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Common Signs of Benzo Addiction

The Most Commonly Abused Benzo

Benzodiazepines are prescription medications that slow down the central nervous system and are prescribed to treat anxiety and sleeping disorders.

Even though these medications are administered by a doctor, they have a high potential to be misused and can lead to addiction. It’s important to spot this type of addiction early on so that you can help a loved one overcome this disease before it’s too late. Benzo abuse can unfortunately result in a fatal overdose and there are common signs to look out for if you suspect addiction. Our treatment experts from Banyan Treatment Center Philadelphia provide benzo addiction treatment for all who suffer and we explain how to tell if your loved one needs help.

Recognizing a Benzo Addiction

If a prescription has completed and your loved one is looking for more pills, this could be a clear sign that there is dependency present. If you start to notice extreme mood changes and erratic behavior, it’s possible that there is a larger issue at hand. Look out for these signs when determining if your loved one is in need of benzo addiction treatment.

  • Visiting multiple doctors in order to get more prescriptions
  • Extreme drowsiness throughout the day
  • Frequent mood changes and loss of orientation
  • Slurred speech and convulsions
  • Stealing or borrowing a friend’s benzo prescription
  • Withdrawing from friends and family members and neglecting daily responsibilities

There can be serious long-term effects to benzo abuse such as memory loss and dementia and combining benzos with alcohol can be deadly. If you believe that your loved one is suffering from this disease, help is readily available. Sitting this person down and explaining your concerns will guide them in the right direction towards addiction treatment.

Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Philadelphia provides customized programming for benzo addiction and we can help any individual overcome this disease. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help at 888-280-4763.

Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa, Director of Digital Marketing
Alyssa is the National Director of Digital Marketing and is responsible for a multitude of integrated campaigns and events in the behavioral health and addictions field. All articles have been written by Alyssa and medically reviewed by our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Darrin Mangiacarne.