Benzo Detox Centers
More than 12,000 people received some sort of treatment and listed benzo tranquilizers as their primary drug, and many had to go to a detox center first to curb the withdrawal symptoms.
If you are looking for a detox center for benzo addiction for drugs such as Xanx, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Librium or other benzodiazepines, we can help you locate the right facility.
Detoxification Help for Benzos
Call our benzo detox helpline at 1-877-920-2533 now or fill out our confidential assessment form below and one of our counselors will reply as soon as possible.
About Benzo Detox
Benzodiazepines (often called benzos) have continued to rise in popularity as a highly abused street drug. These tranquilizers have a high potential for abuse and are typically used in conjuntion with other drugs, creating an even deadlier drug cocktail. The withdrawal symptoms for benzos can be very difficult to deal with, and therefore it is often recommended that a person who is addicted to these drugs go through a medical detox program first to become more stabilized.
The following abstract is from a study by Pétursson, H. and was published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine under the National Institutes of Health:
"Physiological dependence on benzodiazepines is accompanied by a withdrawal syndrome which is typically characterized by sleep disturbance, irritability, increased tension and anxiety, panic attacks, hand tremor, sweating, difficulty in concentration, dry wretching and nausea, some weight loss, palpitations, headache, muscular pain and stiffness and a host of perceptual changes. Instances are also reported within the high-dosage category of more serious developments such as seizures and psychotic reactions. Withdrawal from normal dosage benzodiazepine treatment can result in a number of symptomatic patterns. The most common is a short-lived "rebound" anxiety and insomnia, coming on within 1-4 days of discontinuation, depending on the half-life of the particular drug. The second pattern is the full-blown withdrawal syndrome, usually lasting 10-14 days; finally, a third pattern may represent the return of anxiety symptoms which then persist until some form of treatment is instituted. Physiological dependence on benzodiazepines can occur following prolonged treatment with therapeutic doses, but it is not clear what proportion of patients are likely to experience a withdrawal syndrome. It is also unknown to what extent the risk of physiological dependence is dependent upon a minimum duration of exposure or dosage of these drugs. Withdrawal phenomena appear to be more severe following withdrawal from high doses or short-acting benzodiazepines. Dependence on alcohol or other sedatives may increase the risk of benzodiazepine dependence, but it has proved difficult to demonstrate unequivocally differences in the relative abuse potential of individual benzodiazepines."
If you or someone you love is in need of a detox center for a dependency on benzodiazepines, contact us today. Call 1-877-920-2533 now to speak with a counselor.