Benzodiazepine addiction is a very dangerous addiction with a withdrawal similar to alcohol detox and a potential to be life-threatening when stopping its use abruptly. The Benzodiazepines most likely abused are Xanax, Klonopin, or Valium. Most overdoses of Benzodiazepines occur when the drugs are mixed with other substances such as pain killers and or Alcohol. It is important to understand that Benzodiazepine addiction can not be treated by the addict themselves. In other words, it is absolutely necessary that the addict checks themselves into a medically supervised detox and then follow up with a long term inpatient benzodiazepine addiction treatment center. It takes a good two weeks to fully detox from drugs such as Xanax, Valium, or Klonopin. The detox from these drugs is the reverse of the high. Most people withdrawing from these are not only in serious medical danger but are also very uncomfortable. They are extremely stressed and agitated and they feel like they are walking on pins and needles.
Benzodiazepines require medical detox
Another important element to understand when addicted to Benzodiazepines is that an inpatient addiction treatment centers must be chosen in addition to the long medically supervised detox. It is also important to make sure that the drug treatment center that you choose detoxes the client properly and then gives them at least 60 – 90 days to stabilize and become themselves again. Many addiction treatment centers today make the mistake of diagnosing the addicted person to early in the treatment plan and end up prescribing them more medications for disorders they do not even have. Be warned, that for a long time after coming off of these drugs a person will exhibit strong signs of agitation. Time and time again we see doctors or psychiatrists in the drug rehab centers prescribe them similar drugs to take the edge off. Do not let this happen to you or your loved on. Your only option is to choose a long term inpatient drug rehab center that is at least 90 days in length that does not medicate you prematurely.
Choosing proper addiction treatment centers is one of the most important decisions to be made. Most drug treatment centers today are only 28 days. It is a statistical and medical fact that the longer the drug treatment center the higher the chance of recovery. You can read more about this on the inpatient vs. outpatient tab. It will take you or your loved one almost three weeks before they even feel completely normal again physically after coming off of a heavy Benzodiazepine addiction. Most addicts try to convince themselves and their families that they can make it in an outpatient or short addiction treatment centers. It is sad because they believe this with the best of intentions, they actually think it is possible to quit on their own or with a little effort such as meetings and counseling. It is a must to seek help in inpatient addiction treatment centers with staff that is prepared to help you through the rough road ahead when treating a Benzodiazepine addiction. In addition to this, it is just as important to choose a drug treatment center that is 90 days after the medically supervised detox. The problem with any addiction is not the substance but rather the person. Freedom from addiction to drugs or alcohol is always the solution. Most addicts and alcoholics have spent years getting loaded. They need at least 90 days to learn how to live again without mind altering substances.
Benzodiazepine Addiction treatment will teach you how to replace your solution with something other than drugs are the ones that will bring sobriety. Treating the addiction with more drugs is never the answer and should be the main consideration when choosing the drug treatment center. We also have more information about other types of Addiction Treatment Centers. It is a proven medical fact that it takes a minimum of 30 days to break the cycle of any addiction and it takes another 30 days to create a new habit such as not taking drugs. A 28-day drug treatment center should never be an option if long term sobriety is the ultimate goal.