consequences of abuse of these substances are perilous, especially when combined with alcohol. Taking benzos while pregnant can cause the unborn baby to develop respiratory and other serious problems. To detox effectively from benzodiazepine dependence, the best way is under supervised inpatient care that medically assists in the detox process. Sunrise Detox Millbury offers benzodiazepines medical detox.
Some of the first signs that you have a dependency on benzos are if you are trying to stop using or reduce its use and find that you end up taking them anyway. Abuse of benzodiazepines raises tolerance levels, and people will take more to get the same effect. The signs of Benzo addiction include mood swings, sleeping all day, and thinking you need them in order to function. At this point, you need medical help to quit, and The Millbury Sunrise Detox center provides treatment to detox from Benzodiazepines with our monitored inpatient medical service.
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 Millbury Path to Benzo Addiction Detox
The Sunrise Detox Millbury path to benzo addiction detox begins with a thorough psychological and physical evaluation to identify possible underlying causes and put in place a customized individual protocol that will treat co-occurring conditions. Our benzo medical detox employs a reduction of dose and treatment of withdrawal symptoms, all under monitored medical attention.
Contact Us for Help with Benzodiazepine Addiction
The goal of Sunrise Detox Millbury is 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 Millbury now, and our professional medical staff will be happy to help.