Benzodiazepines Addiction

Benzodiazepines, (or “benzos” for short), are often prescribed for anxiety, panic attacks, and similar mental health issues. As they slow nerve signals, they can help for a short period of time.  However, they are habit-forming, and it’s all too easy to become addicted to them, which can take a heavy toll. If you or someone that you love has been abusing benzos, it is possible to get help. At Arision, we’ve helped many to not just deal with their symptoms of addiction, but to overcome the underlying causes of their addiction as well. 

Physical Symptoms of Benzos Addiction 

As benzos slow nerve signals, many of the physical signs of abuse involve slowing down, tiring out, and so forth, such as: 

  • Being uncoordinated
  • Confusion
  • Wild mood swings
  • Inability to concentrate 
  • Memory issues 
  • Slurred speech 
  • Weakness
  • Slowed reactions
  • Dizziness

While benzos may have initially been prescribed to help, if they’re abused, they can actually make your life much, much worse. As hard as it may be to believe at times, there is hope. 

Behavioral Symptoms of Benzos Addiction 

Beyond the physical symptoms, there are behavioral symptoms of abusing benzos as well. The truth is that, if you believe you may have a problem with benzos, you most likely do. 

  • Poor performance at work or school, failing to attend. 
  • Faking prescriptions 
  • “Doctor shopping,” in hopes of finding another doctor to prescribe more benzos. 
  • Abstaining from activities that you enjoyed 
  • Withdrawing from family and friends 
  • Inability to stop or slow using benzos. 

If you’ve tried to quit using benzos and found that you’re unable, that’s one of the clearer signs that you could benefit from talking to a professional. 

Arision Can Help You Lay Your Burden Down 

Benzos addiction is a very serious problem. Here at Arision, we can help you through every step of the process, from detoxification through aftercare. Many first come to us to “get clean.” During detox, our medical staff will monitor you, so as to help with any withdrawal symptoms as they arise. That way, you’ll be able to come through withdrawal as safely and comfortably as possible. 

Next, most move into one of our outpatient programs, PHP or IOP. There, patients receive an individualized treatment plan for their specific needs. This plan is updated as a patient reaches each of their goals. By treating the whole person, we empower patients to not just get clean but to stay that way as they live their lives. 

To start the process, message us through our site or call.


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