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The height of benzodiazepine abuse may be behind us but there are still people who struggle with benzo addiction today. Up to 5 million Americans still regularly abuse benzos; many would benefit from benzo detox Florida. For this reason, Archstone Behavioral Health continues to provide high-quality evidence-based treatment for addiction to benzodiazepines. Our expert staff provide caring and compassionate treatment that takes into account your mental health, previous history, and personal beliefs. All are welcome at our addiction treatment center – simply get in touch with us, and our admissions team will guide you through the process of starting rehab at our facility.

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Everything you need to know about benzodiazepine addiction

Benzodiazepines are a class of central nervous system depressants. They enhance the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) – a neurotransmitter that slows the central nervous system. This temporarily reduces brain activity. When there’s less activity in the brain, breathing slows, heart rate decreases, and muscles relax. This produces a sense of relaxation and calm. Most users will start to feel drowsy at this point and fall asleep a lot more easily than usual. For this reason, benzos are most commonly used to treat sleep disturbances and insomnia. However, they are also very effective in treating anxiety and panic attacks as well as epileptic and non-epileptic seizures, all of which are a consequence of an overactive brain. They may even be prescribed during delirium tremens treatment to relieve some of the worst symptoms of alcohol withdrawal.

Benzodiazepines can be short-, long-, or intermediate-acting, depending on how fast they affect the brain as well as how long those effects last. Different types of benzos are used to treat different disorders. Because of their broad application, benzodiazepines are among the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Unfortunately, this makes them easily accessible for abuse as well. People who seek benzo withdrawal treatment report using them in doses or ways that go against medical advice to achieve a mild high that comes from rapid and complete relaxation.

Benzo addiction in numbers

More than 12% of adult Americans use benzodiazepines – an estimated 30.5 million people. Luckily, most of them will not require benzo detox Florida. Although a quarter of those with a prescription are long-term users and 17.1% of them misuse the medication, addiction rates are low. Only 2% of users develop an addiction, which is expected from a Schedule IV controlled substance with a low chance of abuse. But one need not look far to see the dangers of benzo abuse, as rare as it might be. People who abuse benzos are more likely to visit the emergency room, suffer from a mental disorder, experience suicidal ideation, and abuse other substances. On top of that, prolonged misuse of benzodiazepines can permanently alter brain chemistry. As a result, the user may experience insomnia, anxiety, depression, mood instability, impaired thinking, memory issues, and emotional numbness even after they stop taking the medication.

Benzo detox Florida at Archstone Behavioral Health will keep you safe and comfortable

Benzodiazepine addiction develops over time. It starts with a physical dependence on the medication – you cannot sleep or relax without them. Then, you develop a tolerance: you need more and more of the substance to achieve the same effect. At this point, the psychological aspects of addiction start to develop as well. You start thinking about benzos more, craving them when you haven’t used them in a while, prioritizing them over school, work, relationships, family, hobbies, and financial stability. Because the process is gradual, many people don’t realize that they have an addiction until it’s too late. By the time they recognize they have a problem, they require benzo withdrawal treatment to stop using.

If you have found yourself in a position where you require substance abuse treatment in Florida for your benzodiazepine use, individuals with substance abuse problems should know what to expect. The first step will be to detox from the drug. This typically takes about 15 days but depends on the type of benzos being used, how long the patient has been using them, and what dose they have been taking. During detox, patients will experience anxiety, insomnia, nausea, tremors, headaches, heart palpitations and even seizures. The process is uncomfortable and potentially dangerous. For this reason, it is highly recommended to undergo it with medical supervision at our facility, where safety and comfort will be prioritized.

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You will be safe and comfortable throughout your treatment at our facility.

We offer the possibility of medication assisted treatment

People experience detox differently – some only have mild discomfort, while others may experience life-threatening symptoms. It is, therefore, necessary in some cases to prescribe medications that mitigate withdrawal symptoms. Medication assisted treatment in Lantana is typically prescribed for alcohol, opioid, or stimulant withdrawal. However, in some rare cases, medication may also be necessary during benzo detox Florida. Buprenorphine and methadone have been approved for this purpose. However, combining them with benzos can be dangerous as the effects of the different substances may compound to become dangerous. This is why we rely on experienced medical professionals to lead medication assisted benzo detox. You can rest assured that we only administer medication when strictly necessary and only in safe doses.

Our modern and comfortable facilities provide a pleasant location for recovery

Archstone Behavioral Health offers the full continuum of care, from the most intense benzo addiction treatment to low-level support in maintaining sobriety. All medical and therapeutic care is provided at our facility, specifically designed and built with your comfort in mind. Depending on the severity of your addiction and your support needs, you may attend:

We approach every patient with care and respect

A welcoming, caring, and supportive community facilitates success. So that is what we aim to build at our treatment center. It all starts at the door. From the moment you join our program, you will be treated with respect and compassion. We do not condone any kind of judgement, stigma, or contempt at our center. Benzodiazepine addiction can happen to anyone and stigma has no place in benzo withdrawal treatment. So leave your concerns behind – we are only here to support you, not judge you.

Our treatment is trauma-informed and individually tailored

Addiction is often either a consequence or a cause of trauma. In our years of experience working with people who suffer from substance use disorder, we have learned that we cannot ignore this. Instead, we address trauma head on through trauma-informed care. In this way, we are able to conduct benzo detox Florida without retraumatizing our patients. Instead, we will help you learn to recognize, cope with, and overcome your past. You won’t get the one-size-fits-all treatment that you may be expecting. We understand that everyone’s experience with addiction is unique. Consequently, the treatment we provide is also unique. We will prepare a rehab plan based on your needs so that you can get exactly the care you need.

Your mental health is our priority at Archstone Behavioral Health

Not only is addiction itself a mental disorder, but it also often goes hand-in-hand with other mental health issues. To truly succeed, treatment must then take on a holistic approach to your well-being. For this reason, mental health care is a big part of what we do. In terms of mental health treatment Florida, we offer therapy for all the most common disorder such as:

Not only are all these disorders common, but they also commonly co-occur with addiction and specifically benzo addiction. If you think you might be experiencing symptoms of any of them, talk to your counselor or therapist. We can help you achieve tranquility as well as sobriety.

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Improving your mental health improves your chances of addiction recovery.

When benzo withdrawal treatment is not enough, try our dual diagnosis program

In the case that addiction and another mental disorder co-occur, they often become intrinsically intertwined. Your experience of benzo addiction will be affected by your mental health; similarly, your benzo addiction will affect your mental health. While this is something you will certainly discuss in therapy during benzo detox Florida, it is often necessary to address the unique interplay of addiction and a mental disorder specifically. For that purpose, we provide dual diagnosis treatment Lantana FL during which you will get a better understanding of how exactly your mental condition and addiction affect you in tandem and what you can do to recover from both.

Archstone Behavioral Health provides rehab for a variety of other addictions as well

One of the major risks of benzo addiction is its correlation to the abuse of other substances. When the effect of benzos no longer produces the same high, you may turn to more potent drugs like opioids or heroin. Or you may use benzos to increase the effects of other depressants. Not only is this dangerous but it also leads to other addictions. But Archstone Behavioral Health is here to provide effective care for all types of addiction. So in addition to benzo withdrawal treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us regarding:

Become a part of our recovering community – contact us today to start the admissions process!

If you are looking for safe and effective benzo detox Florida, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Archstone Behavioral Health is here to support you on your journey to a better and healthier tomorrow. Our door is always open and we are available 24/7. Don’t let benzo addiction rule you – take back control over your life with our help today!

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