Benzodiazepine Addiction and Treatment

Benzodiazepine Addiction and Treatment

Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are prescription drugs recommended for patients who have insomnia, anxiety, and other conditions. This is a highly addictive drug and can be fatal to the body when taken along with alcohol or opioids. Taking benzos with other sedatives is also dangerous as it can impair cognitive function and reduce breathing. This is often a reason behind overdosing. 

How Does Benzodiazepine Work?

Benzodiazepine works by excessively pushing up the dopamine levels creating an intense sense of pleasure. This can become overwhelming to many, especially those prone to developing an addiction. 

Signs Of Benzodiazepine Use

Benzodiazepine consumption has prominent signs that the user’s family members can quickly notice. Prolonged use of benzodiazepine can lead to specific side effects which can also be noticed, such as: 

  • Fatigue
  • Reduced libido
  • Change in appetite
  • Losing balance
  • Impaired memory
  • Sedation
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Gaining weight
  • Constipation
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea 

If any of these signs are observed, it is advisable to visit a professional and undergo a benzos detox. Anyone going through the detox phase will experience specific withdrawal symptoms like: 

  • Vomiting
  • Dry heaving
  • Hand tremors
  • Panic attacks
  • Seizures
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeping problems
  • Poor concentration
  • Stiffness
  • Muscle aches
  • Headaches
  • Palpitations 

These withdrawals can become too intense at a point. Hence, one should never attempt to detox on their own. More severe withdrawal symptoms can even result in death. There are even people who relapse and begin using benzos again because they fail to handle these symptoms. But that is equally dangerous as it increases the risk of overdose. Therefore, detoxing under experts’ supervision at Mallard Lake Detox Center is recommended. 

Detoxing At Mallard Lake Detox Center

Mallard Lake Detox Center offers medical detox for benzos addiction supervised by qualified professionals like physicians, doctors, and psychiatrists. The support is available round the clock. With this constantly available help, patients heal faster. You, too, can contact our center now to get help as soon as possible and take a step ahead towards living a healthy life. 

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