Benzodiazepine, also called benzos, are a type of drug often prescribed for panic disorders, insomnia, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and anxiety. Unfortunately they are often abused, and mixed with other drugs and alcohol which can be fatal.

Quitting Benzos

Benzos should never be quit cold turkey without medical observation. They can have serious withdrawal symptoms, and quitting suddenly by yourself can be dangerous. To quit benzos, you should work with qualified detox professionals to find out what the best plan is for you. The first step is making the call to be discuss what options are best for you. Then, you will begin a supervised detox procedure.

 

Withdrawing from benzos can start within 24 and last between a few days and several months depending on how long the drugs have been used. A small percentage of people even feel withdrawal symptoms years after coming off the drug. The list of withdrawal symptoms of benzos is long and similar to that of coming off many other drugs. It includes chest pain, blurred vision, severe depression, suicidal ideation, derealization, dizziness, fatigue, elevated blood pressure, headaches, hallucinations, insomnia, mood swings, nightmares, paranoia, and many others. This list may be intimidating, but hopefully it won’t scare you away from recovery. The truth is that the longer a person has been on benzos, the harder it is and the worse the withdrawal symptoms are, so it’s better to do it sooner rather than later.

Clean Living

After detox it’s important to create a recovery plan for clean living. This will help you avoid triggers and find ways to prevent yourself from drawing on previous negative coping mechanisms. It’s also important to seek out and confront any problems that enabled your addiction to begin in the first place. If any pain remains that you were using benzos to cope with, you’ll need to find alternate methods to manage it.

 

Recovering from an addiction to benzos is possible. Get started today by calling (855) 441-2449 to learn more about benzo rehab in Florida.

 

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