Benzodiazepines are sedative drugs and are a Schedule IV controlled substance. They slow down the body and are commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleeping issues. Benzodiazepines give an intoxicating effect and are frequently abused, and are also highly physically addictive, which means that stopping them can require medical attention.
Despite their dangers, benzodiazepines are a widely used drug in America. There are an estimated 4 million daily users in the United States. Research published in Current Opinion in Psychiatry suggests that many of these people are addicted. Benzodiazepine addiction can arise from using pills purchased on the black market, as well as having them prescribed by a doctor.
At the Excel Center, we understand addiction. We know that it is often a symptom of a deeper problem and being addicted to substances is not a moral failing – it just means that you are someone who needs some help. We are highly experienced in dealing with benzodiazepine addiction, and support is available at Excel Treatment Center for anyone struggling.
Struggling with Benzodiazepines? Call Excel Treatment Center at (877) 331-4114 to speak with one of our addiction counselors and start your recovery journey today.
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Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction
Whilst moderate doses of benzodiazepines make users calm; high doses can result in extreme intoxication. This may appear as drunkenness to an outside observer – and users will typically lose motor control and have excessive memory loss.
People abusing benzodiazepines will usually experience:
Some of the physical symptoms of benzodiazepine abuse are:
How is Benzodiazepine Addiction Treated?
Call (877) 331-4114 and talk to an expert to learn more about medically assisted detox, one-on-one therapy, family support, and relapse prevention programs.
Can I Keep My Job and Go to Day Treatment?
Realizing that you might need treatment for your addiction is a huge step in the right direction. However, many fear their life will change when they take that first step, including potentially losing their job. This is a valid concern; however, at Excel Treatment Center, we want you to know that you have options.
How Can I Support a Loved One Struggling With Addition?
Addiction not only affects those struggling with the addiction but also affects the friends and family around them. It can be just as challenging to support them as it is to watch them in active addiction. Learning to create a loving, supportive space without enabling can be difficult, but it is crucial to develop this space to help your loved ones through their recovery.
The Importance of Family Participation During Treatment
Addiction is a disease that affects the whole family. Family members often feel the impact of addiction in a very real way, which can lead to feelings of anger, resentment, and frustration. While these emotions are natural, they can also be detrimental to one’s treatment if left unchecked.