Benzodiazepines are called “Benzos” for short and represent a category of sedative drugs that include Ativan, Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, and others. These sedatives work by modifying a path in the brain that regulates a protein on the surface of GABA receptor cells that in turn binds to GABA neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. GABA is produced naturally in the brain, but Benzodiazepines have a much more calming effect than GABA alone and makes Benzos highly addictive.
Benzodiazepines Medical Detox
Benzodiazepines are used for the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks, insomnia, muscle spasms, seizures, and symptoms of drug or alcohol withdrawal. The consequences of abuse of these substances are dangerous, especially when combined with alcohol. Taking benzos while pregnant can cause the unborn baby to develop respiratory and other serious problems. To effectively detox from benzodiazepines it is best to do so in a supervised, inpatient care environment that medically assists in the detox process. Sunrise Detox at Toms River provides benzodiazepines medical detox.
The first sign that you are addicted to Benzos comes when you are trying to slow down or stop use, and you find you are taking more anyway. Abuse of benzodiazepines raises tolerance levels, and a higher dose is required to get the same effect. The signs of Benzo addiction include mood swings, sleeping all day, and thinking you need them in order to function. At this point, you need medical help to quit, and The Toms River Sunrise Detox center provides treatment to detox from Benzodiazepines with our monitored inpatient medical service.
Symptoms of Benzos Addiction:
- Sleepiness/Inability to Stay Awake: Uncontrollable sleeping for an extended period of time.
- Cyclothymic Disorder: Frequent mood changes, similar to bipolar disorder.
- Mental Exhaustion: Extreme mental tiredness is similar to the same effects of being physically exhausted.
- General Mental Disorder: Anxiety and panic attacks.
Contact Us for Help with Benzodiazepine Addiction
The mission of Toms River Sunrise Detox is to help people recover from substance use disorder (SUD), alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders. If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact Toms River Sunrise Detox now, and our professional medical staff will be happy to help.
Sunrise Detox Toms River Path to Benzo Addiction Detox
The Toms River Sunrise Detox path to benzo detox starts with a psychological and physical evaluation to identify possible underlying causes and put in place a customized strategy that will treat co-occurring conditions. Our benzo medical detox employs dosage reduction, and treatment of withdrawal symptoms, all under monitored medical attention.