Benzo Detox

Benzo Detox in Florida

Benzodiazepines are a type of prescription drug normally used to treat health conditions like seizures, anxiety, muscle spasms, sleep disorders, and other issues. Unfortunately, like many other prescription drugs, benzos are often misused. The misuse of benzos can lead to addiction, harming a person’s health and life in the process. Benzodiazepines work by manipulating the brain’s distribution of neurotransmitters, causing the person to constantly turn back to using. As a result of their effects on the brain, benzos can quickly lead to addiction. 

Common benzos include prescription drugs like Valium, Ativan, Xanax, and Klonopin. They attack the GABA neurotransmitters in the brain, increasing their strength and inducing a sedative effect. Regardless of which type of benzo a person takes, all of them can lead to addiction if they are misused. Fortunately, individuals who develop an addiction to benzos can begin their recovery treatment with our benzo detox at our rehab center in Lake Worth. 

Benzo Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

Like many other substances, withdrawal symptoms are a common facet of benzodiazepine detoxification. Withdrawals usually occur between 1-7 days after the person last used. These symptoms can vary in intensity depending on how long the person was using benzos and how much they were using. Typical benzo withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Restlessness
  • Lack of sleep
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Agitation
  • Inability to concentrate

Individuals undergoing detox experience these withdrawal symptoms because their brains and bodies are adjusting to the lack of benzodiazepines. Factors that contribute to the intensity of these symptoms include age, duration of use, and whether other substances were taken during their period of addiction. Our staff is dedicated to patients’ health and safety throughout their recovery. Our medically monitored detox services can also assist in alleviating a patients’ withdrawal symptoms. 

As part of our benzodiazepine detox protocol, medical attention is also offered as a safe and effective way to detox from benzos and lessen the uncomfortable effects of withdrawal symptoms. Our benzo detox program in Florida includes medical monitoring and professional medical help for any complications that may present themselves during treatment. With monitoring, medical support, and various other forms of therapy, our patients will get the help they need to achieve a safe benzodiazepine detox. 

What Happens After Benzo Detox?

Recovering from benzo addiction doesn’t end at detox. After completing our benzo detox program, patients are advised to complete additional comprehensive treatment, like our benzo addiction treatment, to achieve recovery and find sobriety. 

At Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, we encourage people battling with benzo addiction to seek treatment right away. With our benzo detox, patients can get a start on their journey to sobriety. Once they’ve successfully completed their detox treatment, patients are encouraged to enroll in our other addiction treatment programs and therapies. At our Florida rehab center, patients can receive treatment that meets their needs and gives them the tools that are necessary to maintain their sobriety beyond treatment.  

If you or a loved one are struggling with benzo addiction or any other form of addiction or substance abuse, we encourage you to contact us today to begin your recovery journey.