Benzodiazepines Treatment in Southern California
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If you know someone struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines, there is hope for recovery.
When treating addiction, Clear Recovery Center equips clients with a solid foundation of support. Our comprehensive and individualized approach tackles the underlying reasons for benzodiazepine addiction. As a family of trained therapists, case managers, and medical professionals, we support each client as they progress towards recovery.
If you’re ready to seek treatment for benzodiazepine addiction, contact Clear Recovery Center. Our team will support your loved one from the outset with a personalized plan for relief.
What Are Benzodiazepines?
Benzodiazepines, commonly called “benzos,” are a class of drugs used for their calming and tranquilizing effects. Benzos include drugs like:
- Klonopin (Clonazepam)
- Valium (Diazepam)
- Xanax (Alprazolam)
- Ativan (Lorazepam)
These legal drugs treat conditions like:
- Panic Disorders
- Other illnesses that require sedation
Benzodiazepines are generally safe to use under the purview of a medical professional. However, they are only intended for limited use. Addiction may form with extended or recreational use.
Recreational use of benzos is more common than you may realize, with Xanax, Klonipin, Ativan, and Valium being the most commonly abused in the United States. There are many reasons why benzodiazepines are abused.
One of the biggest reasons they’re abused is availability. Xanax and Valium are among the most commonly prescribed drugs in the USA, meaning they are widely available for misuse. Further, many drug abusers combine benzos with other drugs, like alcohol or opiates, because of the enhanced high they feel as a result. This combination can often be lethal.
When taken in large doses, benzos are dangerous. Heavy use can result in:
- Poor coordination
- Cognitive impairment
- Difficulty breathing
- Other dangerous symptoms
Even though benzos can treat anxiety and depression, their abuse can make mental illnesses worse.
Benzodiazepine addiction occurs when someone feels they cannot function without benzodiazepines and they feel emotionally or physically like they can’t stop taking them. Further, benzo addicts can suffer negative impacts in their daily life because of their drug abuse.
Recovering from addiction to benzos is physically and emotionally difficult. But that’s why we’re here to help clients to build a strong foundation for an addiction-free life.
How We Treat Benzodiazepine Addiction
We know addiction manifests differently in each person. Treating benzodiazepine addiction is complicated. But we’re here to help patients manage the physical and mental aspects of addiction recovery and to help start their healing process.
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach for treatment. Every plan must be customized to fit each person. We tailor treatment according to each client’s unique situation.
During the intake process, clients meet with admissions specialists to craft treatment plans.
While in treatment, clients and staff work together to assess progress and adjust plans to be the most effective.
We also diagnose and treat co-occurring disorders. These happen when addiction and mental illness overlap. Because benzodiazepines are typically used in the treatment of mental illness, it’s important for us to address all of a client’s struggles during treatment. This ensures complete and ongoing recovery.
Our full team of staff will help the sufferer address the underlying mental and emotional struggles that may have led to addiction in the first place.
Clear Recovery Center offers several treatment options, depending on the individual needs of each client. During the intake process, our admissions specialists will work with each client to develop a treatment plan that best fits them.
Partial Hospitalization Program
Our first program is a partial hospitalization program. This intensive course lasts between 2 and 8 weeks for clients who have completed their initial medical withdrawal plan. Partial hospitalization involves counseling, therapy, and building the foundation for long-lasting recovery.
Intensive Outpatient Program
We also have an intensive outpatient program. For up to 12 weeks, clients will take part in therapy and programs intended to help them transition back into everyday life. It’s usually the next step after completing the partial hospitalization program.
Finally, we offer an outpatient program. This low-intensity program is excellent for clients who have the skills and tools to return to a normal life. They’ll receive support as they enter the final stages of recovery.
In each program, we have different therapies, classes, and services available. Clients can speak with counselors one-on-one, join group art classes, work on developing good health and wellness habits, and participate in many community-building activities. Each program is designed to encourage our patients to build good coping skills. Our programs prepare patients for an addiction-free life.
WHAT WE TREAT
Co-occuring Addiction and Mental Health Issues
Substance use disorders can coincide with mental health or even multiple issues at once. That includes mood, developmental, eating, and behavioral disorders. Clear Recovery Center is equipped to handle a wide variety of co-occurring disorders.
How Are Benzodiazepines Used?
People ingest benzodiazepines in a few different ways. Benzos are legal and often medically-prescribed. Therefore, many take them in the form of swallowable capsules or tablets. Some forms come in tablets that are dissolved under the tongue.
Some benzos are administered intravenously through injections or an IV line. There are many risks associated with non-prescribed injections of drugs like benzodiazepines. Using broken, unsterilized, or shared needles can lead to infection and the formation of blood clots.
Why Benzodiazepines Are Addictive
Benzodiazepines affect chemical receptors in the brain. Specifically, benzodiazepines sedate users by amplifying particular neurotransmitters that are responsible for calming us down. These neurotransmitters make users feel sleepy and calm. Benzos make them stronger.
This effect means benzos are excellent for short-term use to treat anxiety and insomnia. However in the long-term, the brain can become dependent on benzos. If left unchecked, that dependency can transform into addiction. The brain “forgets” how to function without the help of benzos. Those with a benzo addiction cannot sleep or feel calm or happy without the drug. Their brains can’t rest without them.
Thankfully, this problem is reversible. With proper treatment, it’s possible to retrain the brain to produce those calming brain hormones normally again. The trained addiction professionals at Clear Recovery Center help clients transition into a life that’s free of benzo dependence.
Substance use disorders and addictions are real diseases like any other. Addiction forms in the brain, but it can impact other parts of the body too. The pervasive, full-body nature of addiction makes supervised and guided treatment important. At Clear Recovery Center, we help sufferers to solve the whole problem, not just the symptoms.
If your loved one is ready to begin a path back to wellness through addiction recovery, get in touch with us as soon as possible.
We are equipped to help you and your loved one deal with benzodiazepine addiction treatment in South Bay, California. Our years of experience dealing with benzodiazepine addiction means our professionals are both prepared and ready to start on the journey toward recovery with you and your loved ones.
We never make assumptions about a person’s life or experiences and pride ourselves on being providers of outstanding mental health care that is both effective and long-lasting. Find out for yourself how we can help you fight benzodiazepine addiction today.
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Redondo Beach Location
201 Herondo Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Manhattan Beach Location
515 N Sepulveda Blvd Suite B
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
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