Benzo Addiction Treatment
Benzo Addiction Treatment at Banyan Palm Springs
Just because medications are prescribed by a doctor doesn’t mean that they don’t come with risks. As a Palm Springs drug rehab, we know that it is only a small step from abuse to addiction with prescription medications like benzos.
What Are Benzos?Benzos, or benzodiazepines, are a class of drugs known as tranquilizers that depress the central nervous system and slow the body down. They can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety disorders, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal. Some common benzodiazepines include Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and lorazepam.
Signs and Symptoms of Benzodiazepine AbuseAlthough these drugs have medical purposes, they can also be addictive and are therefore sometimes abused. Some people will also abuse benzodiazepines for their sedative effects. Long-term abuse can lead muscle weakness and lowered cognitive ability. Fortunately, with benzo addiction treatment, some of these issues may be reversed.
Signs of benzo abuse include:
- Poor judgment or risky behavior
- Mood swings
- Lying or secretive behavior
- An abundance of pill bottles
- Doctor shopping
- Blurred vision
Benzodiazepines also have the capacity for overdose. When a person takes too many benzodiazepines at once, it can suppress the central nervous system too much and inhibit core body functions like heart rate, body temperature, respiration, and blood pressure. These effects can cause serious damage to their body and even lead to death if not treated immediately. Especially if benzos are mixed with alcohol or other drugs, the side effects could turn deadly.
Signs of a benzo overdose include:
- Slurred speech
- Poor coordination
- Nausea and vomiting
- Problems breathing
If you suspect that a loved one is abusing benzos or you struggle with these medications, a benzo addiction treatment center could help one avoid any long-term complications or overdose.
Benzodiazepine Treatment & RecoveryAt Banyan Palm Springs, we provide benzodiazepine abuse treatment for people struggling with a dependency on these drugs in a safe and relaxing setting. The first step to treatment for a benzodiazepine addiction is usually a benzo detox. This process allows the patients to safely wean off of these drugs while under the constant care and supervision of medical staff. While withdrawal can be uncomfortable, our staff is trained to help mitigate symptoms as much as possible to make the process easier.
Because benzodiazepine addiction recovery takes time, the journey to recovery doesn’t end there. Patients who successfully complete detox will transition into our Coachella Valley residential treatment program. This full-time benzodiazepine addiction treatment program is designed to help patients escape their normal environment and combat their addiction cravings in a safe and peaceful environment, free from judgment. Patients will spend their time participating in various activities including therapies, exercise programs, and recovery meetings. These programs allow patients to work toward a healthier lifestyle while also inspecting the root causes of their addiction problem. At night, patients will stay at the facility to ensure that they remain on track.
If you or a loved one is looking for benzo addiction treatment in Palm Springs, we are here. Contact us today to get started.
Our mission, your recovery.
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"Banyan Treatment Center was a life-changing experience for me. When I got here, I was planning on continuing to use, but with the help of staff and the community I was convinced to stay through the whole program, and I can honestly say it was the best decision I've ever made."
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"My experience was nothing short of amazing. The staff is excellent, they all went way out of their way to help me with whatever I needed. They gave me the tools i needed to succeed, and were always there for me when I completed the program and when I fell short. Thank you so much Banyan!"
- Angie M." />
"Banyan was able to help me more than words can describe. They helped me save my life. I called in not really knowing what to expect or anything about treatment and the people I spoke with were able to walk me through every step of the way."