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Our Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Program

If you or someone close to you has a prescription for Xanax, Valium, or any other benzodiazepine (benzo), there is a high risk of abuse and addiction. We understand how quickly a dependence can develop and how frightening it can be when you first experience withdrawal symptoms. But you do not have to struggle alone or continue to misuse benzos out of fear. Thankfully, you can get South Florida benzo addiction treatment from our top-notch facility today. 


With Atlantic Recovery Center, you can start treatment at a top South Florida benzo rehab center today. Call our admissions team now at (866) 824-5193. 

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Benzo Addiction Rates

Studies indicate that of the number of people with a prescription, over 17% abused or misused benzos. Over 30 million people use benzodiazepines on a regular basis. The majority of those who do abuse benzos in order to relax or relieve tension. 22.4% use benzos to help with sleep, 10% use it to help with emotions, and almost 12% use it to get high.

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What Qualifies As a Benzodiazepine?

Benzodiazepines are highly potent prescription medications that were initially prescribed as mild tranquilizers. Today they are considered sedative medications. Many prescription drugs contain benzodiazepine as their primary ingredient, such as the following:

  • Diazepam
  • Valium
  • Klonopin
  • Restoril
  • Xanax
  • ProSom
  • Versed
  • Oxazepam
  • Lorazepam
  • Alprazolam
  • Quazepam
  • Triazolam 

No matter what their name or form, benzos all interact with GABA production in your body. This is the chemical responsible for aiding muscle relaxation, sedation, and slowed brain function. Under normal circumstances, it is produced by your brain to help you unwind at the end of the day and fall asleep.

You can visit our benzo drug rehab center in South Florida at Atlantic Recovery Center.

What Are the Side Effects of Benzos?

Benzodiazepines come with a myriad of side effects:

  • Dizziness
  • Unsteadiness on your feet
  • Weakness
  • Irritability
  • Sleep issues
  • Depression 
  • Memory issues
  • Confusion
  • Headaches

Unfortunately, benzodiazepines interact with many other medications and illicit substances. If you are abusing benzodiazepines and you mix them with other things, it can exacerbate the side effects.

For example:

Benzodiazepines influence your natural production of GABA, as does alcohol. If you drink alcohol at the same time, it increases your risk for things like severe depression, breathing problems, and memory issues.

If you are experiencing constipation and take benzodiazepines, it can increase the concentrations of benzodiazepine in your blood, making these side effects much worse. Similarly, if you take antacids at the same time as benzodiazepines, the antacids reduce the effectiveness and put you at risk for an overdose if you try to compensate by taking higher doses normal.

Learn more about benzo side effects by reaching out to Atlantic Recovery Center at (866) 824-5193.

How Are Benzos Used?

Benzodiazepines are often prescribed for severe anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, seizures, depression, and alcohol withdrawal. They might be used for sedation prior to surgery or an anesthetic in a medical setting. In these cases, you are under careful supervision throughout.

If you are ready for help, Atlantic Recovery Center is here. Contact us today at (866) 824-5193 to learn more about our South Florida benzo rehab.

What Are the Signs of Benzo Abuse?

Signs of benzo abuse indicate the need for South Florida benzo rehab. Identifying signs of abuse in yourself or others can be difficult because people display signs of addiction differently. However, there are some common signs you can look for, including the following:

  • Someone in need of South Florida benzo addiction treatment will abuse more prescriptions than they should. This can mean using more than is prescribed in a given day or using a medication for longer than they are supposed to.
  • People struggling with benzo abuse might try to stop and, in the process, find out that they have increased anxiety or insomnia, so they end up taking more, and they avoid quitting for fear of experiencing heightened anxiety or other withdrawal symptoms.
  • Without turning to a benzo drug rehab center in South Florida, someone might spend a substantial amount of their time using benzos, recovering from benzo use, or trying to get their hands on more drugs.

One of the most significant signs is an addiction which brings with it intense cravings or urges. Once a person reaches this stage, their repeated use of benzos can interfere with their professional responsibilities, social engagements, and personal relationships. People might stop participating in social, leisure, or professional activities and find themselves at the center of frequent work or school problems.

Showing signs of benzo abuse? Let Atlantic Recovery Center start you on the path to recovery. 

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Of the several types of rehab programs offered by other South Florida benzo addiction treatment centers, we specialize in residential programs. 

Residential Recovery

Recognizing the need for help represents a significant milestone in your recovery, but so does finding the right recovery program. Not all South Florida benzo addiction treatment is the same. If you try to cut corners by signing up for a fast, short outpatient program, you might not get all of the coping mechanisms and life skills you need for long-term sobriety. But with a residential program, your chances of success and avoiding a relapse increase substantially.

Benzos might come in the form of prescriptions, but they are still highly addictive. Recovery requires specialized care at a benzo drug rehab center in South Florida. Our South Florida residential inpatient program gives you a higher chance of long-term success.

With our residential program, you get 24-hour supervision from our caring staff. You reside at our rehab center full-time while you undergo your initial detox and ongoing therapy. During that time, your accommodations and meals are provided.

Dual Diagnosis 

If you are struggling with an undiagnosed or untreated mental health condition, our South Florida dual diagnosis program gives you the tools you need to overcome it. We appreciate just how difficult it is to recognize addiction and seek professional help. That is why we are dedicated to ensuring you get the most appropriate program possible. 

With the wrong program, you are more likely to struggle during your recovery and relapse. But with our dual diagnosis program, you get South Florida benzo rehab and medication and therapy to help you manage symptoms of any underlying mental health disorder.

Aftercare

Overcoming addiction takes hard work. After you attend our benzo drug rehab center in South Florida, you still have a lot of work ahead of you. When you go back to your everyday life, you will be surrounded by people or places that remind you of your addiction, things that trigger you, and daily stress that might tempt you into drug use.

That is why our aftercare program is so important. Our facility stands apart because we have alumni programs that keep you in touch with other people in your same shoes who are struggling with similar recovery issues. You get a chance to meet with people in your local area through programs like AA and NA, where you can share your experiences and struggles while learning from others.

With Atlantic Recovery Center, we provide reliable South Florida benzo addiction treatment customized to your needs. Do not wait, call us today at (866) 824-5193.

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