Medical Benzodiazepine Detoxification in Santa Ana, CA
Benzodiazepines are commonly referred to as “benzos” and synonymous with “Xanax,” which is the most high profile brand name benzo. Benzodiazepines are a class of medications which are used primarily as a sedative and for anxiety disorders.
Benzos are one of the most widely prescribed medications in the U.S. and also have a high potential for abuse. Some common brands of benzodiazepines include:
According to the DEA these brands (and their generic counterparts) are the most commonly prescribed and also the “most frequently encountered on the illicit market.” Whether you became dependent after taking a prescribed medication or from obtaining Benzos another way, you will likely need help to withdraw safely from Benzodiazepines.
How Can Savers Addiction Medical Detox Help?
Withdrawal from Benzos is a prolonged process that generally occurs in three phases. Onset of early withdrawal depends on which Benzodiazepine(s) you’ve been using, how long you’ve used, and other factors.
Onset of acute withdrawal usually occurs within a few days from your last dose. For some, the final phase of protracted withdrawal lasts up to two years. The dedicated staff of addiction professionals at Savers Addiction Medical Group will stay with you throughout the process of withdrawing from benzodiazepines.
The Process of Getting Help for Benzodiazepine Dependence
During your intake, we will ask you some questions to establish what Benzodiazepine(s) you’ve been taking, any other substances you may be using, your general health, including mental, emotional and physical. Answering these questions as accurately as possible will help us to plan the best possible medical withdrawal strategy. Our goal is to help you to safely and effectively withdraw from Benzos and support you on your path to recovery.
What Withdrawal Symptoms Can I Expect to Experience?
Withdrawal symptoms vary from user to user and depend on many factors. Most people experience one or more of the following symptoms as they go through withdrawal:
- Sensory distortion
- Heart palpitations
- Panic attack(s)
For some, withdrawal includes seizures and/or delirium tremors, and can even prove fatal. It is not recommended to attempt to withdraw from benzodiazepines without medical supervision.
Our Detoxification Process Will Get You Safely Through Acute Withdrawal
Once we do the initial intake assessment we can plan the best strategy to free you from benzodiazepines. If you need additional medications to help you through the withdrawal process our experienced team of medical experts can administer the appropriate medication.
Depending on your physical health and history of use, you may need to be tapered off over a period of days or even weeks to safely withdraw. The goal is to monitor you through this process and give the appropriate support to help you emerge substance-free.
Checking into Savers Addiction Medical Group detoxification unit will allow us to closely monitor your physical, mental and emotional condition throughout the withdrawal process, to ensure you are safe and as comfortable as possible.
Recovery is Possible. Let Us Guide You
Addiction only gets worse as time goes by. That’s why you should contact us now if you suspect that you or a loved one has a problem. Savers Addiction Medical Group is a leading provider of prevention, education, and outpatient treatment services for alcoholism, addiction, and co-occurring mental health disorders. We can help you or a loved one recover and help your family heal, right now.
Savers Addiction Intensive Inpatient Treatment Program
Once you’ve safely gone through the acute withdrawal phase, we will continue to support you through our intensive inpatient treatment program so that you can re-enter the community with a strong foundation for continued recovery. In addition to continued monitoring of your overall medical condition, our inpatient treatment program will help you address the issues which led to your benzodiazepine dependence.
You willconnect with others who are beginning their recovery journey, and through the support of your peers and our staff of highly-trained therapists, psychiatrists and addiction recovery experts you can begin your journey of recovery from the harrowing ordeal of addiction.
Post-Acute Withdrawal Support in Savers Addiction Outpatient Treatment Program
Once you’re safely through the acute detox phase, have completed intensive inpatient treatment and are ready to re-enter the community we will give you continued support in our outpatient treatment program to ensure that you remain substance-free and continue on a healthy path of recovery. This is a crucial step as many people who stop taking benzodiazepines suffer from post-acute withdrawal syndrome which can last anywhere from a few months to two years. Our staff of therapists, psychiatrists and addiction support professionals will help you through this difficult time. By getting ongoing help and support from the staff of addiction professionals who is most familiar with your unique medical and psychosocial history you will greatly increase your ability to remain substance-free.
Begin Your Journey of Recovery and Healing Now
You don’t have to live in the nightmare of benzodiazepine dependence another day. By checking yourself into Savers Addiction Recovery Center Medical Detoxification Unit you can begin your path of recovery and healing immediately. Our staff of caring medical and psychosocial addiction professionals will stay with you throughout the entire process of withdrawal and continue with you through your early months of recovery. By choosing to get help through Savers Addiction Medical Group you are giving yourself the best chance possible to recover completely and resume a healthy, productive and joyful life free of Benzo dependence.