Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are frequently prescribed to people who have been experiencing anxiety, insomnia, or seizures. When used as directed, benzos can be extremely beneficial. Unfortunately, many people also abuse these substances, which can lead to benzo addiction. For adults who have become dependent on benzodiazepines, Peachtree Recovery Solutions is a trusted source of personalized benzo addiction treatment in Atlanta.
Our Approach to Benzo Addiction Treatment in Atlanta
When you choose our benzo addiction treatment center in Atlanta, here are a few examples of what you can expect:
- You will be in a safe, supportive place.
- You will never be defined by your addiction or judged because of your past actions.
- You will work with a team of professionals who will take the time to get to know you as a unique person.
- Your care will include multiple types of therapy.
- Your treatment team will encourage you to play an active role in all aspects of your care, so that you can take ownership of your recovery.
- You will have the opportunity to share support with other adults who are also working to gain a strong foothold in early recovery
- You will practice skills and strategies that will help you resist relapse and remain in recovery.
- Sometimes, you may have to address topics that are difficult to talk about. Recovery can be challenging – but it is always worth the effort. And while you’re receiving care at our center, you will always have the support and encouragement you need.
- Day by day, step by step, you can build a solid foundation for successful, long-term recovery from benzo addiction.
Signs and Symptoms of Benzo Addiction
The following are common signs and symptoms of benzo addiction:
- Extreme fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty speaking clearly
- Problems focusing or concentrating
- Dizziness, lightheadedness, or vertigo
- Nausea, vomiting, and constipation
- Impaired coordination
- Significant, unpredictable changes in mood and attitude
- Sudden outbursts of anger or irritability
- Attempting to buy, borrow, or steal benzos that were prescribed to someone else
- Trying to illicitly acquire multiple benzo prescriptions by visiting several doctors and lying about symptoms (a practice that is often referred to as “doctor shopping”)
- Using benzos in ways that are clearly dangerous, such as combining them with alcohol or other drugs
- Needing to use greater amounts of benzos to achieve the effects they used to get via a much smaller dose
- Experiencing physical or psychological distress when they don’t or can’t use benzos
Most Common Benzos Abused
The following five benzodiazepines are among the most commonly abused benzos.
- Alprazolam (Xanax)
- Clonazepam (Klonopin)
- Diazepam (Valium)
- Lorazepam (Ativan)
- Temazepam (Restoril)
Benzo Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms
When a person has become addicted to benzos, abruptly stopping the use of these drugs can trigger a variety of painful physical and psychological symptoms. This is known as benzo withdrawal.
The type and severity of benzo withdrawal symptoms a person experiences can depend on factors such as how long they have been addicted to benzos and how much of the drug they had been taking. Potential benzo withdrawal symptoms include the following:
- Headaches, dizziness and blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Tics, tremors, and muscle spasms
- Chills and hot flashes
- Excessive perspiration
- Abdominal cramping
- Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
- Racing heart rate
- Chest pain
- Extreme fatigue
- Anxiety and depression
- Dissociation , or feeling detached from one’s body or surroundings
- Suicidal thoughts
When someone tries to stop using benzos on their own, the distress of withdrawal can quickly become overwhelming. In cases like this, a detoxification program may be the ideal place to start for a person to start benzo addiction treatment.
Detoxification, or detox, is a short-term program that helps people rid their bodies of benzos and other addictive substances safely and with as little discomfort as possible. While a person is in detox, they will be under the care of a team of professionals. These caregivers may be able to offer both medical and therapeutic support to help the individual manage their benzo withdrawal symptoms.
Once a person has successfully completed benzo detox, they can transition directly into the next phase of their treatment. Following detox with additional treatment can minimize a person’s risk for immediate relapse and increase their ability to remain in recovery.
How Long Does Benzo Addiction Treatment in Atlanta Last?
At Peachtree Recovery Solutions, we evaluate each person’s progress and continued needs to determine how long they should remain in benzo addiction treatment in Atlanta.
The following are examples of the many factors that can influence how long a person may need to remain in treatment:
- How long has the person been struggling with benzo addiction?
- What type of benzo has the person been abusing?
- Have they developed an addiction to any other substances?
- Do they need detox?
- What are their goals for treatment?
- Will they take part in treatment at one level of care, or multiple levels?
- Do they have any co-occurring mental health concerns?
Benzo detox can take two weeks or longer. If a person transfers to a partial hospitalization program or intensive outpatient program after completing detox, they may remain in treatment for an additional 30 to 60 days. After they finish these levels, they may take part in weekly or monthly outpatient counseling sessions for an extended period.
There is no single length of treatment that works for every person. When an adult receives care at Peachtree Recovery Solutions, we assess their needs, monitor their progress, and discuss their options with them throughout their time with us. We base all treatment-related decisions, including how long a person should continue to receive care, on what is best for them.
Services Offered at Peachtree Recovery Solutions
Peachtree Recovery Solutions offers outpatient benzo addiction treatment in Atlanta. We serve adults age 18 and over, including those whose benzo addictions are accompanied by co-occurring mental health concerns.
We offer treatment at the following three levels:
- Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
- Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
- Outpatient treatment
- Men’s Programming
- Women’s Programming
Some adults begin treatment at the PHP level, then step down to our IOP or outpatient program for continued support as they prepare to transition out of treatment. Others enter and exit treatment at the same level (PHP, IOP, or outpatient).
Depending on the nature of a person’s needs and the level at which they are receiving care, benzo addiction treatment in Atlanta at Peachtree Recovery Solutions may include services such as the following:
- Individual psychotherapy
- Group therapy
- Family therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Red light therapy
- Yoga, meditation, and mindfulness
- Adventure therapy
Before a person completes their time with us, we will discuss their aftercare options with them. We want to be sure that everyone who completes our benzo addiction treatment program is connected with the resources that can support them throughout their recovery journey.
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Peachtree Recovery Solutions offers customized outpatient treatment for adults whose lives have been disrupted by benzo addiction and certain co-occurring mental health disorders. Our center is a safe and welcoming place where dedicated professionals help people make the changes that can significantly improve their lives. When you are ready to get started, the Peachtree Recovery Solutions team is here for you. Verify your insurance now or call us at (866) 216-8796