Benzo Detox at Faith in Recovery

Benzo Detox at Faith in Recovery

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, belong to a class of drugs called central nervous system depressants. Benzos are most often prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, restless leg syndrome, insomnia, and seizures. Benzodiazepines work by enhancing the effect of a neurotransmitter called GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid). Neurotransmitters are chemicals that send messages between brain cells, and these messages can produce stimulating or calming effects. Like other depressants, benzos are addictive and many individuals who misuse their prescription benzos or take them without a prescription often develop a physical dependence on them. Our Christian rehab center offers a benzo detox in Florida that serves as the first step in recovery from benzo addiction.

Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms

  Withdrawal symptoms are a common aspect of benzo detox, which is also why this form of treatment is called benzo withdrawal treatment. Drug withdrawals are physical and behavioral symptoms that an addict may experience when they’re being weaned off of a drug or have completely stopped using it. While experiencing withdrawal symptoms is normal when detoxing off benzos, an at-home detox shouldn’t be attempted. Depending on how long the person has been using drugs and their health, they may experience symptoms severe enough to threaten their health and safety.

Some common benzo withdrawals include:

  • Anxiety
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle Aches
  • Insomnia
  • Agitation
  • Poor Concentration

These symptoms are the body’s reaction to a reduced dose or lack of benzos. The more severe a person’s benzo addiction is, the more severe their withdrawal symptoms will be. Typically, withdrawal symptoms can begin within a few hours after the person’s last use and last anywhere from 1 to 8 weeks. Fortunately, we offer a medically monitored detox for benzodiazepines that targets these symptoms.

How to Safely Detox From Benzos

  Like our other detox programs at Faith in Recovery, the benzo withdrawal help we offer in the form of detox provides patients with a safe and effective alternative to at-home detox attempts. Many addicts attempt to detox at home for fear of facing problems with the law or because they’re scared that they can’t afford it. Our benzo detox in Florida eliminates the fear of detoxing from drugs. Benzo withdrawal relief is achieved with the help of our medical team. They run our detox programs and administer medication (as needed) to alleviate any uncomfortable symptoms. Our medical personnel provides round-the-clock care and supervision to ensure that patients are safe, healthy and taken care of.

After Our Benzo Withdrawal Treatment

  The mistake that many other benzo withdrawal treatment centers make is that they neglect additional treatment following detox. While the level of addiction care that each patient requires varies, detox only focuses on the physical aspect of addiction. Not only does our team know how to ease benzo withdrawal symptoms, but we also provide patients with benzo addiction treatment to address the underlying aspects of their substance use disorders. There are various physical, environmental, and psychological factors of addiction that have to be taken into account when helping people get sober. When administered prior to our Christian inpatient drug treatment, our benzo detox in Florida can help patients recover and stay sober for the long haul.

Interested in our Christian rehab programs? Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve long-term sobriety.