What is benzo rehab?
Benzodiazepines, also referred to as benzos, are safe and effective drugs – when taken properly. They’re often prescribed for anxiety, panic attacks, seizures, or insomnia. You may know benzos by their brand names, such as Ambien, Ativan, Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin.
When used as directed by a doctor, they help people relieve anxiety, depression, panic attacks, seizures, and many other unpleasant symptoms. Unfortunately, these medications are addictive.
When a user abuses benzos, they may need inpatient treatment to end the addiction. This type of treatment is often called benzo rehab.
Inside benzo rehab
Rehab for benzodiazepines, or prescription drug addiction, is similar to treatment for other drug addictions. At Skyward Treatment Center, we treat benzo addiction with care and compassion. We take the time to understand the origin of your addiction and then create a treatment plan that’s specific to your needs.
What to expect:
Dual diagnosis treatment
People dealing with prescription drug addiction often need treatment for a mental health disorder, such as panic attack disorder, depression, or bipolar disorder. When you receive mental health treatment along with drug treatment, this is referred to as dual diagnosis treatment.
Dual diagnosis treatment is so important because it addresses both diseases. And often, the mental health disorder is the underlying cause of the benzodiazepine misuse.
One-on-one counseling is an important part of benzo addiction treatment. During individual counseling, you sit with a trained addiction professional and discuss a wide variety of topics, including exploring how you feel and creating a plan for the future.
Along with individual therapy, you will also engage in group talk sessions, where you listen and share experiences with fellow users overcoming drug addiction. Group therapy has been proven to help people process their emotions and thoughts as well as provide peer support.
Inpatient residential treatment
We offer 30, 60, and 90-day treatment programs where you stay at our facility and receive hands-on treatment from our trained addiction professionals. The length of your stay depends on how intense your addiction is.
Do I need rehab for benzodiazepines?
It’s common for people to take prescribed benzodiazepines. If you’ve ever wondered if you’re addicted to them, that’s OK. These are the signs and symptoms you should report to a health professional right away.
Signs of a prescription drug addiction:
- Asking friends and family for their pills
- Blurred vision
- Combining benzodiazepines with alcohol or other drugs
- Doctor shopping
- Mood changes
- Poor judgment or thinking
- Risk-taking behaviors, such as driving after abusing benzodiazepines
If you or someone you know is showing these signs, then it’s time to speak to a drug addiction professional. We can help you understand if you have an addiction and help you break this dangerous, and sometimes even fatal, habit.
Discover a benzo rehab near me
It’s never too late to get treatment for addiction to benzodiazepines. Skyward Treatment Center offers 24/7 care, including benzo rehab, in Houston, TX. Call (713) 835-4471 or complete our online form to get started.