Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” are some of the most commonly prescribed drugs that treat a number of conditions, including anxiety. Unfortunately, people who use them run the risk of becoming addicted because they are central nervous system depressants. Understanding these drugs can be useful if you suspect you or a loved one may be abusing or developing an addiction to them.

Recognizing Benzo Addiction

Signs of benzodiazepine abuse may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia and abnormal sleep patterns
  • Hand tremors
  • Muscle weakness
  • Restlessness

Some of the most common benzos that are abused include Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and their generic brands. Recognizing the signs of benzo addiction in yourself or someone you love is often the first step in getting treatment.

Get the Treatment You Deserve

People who abuse benzos can develop a physical dependence on these drugs, and stopping a benzo drug abruptly can cause withdrawal symptoms. Because of the severity of these symptoms, it is important that people start benzodiazepine addiction treatment under the care of a professional before attempting to discontinue using the drug. At True Recovery, we can help you take that all-important first step and connect you with an Orange County rehab center.

The True Recovery Difference

If you need a safe and comfortable benzo treatment center, look no further than True Recovery. Our highly-trained staff helps guide you in your addiction recovery, whether it’s your first time or you have had a relapse. Our treatment programs are customized to your needs to ensure you receive the help you need to live benzo-free.

Our addiction counseling sessions help you reduce cravings while encouraging you to discover your life’s passions, goals, and sense of fulfillment. Call today to speak with an admissions counselor.