California Benzo Addiction Treatment Center | Banyan Palm Springs

Benzo Addiction Treatment at Banyan Palm Springs

Just because medications are prescribed by a doctor doesn’t mean that they don’t come with risks. As a Palm Springs drug rehab, we know that it is only a small step from abuse to addiction with prescription medications like benzos.


What Are Benzos?

Benzos, or benzodiazepines, are a class of drugs known as tranquilizers that depress the central nervous system and slow the body down. They can be used to treat insomnia, anxiety disorders, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal. Some common benzodiazepines include Valium, Xanax, Klonopin, Ativan, and lorazepam.


Signs and Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Abuse

Although these drugs have medical purposes, they can also be addictive and are therefore sometimes abused. Some people will also abuse benzodiazepines for their sedative effects. Long-term abuse can lead muscle weakness and lowered cognitive ability. Fortunately, with benzo addiction treatment, some of these issues may be reversed.


Signs of benzo abuse include:

  • Lethargy
  • Poor judgment or risky behavior
  • Mood swings
  • Lying or secretive behavior
  • An abundance of pill bottles
  • Doctor shopping
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches

Benzodiazepines also have the capacity for overdose. When a person takes too many benzodiazepines at once, it can suppress the central nervous system too much and inhibit core body functions like heart rate, body temperature, respiration, and blood pressure. These effects can cause serious damage to their body and even lead to death if not treated immediately. Especially if benzos are mixed with alcohol or other drugs, the side effects could turn deadly.


Signs of a benzo overdose include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness
  • Poor coordination
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Problems breathing
  • Coma

If you suspect that a loved one is abusing benzos or you struggle with these medications, a benzo addiction treatment center could help one avoid any long-term complications or overdose.


Benzodiazepine Treatment & Recovery

At Banyan Palm Springs, we provide benzodiazepine abuse treatment for people struggling with a dependency on these drugs in a safe and relaxing setting. The first step to treatment for a benzodiazepine addiction is usually a benzo detox. This process allows the patients to safely wean off of these drugs while under the constant care and supervision of medical staff. While withdrawal can be uncomfortable, our staff is trained to help mitigate symptoms as much as possible to make the process easier.

Because benzodiazepine addiction recovery takes time, the journey to recovery doesn’t end there. Patients who successfully complete detox will transition into our Coachella Valley residential treatment program. This full-time benzodiazepine addiction treatment program is designed to help patients escape their normal environment and combat their addiction cravings in a safe and peaceful environment, free from judgment. Patients will spend their time participating in various activities including therapies, exercise programs, and recovery meetings. These programs allow patients to work toward a healthier lifestyle while also inspecting the root causes of their addiction problem. At night, patients will stay at the facility to ensure that they remain on track.


If you or a loved one is looking for benzo addiction treatment in Palm Springs, we are here. Contact us today to get started.



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Most Insurance Plans Accepted

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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