Effective benzo addiction treatment takes expertise, experience and a multifaceted approach.
Every single day, an average of 115 people die from an opioid overdose. Roughly thirty percent of these deaths are related to benzodiazepines, an opioid-based prescription drug.
This opioid-based sedative is often prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and insomnia on an as-needed basis. Benzodiazepines, frequently called “benzos” for short, provide sedative effects by increasing levels of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
The most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines are Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), and Klonopin (clonazepam).
While these prescription drugs can certainly provide profound relief to someone in the throes of ongoing panic attacks, the long-term effects of these prescription drugs are often devastating.
A physical dependence can develop rather quickly, often leading users to a grueling benzodiazepine addiction that can only be broken with the help of a treatment center.
Continue reading to fully understand the effects of benzodiazepines, the withdrawal symptoms, and how to treat a benzodiazepine addiction.