Benzo Detox at Banyan Texas
Benzos, aka benzodiazepines, are prescription drugs that fall under the drug class of tranquilizers. Benzos are normally prescribed to patients who suffer from conditions like anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, muscle spasms, insomnia, and more; however, like many other prescription drugs, benzodiazepines have a high potential for abuse. Benzo addiction can happen quickly as a result of frequent misuse or abuse. Taking more than the prescribed dose or more frequently than advised by a doctor can eventually lead to dependency. At our drug and alcohol treatment center in Texas, we offer a benzo detox to help patients take their first step towards recovery.
Signs of Benzo Abuse?
If you or a loved one is struggling with benzo addiction, there are general signs of benzo addiction to look out for. Some common signs of benzo abuse include:
- Taking more benzos than prescribed
- Taking benzos more frequently than prescribed
- Mood swings
- Odd behavior
- Withdrawing from loved ones
- Doctor shopping (constantly switching doctors for more prescriptions)
- Risky behavior
- Blurred vision
- Decline in personal hygiene
- Difficulty completing responsibilities with school, work, or family
People struggling with an addiction to benzos can begin their recovery journey with our benzo detox treatment. A physical dependency can be difficult and dangerous to overcome without professional help. At Banyan Texas, our benzodiazepine detox is led by medical personnel equipped to properly treat the physical challenges of detoxification.
Treating Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms
Our medically monitored detox for benzos helps patients transition into a substance-specific treatment program by flushing out any leftover toxins from their system. A benzo detox is meant to reduce addiction cravings and kick off patients’ residential addiction treatment on the right foot. Detoxing from benzos involves medications administered by our medical staff in addition to round-the-clock care to ensure that any emergencies that present themselves are safely managed.
Some common benzo withdrawal symptoms patients may experience during their benzo detox include:
- Panic attacks
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle spasms or tremors
- Body aches
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble sleeping
The exact benzo withdrawal timeline will vary depending on the severity of the person’s addiction and their health condition when they arrive at our rehab facility. Normally, benzo withdrawal symptoms will last for about 28 days after the person’s last use, with the most severe symptoms occurring during the first two weeks. Without medical assistance, these symptoms can spiral out of control and cause serious health complications. Because benzo withdrawal symptoms can also affect a person’s mental health, it’s important to include therapeutic and medical professionals in detox treatment for benzo addiction.
Treatment After Benzo Detox
After receiving benzodiazepine detox treatment, patients will then enter the next phase of their addiction treatment. At Banyan Treatment Centers Texas, we offer different levels of care including programs and therapies designed to address each factor of the person’s substance abuse disorder. Recovery doesn’t end with detox, and patients who undergo benzo detoxification treatment must still complete comprehensive treatment.
Additional treatments offered at our rehab facility in Waelder include:
- Residential Programs
- Partial Hospitalization Programs
- Intensive Outpatient Programs
- Alumni Programs
It’s crucial for all patients to follow the recovery plan developed for them during their stay with us. Benzo addiction can be challenging, but with the right benzo detox and addiction treatment, patients can achieve lasting sobriety.
Help is just a phone call away. Our Banyan Texas team consists of members who are experts in treating the psychological and physical aspects of addiction. Contact us today to learn more about our substance abuse programs and services.
Most Insurance Plans Accepted
At Banyan Treatment Centers, our goal is to make sure that anyone who needs treatment from drug and alcohol addiction are 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.