Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment

Our Veterans Rehab Treatment Centers offer specialized treatment for Benzodiazepine Addiction. With years of experience, Our Residential Mental Health Treatment Centers work tirelessly to meet your treatment needs.

Benzodiazepine Addiction

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What are Benzodiazepines?

Due to many factors, Benzodiazepine Addiction is on the rise in the United States. Benzodiazepines are a class of medications that work in the central nervous system. They are used for a variety of medical conditions, such as anxiety, seizures, and for alcohol withdrawal. Benzodiazepines work by blocking excessive activity of nerves in the brain and other areas in the central nervous system.

As a class, benzodiazepines are similar in how they work in the brain but have different potencies and durations of actions. Because of this, some benzodiazepines work better than others in the treatment of particular conditions. Common examples of benzodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, and Ativan.

The best part is Veterans don’t have to struggle with Benzodiazepine Addiction on their own. Treatment at Warrior and First Responder Resorts helps Veterans regain emotional footing. Our Veterans Rehab treats addiction through Detox, Medication Assisted Treatment, and follow up treatment, such as group therapyone on one therapy, and support groups.

Benzodiazepine addiction Treatment

Benzodiazepine Addiction is best treated at a licensed rehab facility with highly qualified staff. While people quit on their own by slowly decreasing their dosage, Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms are dangerous. Treatment centers are better in the long run and increase the chances of a successful recovery.

There are several different treatments available for Benzodiazepine Addiction. However, it is crucial to rid the body of the drug before starting any other form of treatment. Our Medical Detox provides the safest environment while Veterans experience withdrawal symptoms.

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Increased Saliva Production



Change in Sex Drive


Increased Sweating

Difficulty Concentrating

Upset Stomach

Dry Mouth

Different Types of Benzos

Benzodiazepine Addiction can have dangerous withdrawal symptoms.


Common side effects include sleepiness, depression, headaches, feeling tired, dry mouth, and memory problems. Some of the sedation and tiredness may improve within a few days. Due to concerns about misuse, some do not recommend Xanax as an initial treatment for panic disorder. Withdrawal or rebound symptoms may occur if use is suddenly decreased; gradually decreasing the dose over weeks or months may be required. Other rare risks include suicide and a twofold increased risk of all-cause mortality. Benzodiazepines act through the GABA receptor. Xanax was patented in 1971 and approved for medical use in the United States in 1981. This is a Schedule IV controlled substance and is a common drug of abuse. It is available as a generic medication. In 2019, it was the 41st-most-commonly-prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 17 million prescriptions

addiction to pills is on the rise due to the rising number of prescriptions by doctors.


Dependence occurs in one-third of people who take Klonopin for longer than four weeks. Common side effects include sleepiness, poor coordination, and agitation. Long-term use may result in tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms if stopped abruptly. There is an increased risk of suicide, particularly in people who are already depressed. If used during pregnancy it may result in harm to the fetus. This medication binds to GABA receptors, thus increasing the effect of the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Klonopin was patented in 1960 and went on sale in 1975 in the United States from Roche. It is available as a generic medication. In 2019, it was the 46th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 15 million prescriptions. In many areas of the world it is commonly used as a recreational drug.

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When given intravenously the person should be closely monitored.Common side effects include weakness, sleepiness, low blood pressure, and a decreased effort to breathe. Among those who are depressed there may be an increased risk of suicide. With long-term use, larger doses may be required for the same effect. Physical dependence and psychological dependence may also occur. If stopped suddenly after long-term use, benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome may occur. Older people more often develop adverse effects. In this age group Ativan is associated with falls and hip fractures. Due to these concerns, the use of Ativan is generally only recommended for up to two to four weeks. This medication was initially patented in 1963 and went on sale in the United States in 1977. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines. It is available as a generic medication. In 2019, it was the 69th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than 10 million prescriptions



Long-term use can result in tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms on dose reduction. Common side effects include sleepiness and trouble with coordination. Serious side effects are rare. They include suicide, decreased breathing, and an increased risk of seizures if used too frequently in those with epilepsy. Occasionally, excitement or agitation may occur. Abrupt stopping after long-term use can be potentially dangerous. After stopping, cognitive problems may persist for six months or longer. It is not recommended during pregnancy or breastfeeding. Its mechanism of action works by increasing the effect of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). Valium was patented in 1959 by Hoffmann-La Roche. It has been one of the most frequently prescribed medications in the world since its launch in 1963. In the United States it was the best-selling medication between 1968 and 1982, selling more than 2 billion tablets in 1978 alone.



Librium can cause physical dependence and what is known as the benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome. Withdrawal from Librium or other benzodiazepines often leads to withdrawal symptoms that are similar to those seen with alcohol and barbiturates. The higher the dose and the longer the drug is taken, the greater the risk of experiencing unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal symptoms can, however, occur at standard dosages and also after short-term use. Benzodiazepine treatment should be discontinued as soon as possible through a slow and gradual dose-reduction regime

How Do We Help With Benzodiazepine Addiction?

How Do We Help With Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Through the groundbreaking use of integrative evidence-based therapy and Mental Health Evaluations, our Veterans Rehab programs helps develop:

  • Anxiety Coping Skills 
  • Practical application of therapy practices in your everyday life
  • Mental Wellness Plans to cope with Benzodiazepine Abuse
  • Principles of Self Care
  • Life Balance
  • Learning Positive Alternative ID
  • The Importance of Healthy Nutrition to combat Addiction
  • Physical Fitness
  • Healthy Communication Skills
  • Dealing with Life without the use of Benzodiazepines
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Relapse Prevention Plans to identify relapse triggers

Recovery From Benzodiazepine Addiction

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While those who need Benzodiazepine for an anxiety disorder benefit from having a prescription, there is a high risk for addiction. Users commonly get addicted to anti-anxiety medication, whether they are trying to get high or following doctors orders. Addiction to benzodiazepines is dangerous, especially for people with legitimate anxiety disorder symptoms. At Warriors and First Responder Resorts, we address the addiction and what caused it. By treating the mental aspect of a Benzodiazepine addiction, we offer a healthier and more accurate way of helping our Veterans.

It is never easy to escape the cycle of addiction, but having psychological symptoms can make it even more challenging to achieve sobriety. With our specialized treatment programs, Veterans  reduce their anxiety through individual and group therapy that focuses on the causes of their symptoms. Veterans receive education about both addiction and mental illness. Contact Warriors and First Responder Resorts today and learn more about how our Treatment Centers can help you begin a life free of addiction.