Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, are a valuable and important medication used to treat anxiety, seizures, and insomnia. However, when they are misused, they can lead to addiction and dependence. That becomes evident when a person has benzo withdrawal symptoms. If you recognize these types of withdrawal symptoms in yourself, it may be time to seek out a benzo rehab program at Alina Lodge to help you heal. Our team at Alina Lodge offers the support and strategies you may need to overcome a benzo addiction.
Common Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms
A person may take benzos as a doctor prescribes and not have any complications or risks to their health. Other times, especially when these medications are taken outside of the recommendations made by doctors, addiction forms. Addiction occurs when a person recognizes their behavior carries negative outcomes and still uses it compulsively.
Often, withdrawal symptoms do not show up until a person experiences dependence. This happens when the drugs change the way the brain functions, creating a constant need to use these substances. When a person is dependent on these substances, they cannot stop using them without feeling pain and discomfort. Common symptoms of this include:
- Difficulty sleeping or needing to sleep all of the time
- Irritability and agitation
- Increased tension and feelings of anxiety
- Tremors in the hands
- Intense sweating
Some people also experience headaches, heart palpitations, dry retching, and nausea. There are situations where a person may experience the onset of seizures and intense paranoia. When this occurs, it’s critical to be in the right setting to minimize any health risk.
Benzo Addiction Treatment Begins with Detox
When a person is engaging in benzo use to this level and experiences symptoms like this, it becomes essential that he or she get help for detoxing. In a treatment center like Alina Lodge, detox is safer. There are medications and supportive services available to make it a bit easier for your body to process and remove these substances without feeling the intense pain of withdrawal. Cravings for these substances are also minimized.
In addition, addiction treatment begins the counseling process. That means a person is able to begin working through the challenges of addiction. That may include learning more about why they have extreme anxiety or what steps they should take to see improvement in their health without the use of benzos.
Therapy also focuses on building a strong, healthy future. That includes relapse prevention, changing negative thought patterns, and building stress management skills to not feel the need to use drugs any longer.
You Can Overcome Benzo Withdrawal and Addiction
Overcoming addiction to benzos requires a careful process. It is not safe for a person to simply stop using these medications without being under the care of a medical team. Doing so can create an onset of extreme anxiety or seizures. Rather, in our safe environment, you’ll be able to go through the detox with ample support. You won’t have to feel the intense pain or cravings of withdrawal. You will begin treatment right away to learn how to cope with your addiction.
Our master-level clinicians want to give you the tools you need to learn to be sober. We do this through a range of programs and therapies, including:
- Residential treatment programs
- Long-term treatment programs
- Men’s rehab programs
- Women’s rehab programs
- A full detox center
- Alumni program
Treat Your Benzo Addiction Safely and Comfortably at Alina Lodge
When using benzos has become more than a treatment for an illness, recognize there are other options. Our team at Alina Lodge can help you manage benzo withdrawal symptoms and break your addiction and dependence on this substance for good. You have to take the first step in calling our compassionate counselors to get started at 833.685.1700 or reaching out to us now online.