benzo detox withdrawal

Benzo Detox Program at FHE Health

Benzodiazepines, such as Xanax and Klonopin, are a class of drug used to treat anxiety. These drugs are highly addictive and easy to become dependent on, a well as being very difficult to stop abusing. Many people are under the false impression that benzos are safer to take or easier to detox from because they are a prescription drug given to them by their primary care physician or psychiatrist, but this is not true. Benzodiazepine addiction can have severe detoxification side effects and sudden or poorly conducted withdrawal can be life-threatening. It’s important to seek help for any attempt at detoxification, but it’s especially important when treating a benzo addiction since the results can be fatal if not an individual isn’t treated in a medically supervised detox center.

When benzos are taken regularly, for a long period of time, or if someone has more than prescribed to them, the individual’s body easily becomes highly dependent upon the benzodiazepine drug they have access to. At FHE Health, we know this means that extra precautions need to be taken during your detox process to ensure your safety, health, and comfort.

Common side effets and symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal include:

  • Irritability and anger
  • Anxiety
  • Problems concentrating
  • Poor memory
  • Body aches and restless legs
  • Insomnia
  • Seizures
  • Burning sensations in the brain
  • Muscle twitches or spasms

The most serious result of benzo withdrawal is Delirium Tremens. Widely referred to in the medical world as DTs, Delirium Tremens us when an individual’s Central Nervous System is more heavily impacted by the patient’s detox attempt and causes them to experience more severe symptoms of withdrawal. DTs may cause an individual to experience symptoms such as seizures, hallucinations, uncontrollable shaking, and death if left untreated. DTs is considered a medical emergency and requires immediate care from healthcare professionals.

At FHE Health, we create the most comfortable environment for our patients during their benzo detoxification program. Patients are monitored 24/7 and staff are always on hand to help when needed. We have the experience to treat any situation that may come up during and help patients cope with the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal, so our patient’s know they’re in safe hands.

The Importance of Medically Managed Benzo Detox Programs

Individuals enduring the benzo detoxification process often experience intense and overwhelming side effects. For this reason, it is necessary for people seeking benzodiazepine rehab treatment to withdraw from benzos in a medically supervised environment at some kind of experience detox center. At FHE Health, we make sure to thoroughly assess every patient’s risk factors during detox and treat them accordingly so that medical emergencies and avoidable discomforts can be prevented. Therapists and doctors are staffed around the clock in order to assist with patient needs and to offer support and encouragement.

When you come to us for benzodiazepine detox treatment, you can expect to go through an extensive physical and psychological evaluation that will help us determine a baseline for your treatment needs and establish any known limitations you may have. You will be prescribed medication as necessary to help with your detox symptoms and to prevent other medical complications. If you are diagnosed with any underlying medical conditions, mental health, or behavioral disorders, we will treat those accordingly as well.

At FHE Health, we create the most comfortable environment we can for those seeking any of our addiction treatment or detox programs. Patients are monitored 24/7 and staff are always on hand if the need arises. We are the experts in treating any situation that may arise during benzo withdrawal, so you can trust that you are in the safest hands possible.

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