Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment

Benzodiazepine (Xanax) Addiction Treatment in Orange County, CA

Benzodiazepine addiction treatment is an important part of our work at Sheer Recovery. One of the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States, benzodiazepines (also called benzos) are probably best known in their most-prescribed form, Xanax; other forms include Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan. It’s a highly addictive drug that can cause serious problems, which is why benzodiazepine addiction treatment and recovery programs are crucial if you or a loved one is misusing or abusing the medication.

Benzos are extremely potent, acting as a sedative or hypnotic, depending on the strength of the drug. In fact, benzos have also been used as “date rape” drugs because they can impair brain function, which makes it harder to resist sexual aggression. The toxic effects that can occur when benzos are misused or abused—anxiety, headaches, tremors, memory problems, insomnia, anorexia, and a feeling of weakness—are dangerous without the intervention of benzodiazepine addiction treatment. It’s especially dangerous when benzos are combined with a depressant such as alcohol, which can cause severe distress to the respiratory system and, possibly, death.

At Sheer Recovery, we specialize in benzodiazepine addiction treatment, offering medically assisted detox with 24-hour onsite nursing supervision in a safe and secure, executive-level residential environment. With our highly experienced clinical staff and a 1:1 staff to client ratio, the goal of our dual diagnosis treatment centers is to offer the structure and support you need during benzo detox recovery.

Stages of Xanax Addiction Treatment

Rehab for Xanax addiction is a necessary step to getting control of your life back, and it’s a process best overseen by licensed clinicians who can help you during each stage of the process.

When you stop using Xanax, or other forms of benzos, it can result in withdrawal symptoms and seizures, as well as anxiety. Xanax addiction treatment should start with a medically supervised detox process, especially if the addiction is coupled with extreme alcohol use. The most successful detox programs mitigate the drug’s effect while attempting to decrease the intense symptoms of withdrawal. At Sheer Recovery, we closely monitor all clients during the detox process to support them in every way possible during this difficult time.

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Xanax or Benzodiazepine addiction treatment

Once detoxification is complete, it’s then followed by the second stage of treatment—either a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Whether it’s inpatient or outpatient, this phase of treatment can include psychological therapy, group therapy, and other intensive programs to prevent possible relapse. There is also a focus on overall wellness, whether it’s taking fitness classes or attending NA/AA meetings. It helps prepare you for the final stage of treatment, which is done on an entirely outpatient basis. Once you get control over the benzos, you can reestablish control over your life and go back to work, school, and family, and return to leading a productive life

It can be difficult to accept that Xanax use (or the use of other benzos) has evolved to the point of addiction, but abusing this powerful drug can have serious repercussions on your health and your life. Positive change begins when you choose to take back your life and seek help with treatment and recovery. That change can begin when you contact Sheer Recovery.