Prescription benzodiazepine tranquilizers, or benzos, are known to be highly addictive. Even people who are prescribed the medication and use it as directed can become addicted. Benzo withdrawal can be extremely painful and can cause even the most strong-willed individuals to use just to ease the withdrawal pain. If you or a loved one in the Seattle is addicted to benzos, seek professional drug rehabilitation treatment as soon as possible. Treatment can be extremely effective and greatly increases an individual’s chances for long-term sobriety.
Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms
Addicts who try to withdrawal from any form of drugs and alcohol on their own often resort back to drug and alcohol use due to the pain they experience during the withdrawal stage. Included in the following are some of the most common benzo withdrawal symptoms:
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Social isolation
Tranquilizers are often prescribed to help individuals who are suffering from anxiety and sleep disorders. Ironically, the longer you use tranquilizers, the more disrupted sleep patterns and anxiety you experience. Tranquilizers should be gradually decreased, unless you are under constant supervision by a medical professional.
Benzo Addiction Treatment Options for Seattle Residents
With so many different drug addiction treatment programs available, it can be difficult to know which one is best for you. Rehabilitation programs are able to tailor treatment to an addict’s specific needs and long-term goals for sobriety. Included in the following are some of the treatment options for benzo addicts:
- Inpatient treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Group homes
Inpatient treatment helps addicts through the withdrawal stage of benzo addiction. During this stage, addicts would experience intense pain if attempting to withdrawal on their own. However, inpatient treatment consists of pain management and is able to reduce the amount of pain that addicts experience. Outpatient treatment is a continuation of treatment that can occur in your local Seattle area. Outpatient treatment consists of either group or individual counseling sessions. In group counseling, addicts are able to relate to others with similar experiences. In individual counseling, addicts can speak freely and receive advice. Group homes often set rules and guidelines that addicts must follow in order to maintain residence.
Benzo Addiction Treatment for Seattle Residents
If you or a loved one in the Seattle area is suffering from benzo addiction, please call our toll-free helpline today. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer your addiction and treatment questions and help you find an addiction rehabilitation program that is right for you. Starting on the path toward sobriety is only a call away, so call us today.