Anxiety and insomnia are problems that people struggle with every day. They can interfere with quality of life and be very distressing. When used as prescribed, benzodiazepines can help alleviate symptoms and enhance relaxation. However, long-term use as well as misuse can increase risk of drug addiction and contribute to other health concerns. Benzodiazepine addiction treatment helps clients to break the cycle of use and cope with issues such as anxiety in alternative ways. Not everyone who misuses benzos has anxiety or insomnia either – some people use it for its sedative effects to cope with other problems. Rehab addresses underlying problems and builds more effective routines and coping strategies.
Benzodiazepines are approved, prescription drugs, but that does not mean that they come without risks. It is important that all use is closely monitored by a physician to help prevent addiction and implement treatment should addiction develop. Crossroads partners with individuals, families, medical providers, and other professionals to increase access to effective treatment for benzo addiction. There is help available and recovery is possible. Whether someone is seeking treatment for the first time or overcoming a relapse, Crossroads provides personalized, gender-responsive care to support clients in turning their lives around and solidifying recovery efforts.
Benzodiazepines is a broad category of depressants and tranquilizers that encompasses many drugs. Common drugs include Xanax®, Valium®, Ativan®, Klonopin®, Versed®, and Restoril®. They slow down the central nervous system and increase GABA levels in the brain. In turn, this produces a sedative effect that makes individuals feel more relaxed and less anxious. Taking too much of these drugs can cause dizziness, confusion, shallow breathing, poor coordination, blurry vision, or slurred speech. In some cases, they may actually exacerbate the symptoms of anxiety and insomnia.
It can be difficult to stop use on one’s own and cope with the challenges of withdrawal. Benzodiazepine rehab starts with supervised detox to help clients overcome withdrawal symptoms as safely and comfortably as possible. It is necessary to rid the body of all addictive substances in order to make the most of recovery. If the brain is still being influenced by these drugs, it can be harder to make lasting changes. Rehab at Crossroads addresses the physical and psychological effects of benzo addiction to create a comprehensive recovery plan that supports long-term sobriety.
Benzodiazepine Recovery at Crossroads
Benzodiazepine addiction treatment sets clients up for success by combining a variety of evidence-based treatment approaches and therapies to support positive change in all aspects of clients’ lives. Programs integrate individual and group therapies with activities such as meditation, yoga, and acupuncture. Clients engage in gender-responsive treatment that focuses on the unique challenges they face and builds skills to promote relapse prevention and achieving a balanced life in recovery.
Clients delve more deeply into issues related to substance use and mental health disorders to understand how these problems impact behavior and affect recovery. They can explore alternative means to coping with anxiety, reducing stress, and improving relaxation. The Back Cove Women’s Residential Program and Children and Mothers Residential Program (CAMP) are tailored to the unique needs of women and create a structured, therapeutic environment where women can build a solid foundation for recovery. The CAMP program allows women to keep their children close by providing childcare while women are in treatment and incorporating parenting education and related services.
As clients adjust to recovery and implementing positive changes in their lives, outpatient treatment and therapy programs are available to provide ongoing support and education to promote success. Cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention therapy are just a few of the evidence-based techniques used in treatment. In addition, family therapy and education programs are also part of the rehab process since addiction affects the entire family. Relationship building is an essential component of recovery and moving forward in a healthier manner.
Crossroads comes together with clients and their families to equip them with the strategies, tools, and resources necessary for effective recovery and relapse prevention. It is not too late to seek comprehensive treatment and start a new path to embrace who you truly want to be.