Benzo Detox at Banyan Palm Springs

Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a class of drugs that inhibit the central nervous system and slows the body down. They can be prescribed to treat anxiety, muscle spasms, and even seizures in some cases because of their calming effects. Some common benzodiazepines include Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan. Like all medications, benzos should only be taken as directed by a doctor, but unfortunately some people do come to abuse them. This abuse can be dangerous and has the potential to lead to a variety of problems like health issues, financial problems, and addiction. Because people can become dependent on them and struggle to quit on their own, a benzo detox at a drug rehab is the first step in stopping abuse for good.


Benzo Withdrawal

A benzo detox is different for everyone, but most people will experience some type of withdrawal. These symptoms can be anywhere from mild to severe and will largely depend on the specific individual as well as the severity of their addiction.


Some possible benzo withdrawal symptoms include:

    • Sleep disturbances
    • Nausea
    • Headaches
    • Aches and pains
    • Increased heart rate
    • Sweating
    • Muscle spasms
    • Perceptual changes
    • Benzo cravings
    • Anxiety
    • Depression
    • Agitations
    • Seizure

Withdrawal symptoms from a benzo detox can begin as soon as a day after use stops and will usually last ten days to two weeks. During this time, symptoms may come and go, with some becoming more severe than others. While most of the symptoms will fade after this time period, some like insomnia, cravings, and changes in mood may not go away as easily. These symptoms may persist for several months and in some cases require their own separate treatment.


Detoxing off Benzos at Banyan Palm Springs

At Banyan Palm Springs, we are there for our patients through every step of the treatment process. Withdrawal at best is uncomfortable, but our medical detox center in the Coachella Valley can help to mitigate these symptoms and make the process easier. In the unlikely event that a detox from benzodiazepines leads to more serious withdrawal symptoms or complications like seizures or psychosis, our trained medical staff is there to address the issue immediately and keep the patient safe.

Even though the physical benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms may only end up being mild, the emotional withdrawal symptoms are usually what lead people to relapse before the process is complete or soon after. Our supervised benzodiazepines detox center helps to eliminate this risk as patients are under the 24-hour care of trained staff members and no longer have access to these drugs. There will also be a safe and comfortable environment away from their usual drug triggers so that they can focus on getting sober.

Patients who successfully complete their benzo detox will transition into our residential drug treatment where their journey to sobriety will continue. These patients will undergo daily therapy sessions and programs to ensure that they not only stay on track in their recovery, but that are able to address the many secondary issues that come with a substance abuse disorder. These patients will remain on campus under our constant care and supervision before they are ready to start the transition back to their normal environment.



  1. National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. – Facts About Alcohol
  2. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) – Neurotransmitters in alcoholism: A review of neurobiological and genetic studies

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At Banyan Palm Springs, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction is able to get the help needed to assist them on the road to recovery. If you don't have insurance contact us to inquire about alternate methods regarding treatment for yourself or a loved one.

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