Health Problems Caused by Benzodiazepines Addiction
Benzos are usually prescribed by doctors because they are effective at treating certain conditions, not because they are safe. In fact, if you are prescribed a benzo, then your doctor should have discussed a long list of potentially hazardous side effects with you. Using illegally manufactured benzos is all the more dangerous, as you cannot be certain what other substances might be laced into a “benzo” dosage.
Side effects and health conditions caused by benzo use or addiction vary, such as:
- Dizziness, nausea, indigestion, and vomiting
- High blood pressure
- Major depression and anxiety attacks
- Migraines and body aches
- New or worsened sleep disorders
- Psychological breakdowns and panic
Our Approache to Benzodiazepines Addiction Treatments
When someone becomes addicted to benzos, it can feel as if they are losing control of their lives. Without repeated dosages, withdrawal symptoms can kick in and be dramatic, which forces the user into a harsh schedule of benzo use. The problem is the dosage will need to steadily increase, rising the chances of a life-threatening overdose each time.
We have found that alternative drug addiction treatments can be extremely effective for challenging benzo addiction. You will not only find a way to undo your cycle of drug abuse, but you will also find internal strength and external tools to regain control of your life and find confidence again.
Examples of some of our most popular alternative therapies include:
- Adventure therapy
- Equine-assisted therapy
- Group therapy
- Life skills coaching
- Sound therapy
Patient-Focused Drug Addiction Therapy in Georgia
The Carter Treatment Center is known for helping people defeat benzo addiction in Alpharetta, Canton, Cumming, Dawsonville, Milton, Johns Creek, Gainesville, Suwanee, and Roswell, Georgia. If you live in any of those cities or a nearby region, call (678) 737-4430 to learn about admissions to one of our centers. We enjoy figuring out alternative treatment plans for the peoples of our communities who need support in drug addiction recovery.
Ready to begin? Contact our team at any time.
Benzodiazepine Addiction FAQ
- What is “benzo belly?”
When discontinuing the use of a benzodiazepine, it is not uncommon for some people to experience stomach pains during withdrawals. This pain and discomfort, which can be accompanied by appetite loss, diarrhea, and constipation, is colloquially called “benzo belly.” Most people who experience “benzo belly” report that it lasts for a few weeks after the last dose they had of a benzodiazepine, but it can last longer. The lasting discomfort of “benzo belly” is one of the leading causes of relapse. Quitting benzo abuse with the support of a professional drug treatment center like ours can greatly reduce the risk of relapsing, and we can even discuss ways to alleviate “benzo belly” during withdrawal.
- What are the dangers of sudden benzo cessation? Can they be avoided?
Sudden benzo cessation or benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome can cause a variety of mild to severe symptoms, including insomnia, panic attacks, tremors, nausea, weight loss, and migraines. In rare cases, seizures can occur during benzo withdrawals, especially when the user stops taking the drug abruptly, rather than tapering off through a medically assisted recovery program. To avoid dangerous benzo withdrawal symptoms, you should work with our addiction treatment center for a comprehensive recovery program.
- Is benzo addiction treatment covered under my health insurance?
The Carter Treatment Center is proud to be a member of The National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) and an accredited Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) member. Due to our memberships, background, and reputation, we are able to work with major insurance companies – such as Aetna, BlueCross BlueShield, Humana, COBRA, and Cigna – and accept more of their policies. If you get healthcare insurance through your employer, then there is a good chance that your benzo addiction treatments are covered and could be more affordable than you realize.