Benzodiazepine Withdrawal & Treatment - Rehab Guide
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Benzodiazepine Detox

 

Benzodiazepines are most commonly prescribed for anxiety conditions, especially panic disorder (PD) and generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). They are also sometimes prescribed for seizure disorders. Klonopin, for example, is often prescribed for epilepsy. Benzodiazepines are also prescribed for insomnia and other sleep problems, such as restless leg syndrome (RLS). Benzodiazepines are also occasionally prescribed as muscle relaxants.

Benzodiazepines or (commonly known as benzos) are a large family of prescription drugs.

The most common benzodiazepines

These are all highly addictive sedatives, with which it is very easy for dependence to grow.  If you have gained a benzodiazepines addiction, you are not alone. We see regularly increasing numbers of benzo detox admissions to our detox clinics all over the UK.

Common benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms

  • Racing heartbeat
  • Irritability and Anxiety
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Severe Muscle and Joint Pain
  • Depression
  • A migraine
  • Numbness
  • Psychosis
  • Nausea, Vomiting and Diarrhoea
  • Extreme Fluctuations in Blood Pressure
  • Convulsions
  • Memory loss
  • Irrational Fear
  • Paranoia
  • Nightmares
  • Psychosis

It is extremely important that you get the right medical help while withdrawing from any of the benzo family. This will aid your benzo detox making it more comfortable relieving you of pain and helping with symptoms.

The best benzo detox centres in the UK are staffed with medical experts that will put your safety and comfort first. They will be trained to identify your specific addiction profile and be equipped to administer a pain-free Benzo detox in a comfortable therapeutic environment. The best benzo detox clinics will be able to provide round-the-clock care. Your benzo detox will start with a thorough physical and mental examination, this will determine what, if any, pain medications can be used during your benzo detox.

Post-detox maintenance

As you are probably aware, your Benzo detox is merely the first step in getting your health and life back to normal. The best clinic for benzo detox will help you too build coping mechanisms and provide you with tools to help with the mental and emotional problems that will need to be addressed as you start your recovery journey. The best detox clinics will also offer an in-depth psychiatric evaluation to address the circumstances that initially led to your addiction. It can be incredibly difficult when returning to your old life to “just say no”, so it is important that your benzo detox includes working with you to develop the skills as you make the transition to a life free from your reliance.

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John

Trained in addictionology in the Johnson Model, and specializing in substance abuse for individual and couple counselling. John's personal experience has given him a wealth of insights, which he integrates into practice. His extensive training has allowed him to gain expertise in individual and group counselling, concurrent disorders, case management, executing treatment plans and relapse prevention. He started this free helpline as a result of a life change and to help others get sober and live a life free from drugs and alcohol. John covers a variety of topics relating to addiction and recovery in his articles.

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