Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment

 Benzodiazepine Addiction Help in Essex & London

What Is Benzodiazepine?

Addiction to Benzodiazepine drugs is actually far more common than most people think. The vast majority of people addicted to this drug become addicted for legitimate medical reasons. Thankfully, by understanding the addiction itself and treating accordingly, a successful road to recovery is possible.

What Is Benzodiazepine Addiction

As stated above, the vast majority addicted to Benzodiazepine are addicted through the use of the drug when treating legitimate medical conditions. This is often as a result of unintentional abuse as relief becomes less and less due to their bodies developing a tolerance over time developing and turning into prescription drug addiction.

As the user in question begins to use more drugs in order to deal with their symptoms, a crippling addiction can, unfortunately, develop and without the proper medical treatment, this addiction can become very difficult to deal with.

It should also be noted however that benzodiazepine addiction is very different to benzodiazepine dependence. Addiction of this drug will lead to what’s known as drug-seeking behaviours and a compulsion to use the drug despite knowing it could lead to negative or adverse side effects.

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Types of Drugs Classed As Benzodiazepines

A benzodiazepine dependence however may occur through long-term use, and can occur even when the drug is taken exactly as prescribed.

  • alprazolam (Xanax)
  • clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • diazepam (Valium)
  • lorazepam (Ativan)
  • temazepam (Restoril)
  • triazolam (Halcion)

Benzodiazepine Signs & Symptoms

There are numerous different signs and symptoms of this type of addiction and they can include:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Anorexia
  • Headaches
  • Weakness
  • Secretive behaviour
  • Poor self-care
  • Struggles with work/relationships

Benzodiazepine Treatment & Addiction

When it comes to benzodiazepine addiction treatment, it’s important that the patient in question does not abruptly stop taking the drug without the correct medical supervision and help. Doing so could lead to life threatening withdrawal symptoms.

Treatment can include a variation of different medical methods from cognitive behavioral therapy to group support, motivational interviewing and even relapse prevention. 

To overcome an addiction to benzodiazepine however, it’s likely that a drug detox will be necessary. It’s not recommended however that an addict undertake this at home due to the nature of the withdrawal symptoms that could arise such as:

  • Palpitations
  • Sweating
  • Weight loss
  • Retching
  • Insomnia
  • Tinnitus

These symptoms may even continue at a reduced rate for well over a year. Benzodiazepine withdrawal is actually considered one of the toughest and most difficult to deal with and along with alcohol withdrawal, is one of the only ones that can prove fatal when not carried out correctly. It’s for this reason alone that medical supervision is advised.

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Contact Infinity Addiction Today

If you’d like more information on benzodiazepine treatment for addiction, if perhaps yourself or someone you know is struggling with this addiction, then please don’t hesitate to contact our team today.

We offer both inpatient and outpatient treatment services that provide professional supervised medical treatment, for long-term success. For more information, call 0800 3345541.

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