Benzodiazepine Addiction Rehab in Kennesaw, GA
Holistic Treatment for Benzo Addiction in Georgia
The image of drug addiction in the media and the public mind tends to focus heavily on a dependence on illegal narcotics, but the truth is that prescription drugs like benzodiazepines can be just as dangerous. Benzodiazepines are a type of drug that is prescribed to treat mental health issues and sleep disorders, in addition to other conditions. People who are prescribed these drugs or choose to take benzodiazepines recreationally can become dependent on use. According to the 2020 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 4.8 million people aged 12 and older misused prescription benzodiazepines during the past year.
If you are struggling with benzodiazepine addiction, North Georgia Recovery Center can help. We apply an individualized approach to all of our treatment plans, so the needs of each of our patients are met. At our state-of-the-art facility in Kennesaw, you can be sure that your treatment plan will be crafted specifically for you. Schedule a free consultation with our team to discuss your needs and begin your journey to recovery today.
Learn more about our benzodiazepine rehab program in Kennesaw by calling us today at (678) 940-7873.
Benzodiazepine drugs are used to treat conditions such as anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and other conditions. Although this type of medication can be helpful for people who are living with these conditions, benzodiazepines can be addictive and can contribute to negative health effects if abused.
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs which includes prescription drugs such as:
Effects of Benzodiazepine Use
The signs of benzodiazepine use and the potential long-term effects can vary depending on the type of drug (for example, Xanax, Ambien, or Klonopin) that is being used. Many benzodiazepine users begin taking the drugs under a prescription, so issues with dependency may not be noticeable right away.
A benzodiazepine addiction can contribute to feelings of confusion and drowsiness, as well as putting users at risk for health issues such as seizures, coma, difficulty breathing, limited mobility, changes in heart rate, and memory loss, including dementia.
Benzodiazepine users who attempt to quit using the drugs on their own may experience benzodiazepine withdrawal. If a person was prescribed a benzodiazepine drug, they may experience the effects they originally obtained a prescription for, such as anxiety or trouble sleeping. Other symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal may include nausea, muscle spasms, blurred vision, and depression.
A person who uses benzodiazepines for an extended period of time may experience long-term effects such as concentration issues and memory loss. Long-term benzodiazepine usage can permanently alter brain function.
Treating Benzodiazepine Addiction
By far the most effective way to treat a benzodiazepine addiction is to seek help through an accredited addiction rehab facility. Attempting to quit benzo use "cold turkey" without medical supervision is both dangerous and highly difficult as the discomfort of withdrawal often pushes addicted individuals to immediately relapse.
A reputable benzo rehab facility like North Georgia Recovery Center will begin treatment by evaluating factors like the severity of the person's addiction, the amount of time the drug has been used, and identifying if the person is struggling with any other addictions or co-occurring mental disorders. In some cases, the addicted person may need to undergo detox to cleanse their body of the drug before participating in an ongoing rehabilitation program.
Our Benzodiazepine Rehab Programs
At North Georgia Recovery Center, when we create a rehabilitation plan for our patients, we do so based on factors such as the type of drug they are entering treatment for, the patient’s goals for recovery, the involvement of the patient’s family, and any underlying issues the patient is struggling with. The consideration of all of these elements lets us tailor your recovery path to your specific situation.
Your treatment plan may include:
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Outpatient group and after care
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There is hope if you are fighting benzodiazepine addiction. North Georgia Recovery Center helps people in Kennesaw and the surrounding areas manage their addiction issues and work toward recovery. We provide guidance to our patients throughout their journeys to sobriety, even after they have completed our programs. It is our goal to serve as a support system for former and current patients and create a positive community vibe in treatment.
All of our services begin with a free and confidential consultation. This conversation will allow you to learn more about our programs, and help us create your individualized treatment plan. Contact us today!