Benzo Addiction Treatment

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What are Benzos?

Benzos, or benzodiazepines, are a group of prescription drugs classified as sedatives, or anxiolytics. They are most commonly prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, seizures, muscle pain, and even alcohol addiction. Commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Ativan, Valium, and Xanax. However, there are numerous brand name benzos and generic counterparts on the market. Although these drugs are safe for many when used as prescribed, it is possible to develop a physical dependence or addiction to them. Due to the dangers of benzodiazepine withdrawal, professional benzo addiction treatment is the best option for those struggling with this form of addiction.


Benzo Addiction Treatment Programs

Benzo Medical Detox

The first stage of treatment for benzo addiction is detox. Due to the dangerous and unpleasant nature of benzo withdrawal symptoms, a medical detox program is a recommended route of treatment. A medical detox program can help manage the most severe symptoms and provide a certain level of comfort.

While admitted to a detox program for benzo addiction, patients are monitored 24/7 to ensure their health and wellbeing. This is also an ideal route to minimize the likelihood of relapse during these first few days of sobriety.

Long Term Addiction Treatment

Following detox, clients who struggle with benzo addiction can be admitted to a long term addiction treatment program. Long term treatment may include a variety of levels of care in decreasing intensity. For instance, long-term residential care and inpatient treatment for benzo addiction provide 24/7 care and total focus on addiction recovery through the length of the program. Partial hospitalization programs are the highest level of outpatient treatment, followed by intensive outpatient treatment and outpatient treatment. Based on individual treatment plans, our team determines the level of care and length of treatment necessary for each client. For many, this means long-term benzo addiction treatment.

Dual Diagnosis Treatment

Based on the nature of benzodiazepines, many individuals who struggle with addiction to them also struggle with co-occurring disorders, such as anxiety. Treating mental health disorders in addition to addiction requires professionals who are trained in dual diagnosis treatment. At Lighthouse, we provide comprehensive treatment for benzo addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders.

Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Use

The intended effect of benzos is that of a calming, relaxed nature. Additional symptoms that may occur include drowsiness, weakness, blurred vision, mood changes, decreased critical thinking, and poor judgment. Unintended side effects of benzodiazepines also include dependence and addiction.

Benzo & Opioid Use

Benzodiazepines and opioids are both types of medications that are prescribed to treat forms of muscle and joint pain. However, mixing these two substances can be deadly. The combination of opioids and benzos significantly increases the risk of overdosing. In fact, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “More than 30 percent of overdoses involving opioids also involve benzodiazepines”.

Signs of Benzo Abuse & Addiction

Common signs of benzo addiction and abuse include:

  • An increased tolerance
  • A desire to cut back but not being able to
  • Doctor shopping
  • Asking others for their pills
  • Risky behaviors
  • Mixing benzodiazepines with alcohol or other drugs

Risks of Benzo Use

As discussed above, benzodiazepines can be beneficial for an individual who struggle with conditions such as anxiety or depression. However, one of the major risks of benzos is that of addiction and physical dependence. Benzo addiction and dependence is risky because it means experiencing potentially dangerous, and even fatal withdrawal symptoms.

Other risks of benzo use include social and financial consequences that often accompany any type of addiction. This is why it is important to seek benzo addiction treatment as soon as possible.

Our Benzo Addiction Treatment Center

If you or a loved one is struggling with benzodiazepine addiction, Lighthouse Recovery Institute can light the way to recovery. Our trusted addiction rehab and treatment center provides an array of treatment options to help overcome addiction. An accredited rehab center, at Lighthouse we offer everything from dual diagnosis treatment to family therapy. Get started today by calling (866) 308-2090.

We support a medical model of treatment where evidenced-based standards back all modalities.

Does Insurance Cover Benzo Addiction Treatment?

Most insurance providers offer some level of coverage for benzo drug rehab. If you have health insurance through your job, a spouse, parent, or a government-funded program like Medicaid, our admissions team can help you find out if you are covered. Complete our insurance verification form or call our admissions team and one of our trained representatives will verify your coverage.

For individuals who are not covered by insurance, there are a number of additional option including payment plans, scholarships, and private loans. We will help navigate you through the different options to ensure you or your loved one gets the help they need.


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