Benzo Detox Program Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a type of medication that require a prescription to obtain. They are used to treat many different mental disorders, physical symptoms, and psychiatric issues. Such as anxiety, insomnia, seizures, panic attacks, alcohol withdrawal, and agitation. Benzos usually come in a pill, tablet, or an injectable from that is normally reserved for use in hospitals. Doctors typically don’t prescribe benzos to be used as a long-term solution to the ailments they are designed to treat, as it is easy for tolerance and dependence to develop. However, more than 50 million prescriptions are prescribed each year. Benzodiazepines are seldom described as an addict’s ‘drug of choice’ and are often dangerously used in combination with other drugs like alcohol or prescription painkillers, which may lead to more devastating consequences such as an overdose. Signs of Benzo Addiction Benzos work to slow down an overactive brain, which in turn relieves the consumer of anxiety and/or stress. Many users consider certain benzos, to act like ‘alcohol in pill-form’ when taken in high doses. This feeling of euphoria or a ‘high’ comes along with the sedation. Many users can feel drowsy, will slur their speech, and lose their sense of coordination. Others report feeling confused, nauseous, and dizzy. A common symptom of benzo use includes a loss of memory or forgetfulness. When benzos are abused over a long period of time, the brain’s chemistry can actually be altered; this is when tolerance begins to happen. When the body develops a tolerance to benzos, it requires more and more of the drug to achieve the same results as before. Once a user begins tolerating benzos at higher doses, they begin to risk developing a physical dependence on the drug. Dependence is characterized as needing a certain amount of the drug in order to just feel ‘normal’, and not get ‘sick’. What to Expect at Our South Florida Benzo Detox Program Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are considered to be one of the most dangerous substances to detox from. However, this can be done safely with minimal discomfort at a detox center under medical supervision. Symptoms of benzo withdrawal range from: Restlessness Disorientation Psychosis Joint and muscle pain Hallucinations Delusional thinking Increased anxiety Seizures Coma or death Detoxing ‘cold turkey’ from benzos is never recommended. Detox programs typically use a system of tapering down, combined with antipsychotics, and anti-seizure medications. A benzodiazepine detox protocol normally lasts anywhere from a week to two weeks, but sometimes longer, depending on the case. When done properly there is minimal discomfort and a drastic reduction of risk. Start Your Journey at Our Benzo Detox Center in South Florida Deciding to seek help is the most important decision in the recovery process. Many people who are addicted benzos fear quitting because of the risks and uncomfortable feelings that come along with getting clean, but there is hope. By choosing to enroll in our detox program in South Florida, you can give up the fight and take the weight off your shoulders. Call us today at 855-807-3422 to get started.