Benzodiazepine Addiction & Dependence
Evidence-Based Treatment for Benzodiazepine Dependence
Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Ativan are often prescribed as anti-anxiety medications. They can also increase drowsiness and promote sleep. While benzodiazepines may be useful in the short-term, they are potentially addictive and can hinder overall quality of life in the long term.
Benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants. They work by slowing down the brain’s normal activity. Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be difficult and may need to be conducted in a medical detoxification program. When someone stops taking benzodiazepines, there is often a rebound effect that can cause seizures or other harmful medical consequences.
Safe, Effective Benzodiazepine Addiction Withdrawal and Treatment
Recovery Without Wall’s benzodiazepine addiction treatment program includes compassionate and caring physician-directed detox, designed to make our patients as comfortable as possible. During the benzodiazepine detox process, patients are housed in local boutique hotels or residences and monitored by experienced nurses or recovery coaches. However, if our practitioners determine that a higher level of care is necessary, we also work with local inpatient rehabilitation centers.
When appropriate, we utilize time-tested methods from the Ashton Method to help long-term benzodiazepine users withdraw successfully, including treatment of protracted withdrawal symptoms and individual tapering schedules.
Recovery Without Walls offers insightful solutions to promote a deep and lasting recovery from benzodiazepine dependence. Every patient is unique, and our treatment program is personalized to meet individual needs. Ongoing treatment may include: therapy for anxiety, meditation, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, exercise, and nutritional supplements, whenever appropriate.