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Benzodiazepine addiction treatment begins with admitting there’s a problem
Benzodiazepines, commonly called “benzos,” are a class of drugs that act on the central nervous system to produce a calming effect. They’re also referred to as depressants.
Benzodiazepines you may be familiar with include brand name depressants such as Valium, Xanax and Ativan.
It is common for people to become addicted to prescription drugs or to misuse medications. Becoming dependent on prescription medications or even addicted is something that often happens gradually over time. If your benzodiazepine addiction symptoms are getting in the way of everyday life, it may be time to get treatment.
Why benzodiazepine addiction is harmful
While benzodiazepines can be helpful in decreasing anxiety and panic disorders, they are also highly addictive and are associated with long-term health complications, including:
- Memory Problems
Incidentally, benzos can also have the opposite effect, causing increased symptoms of anxiety over the long term.
Some people dangerously combine benzodiazepines with alcohol and other drugs to try to experience an enhanced effect. There are many dangers associated with mixing alcohol and benzodiazepines. This is because alcohol “depresses” the central nervous system the same way benzodiazepines do. Together, this can be a lethal combination.
Other dangerous effects of mixing alcohol and benzos include:
- Reduction in cognition
- Decreased physical reactions
- Increased risk of unpredictable side effects
- Increased potential to develop acute, including long-term physical conditions
- Increased risk of a mental health disorder
- Greater risk of dependence
- Greater risk of substance abuse disorder
Aside from the physical and psychological effects, combining these dangerous substances can take a debilitating toll on relationships, finances, professional and educational goals.
Benzodiazepines addiction treatment at Lifetime Recovery
At Lifetime Recovery we use evidence-based approaches to benzodiazepine addiction treatment. We develop an individualized treatment plan, created by a licensed and accredited multidisciplinary care team.
Some of our treatment program options include:
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- Solution-focused therapy
- Motivational interviewing
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Twelve-step facilitation
- Medication-assisted therapies
Cognitive behavioral therapy in particular helps to focus on the role of benzo addiction in your life and helps you develop coping skills to avoid addiction relapse.
Lifetime Recovery clients appreciate the wide range of effective tools and coping skills they learn here to help manage their addiction and maintain sobriety. Find out more about admissions.
Benzodiazepines addiction treatment center serving South Jersey and surrounding areas
We provide benzodiazepine addiction treatment and other types of depressant medication addiction treatment in Mullica Hill, NJ, in South Jersey at our outpatient and medical treatment center where we treat people with conditions ranging from drug and alcohol addiction to mental illness as well as co-occurring disorders/dual-diagnosis.
We’re also one of the few alcohol and drug rehab centers to provide gambling addiction treatment. Through our integrated model and holistic approaches, we provide evidence-based winning solutions for you to recover from addiction and develop healthy ways to live the rest of your life.
Serving all of New Jersey, Philadelphia, Delaware, Connecticut, and New York.
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