Benzos

Brooklyn Benzo Addiction Treatment

Benzos like Xanax have become a source of pain for those needing Brooklyn benzo addiction treatment. While prescribed for severe anxiety and panic disorders, they too often misused and highly addictive. Like alcohol, benzodiazepines cannot be stopped suddenly without a doctor supervised detox. Anyone going cold-turkey will experience intense withdrawal symptoms that can lead to dangerous seizures. It is possible to become substantially dependent on benzos by abusing this sedative class of medications for lengthy periods. Overdosing on Xanax or other benzos can produce respiratory distress, especially if combined with alcohol. 

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be dangerous and even lethal in some cases. In 2021, almost 15% of U.S. overdose deaths involved benzodiazepines. Thus, stopping benzos suddenly can cause seizures, abnormal body sensations, muscle spasms, and delirium, and more. That is why it’s important to get Brooklyn benzo addiction treatment at our Bay Ridge treatment center.

Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction

 

Since Benzodiazepines are prescribed by a physician, it can make it difficult to identify abuse and addiction. Physical and behavioral indicators you or a loved one has developed a dependency to benzodiazepines include:

  • Using more than prescribed
  • Attaining the drug without a prescription
  • Continuing to use the drug despite negative consequences
  • Isolation
  • Excessive sleep
  • Hiding drug use
  • Blackouts
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Slurred speech

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Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms

Signs of Xanax addiction include developing a tolerance and experiencing intense withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the drug, which can include:

  • Intense anxiety
  • Raised heart rate and blood pressure
  • Cold perspiration
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches
  • Shaking
  • Nausea
  • Moodiness

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzos work by increasing the activity of a neurotransmitter called GABA. This biological agent helps to reduce the activity of neurons in the brain, resulting in a soothing effect. Benzos attach to GABA receptors and activate them, causing more GABA to be released into the brain. The relaxing effect produced by benzos may be addictive for patients who may be feeling relief from their symptoms for the first time in years. The most common prescribed benzos include:

Xanax | Klonopin | Valium | Ativan | Halcion | Restoril

Reach Out for Help Today

Our Brooklyn outpatient rehab is a convenient and effective way to treat addiction to benzodiazepines. Seek Counseling will collaborate with you on an individual treatment plan. This includes diagnosing and treating co-occurring mental health disorders and other factors that are fueling your alcohol abuse. Call us today at 718.833.3320.

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