Used in short term treatment of anxiety disorders and seizure disorders, benzodiazepines, also referred to as benzos, are effective when taken as prescribed, but when abused (and frequently are), quickly lead to addiction.
Benzodiazapines are tranquilizers or sedatives, which rapidly reduce symptoms of anxiety and produce a sense of relaxation that appeals to many individuals. While many people may believe that benzodiazepines are safer to abuse than illicit drugs because they are prescribed by a physician, the reality is that benzo abuse can result in serious illness or death, especially when taken with other drugs and/or alcohol. The most frequent incidence of overdose is the result of benzodiazapines mixed with alcohol and opiates.
At AwakeningsPM, we are aware how difficult it can be to take the first step toward a life of sobriety and dedicate oneself to a treatment recovery program. For this reason, among many others, we have developed specialized programming that strives to make the process one that is as comfortable as possible. By engaging in our comprehensive addiction treatment program, individuals who are struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines can develop the tools and support needed to prepare for a lifetime of recovery without relying of prescription medications or any other substances. We can help you achieve the sobriety and happiness you desire.