Benzo Detox

It can feel overwhelming and frustrating to struggle with a benzodiazepines (benzos) addiction, especially when the addiction started after your medical provider encouraged you to use benzos to help treat your anxiety. If you find yourself battling a benzo addiction, we are here to help.

At 4 Seasons Detox and Recovery House, you never have to feel shame for your benzodiazepine addiction. Our addiction specialists are committed to offering a compassionate and supportive environment to navigate benzo withdrawal and prepare for a brighter future. With our help, you can make your benzo abuse a thing of the past!

Read on to learn more about supervised benzodiazepine detox at 4 Seasons Detox and how we can help you begin your recovery process today.

Benzodiazepine (commonly known as benzos) are a depressant drug most commonly used to treat individuals struggling with anxiety disorders, seizures, and migraines. This is done by releasing a chemical in the central nervous system that encourages brain activity to slow down and can help a person feel relaxed and centered.

However, a person will have to take more benzos in larger amounts over time to get the same results. This behavior quickly leads to substance abuse and altered brain chemistry until a person can no longer relax without benzo drug abuse.

When a person who is dependent on benzos tries to quit their substance abuse, they can become a victim of benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. This can have a long-term effect on your ability to relax and, based on the duration and severity of your benzo addiction, lead to life-threatening withdrawal symptoms. 

A person’s body can take up to 28 days to fully experience benzo detox. Due to the challenging nature and dangerous side effects commonly associated with benzo addiction, it is important to seek professional support during this process, and pursue a professional addiction treatment program after detox to prevent relapse and ensure sustainable sobriety.

Physical Symptoms

As part of a person’s physical dependence on benzos, they may experience flu-like symptoms when they quit using the drug. More intense withdrawal symptoms can include:

  • Slurred speech 
  • Impaired vision
  • Severe Anxiety
  • Abdominal Cramps
  • And More

Psychological Withdrawal Symptoms

he benzodiazepine withdrawal timeline can begin within six hours after a person’s last benzo use. At this point, levels of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – or the chemical in the brain used to help a person relax – will drop and remain dangerously low. As a result, a person can experience:

  • Irritability
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Memory loss 

These symptoms are common throughout the benzo withdrawal process.

Our philosophy around substance abuse treatment is based on the ideas of personalized mental health care for long term sobriety. This means you are promised continued support and compassionate care that address physical, emotional, and mental health needs by getting to the core of addiction, and addressing the unseen causes of anxiety and substance abuse.

You should never have to feel like you are faced with managing your benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms alone. At 4 Seasons Detox, our team of medical professionals will monitor you through every step of your withdrawal from benzos. Through the medical detox process, we help relieve withdrawal symptoms so you can safely clear your body of all harmful chemicals. With the support and compassionate care from all of us at 4 Seasons Detox, you are guaranteed a safe environment to reduce withdrawal symptoms, prevent relapse, and begin your journey to a sober future.

Our philosophy at 4 Seasons Detox is that recovery requires a lifelong commitment. Through residential treatment and specialized aftercare programs, we work with you to offer the addiction treatment services you most need to achieve and maintain successful sobriety.

Contact us today for more information on how 4 Seasons Detox and Recovery House can best serve you. Whether you want to figure out insurance coverage, our rehab admissions process, or other treatment options available to you, one phone call can begin seeking treatment today.

aetna
cigna
beacon
anthem
blue cross blue shield

Start Rebuilding
Your Life Today

The life in recovery you want for yourself or the one you love is within reach. Get the support and guidance you need here.