Benzo, or benzodiazepines, are a type of medication also known as a tranquilizer. Commonly known benzos like Valium and Xanax can be prescribed by a doctor to treat anxiety or insomnia. Because they’re considered to be tranquilizers, benzos act as sedatives to produce a calming effect. However, they should not be taken outside of a prescription and a strict schedule given by a doctor. Benzos are addictive substances, and benzo addiction can destroy a person’s life. The best way to prevent this from happening is by joining one of our programs at our Stuart addiction treatment center.


Signs Someone Needs Benzo Addiction Treatment

Without a prescription from a doctor, it’s easy to become addicted to benzo. Despite the sedative effects it may have, casual use can quickly become an addiction. Because a user’s tolerance to benzos quickly grows, they will require a higher dosage to reach the familiar high feeling. This increase in dosage can lead to overdose. The short-term and long-term effects of benzo addiction are extremely damaging and may be irreversible.

Signs of Benzo Abuse

Because benzodiazepines are prescribed by doctors, it can be challenging to overcome this addiction if you are exposed to other forms of benzos. Those who have developed a dependency on this drug should seek treatment at our Stuart benzodiazepine addiction treatment center.

  • Weakness
  • Drowsiness
  • Poor judgment
  • Lack of the ability to think
  • Blurred vision
  • Constantly changing doctors
  • Asking others for their benzodiazepine pills
  • Inability to cut back on the number of benzos they take
  • Mood swings
  • Risky behavior (like driving under the influence of benzos)

Without benzo treatment, long-term benzo use can cause severe and lasting effects. Some can be treated, but others may be permanent. For those who are addicted to benzos, they should immediately begin benzodiazepines addiction treatment.


Long-Term effects of benzodiazepine abuse include:

  • Anorexia
  • Tremors and shakes
  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Problems with memory and retaining information1


Our Stuart Benzo Addiction Treatment Center

As with many different drug and alcohol addictions, benzo abuse can be difficult to recover from on your own. Despite the dangers of benzodiazepine abuse, addicts may need proper benzo addiction treatment to overcome this disease.

At Banyan Treatment Centers Stuart, we understand how tough recovering from drug addiction can be. To help users overcome benzo addiction and take the first step in their journey to sobriety, we provide a benzo detox treatment where patients’ withdrawal symptoms are safely and effectively treated. Withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and sometimes even life threatening. Because these symptoms are different for each person and can vary in intensity, we wanted to create a program that meets each patient’s needs.

Although this is an important stop on the road to sobriety, treatment doesn’t end here. After patients have completed their detox treatment, they will be able to move onto our residential treatment program. In this program, patients will have the opportunity to participate in group therapy and experience individual counseling. They will get the help, guidance, and tools to overcome their addiction and maintain their sobriety in the future.


At Banyan Stuart, we help those suffering from drug and alcohol addiction get the help they need. If you or a loved one is suffering from substance abuse, contact us today.



  1. AAFP- Risks Associated with Long-Term Benzodiazepine Use


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