Effective Benzo Addiction Treatment Through a Holistic Approach
Benzodiazepines, more commonly called benzos, are a strong prescription sedative meant to control anxiety and panic attacks. Since the 1960s, these pills have been prescribed for anxiety, yet they are prone to abuse. The reason benzos are habit-forming is because users grow a tolerance and face frightening rebound anxiety when they discontinue their pills without medical assistance. Users become addicted as they develop a higher and higher tolerance and up their dose to get the same relief, not to mention the enjoyable relaxing euphoria associated with benzo use.
The benzo brand names most commonly abused include:
Benzo use is dangerous, because there are dangerous associated side effects which only get worse once addiction has taken hold. Symptoms of benzo use are most prevalent during withdrawal, which can be painful and potentially dangerous.
Signs of Benzo Addiction
It is difficult to admit to an addiction, especially if you have a legitimate anxiety problem and you were prescribed benzos to control it. However, it’s easy to underestimate the potential for abuse of prescription drugs. That fact is, prescription drugs are much more commonly abused than illicit drugs. Growing signs of dependence on benzos can signal a burgeoning addiction, which often leads the user to up their dose against medical advice. Many who are addicted to benzos experience both physical and psychological addiction and need pills to function.
You may be addicted to benzo if:
- You conceal your benzo use
- You take benzos even when you don’t feel anxious
- You feel drowsy or dose off when you shouldn’t
- You become irritable and moody when you can’t get more benzos
- You “doctor shop” in an attempt to get more benzo pills
- You experience withdrawal symptoms
You Are More than an Addict: Recover Your Self-Identity
Often, benzo addicts lose their sense of self and simply become a shell of a person who is only interesting in where their next dose is coming from. At October Road, we believe in your ability to get well, and we can help you recover a positive self-image. Our extensive holistic treatment services and therapies can help heal your body, mind, and soul in your journey to sobriety. We take a treatment approach which includes behavioral health counseling and a personalized treatment program. We offer many benzodiazepine addiction treatment programs overseen by knowledgeable, experienced rehab professionals who will work closely with you as you get sober.
For more information on our benzodiazepine addiction rehab in Asheville and Charlotte. Please contact us today or call (888) 201-5086.