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Benzodiazepine Detox Delray Beach

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns that affect Americans today, and residents of Delray Beach are among those Americans. With nearly 40 million adult Americans suffering from the sometimes crippling effect of this disorder, many look for a way to control the symptoms felt from this disease. Often, doctors can prescribe medication such as Benzodiazepines (Benzos) to help control and reduce the severity of anxiety symptoms. Although a doctor’s intent is never to get you hooked on a substance, benzos can become highly addictive, and patients who are already struggling with a mental health disorder can become easily vulnerable to falling into a benzo dependency. During drug detox for a Benzodiazepines addiction, residents of Delray Beach will gain the skills to manage unpleasant symptoms, move away from dependence on drugs, and incorporate healthy coping methods.

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Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction

If you are concerned about your use or a loved one’s use of benzos but are not sure if it has become a problem that needs to be addressed in a benzo drug rehab, the following signs indicate benzo addiction.

  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Lack of motor skills/coordination
  • Drowsiness
  • Poor judgment/decision-making skills
  • Tremors
  • Lack of personal hygiene/change in appearance
  • Insomnia
  • Poor memory
  • Erratic mood changes
  • Doctor shopping: going to multiple doctors to obtain a benzo prescription
  • Expressing a want to reduce the use of benzos but unable to do so
  • Increase in risky behavior
  • Asking others for their benzos or money to buy benzos
  • Mixing benzos with other drugs or alcohol

What To Expect During Benzodiazepine Detox

Each person entering into a benzo detox program will require additional medical and therapeutic support depending on the nature and severity of your addiction. Before you begin your benzodiazepine detox, you will meet with our on-site doctor, who will complete an intake interview and assessment. During this time, the doctor will want to find out about your medical history and the severity of your use of benzodiazepines. This will help the doctor decide the best course of action for your drug detox and rehab plan.

If you have been using benzos for an extended period, you may need to be in a structured, rigid program that will work with you to taper off benzos. For long-time users, it is not safe to abruptly quit using benzos as your body becomes physically dependent on them to function. Under the careful supervision of nurses and physicians, you will be slowly tapered off of benzos and provided medication to ease the severity of your withdrawal symptoms.

How Long Does Benzodiazepine Detox Last?

Most Delray Beach patients are concerned with how long the benzo detox process will last. While each person will experience drug detox differently depending on your history with benzo use, we typically see patients experiencing withdrawal symptoms for approximately seven days. Often the first onset of mild withdrawal symptoms will occur within the first 24 hours of coming into detox. Patients will experience the height of their withdrawal symptoms by days three to seven days.

Detoxing From Benzodiazepine at Legacy

Legacy Healing Center provides patients with a safe environment to slowly taper off benzos under the watchful eye of medical professionals. Your withdrawal symptoms are carefully monitored to ensure optimal comfortability and safety throughout the whole detox process. Our compassionate team of nurses and physicians understands that benzo detox can produce discomfort and unpleasant emotions. You won’t be alone through this process. Legacy Healing staff honors the courage it takes to take the first step in recovery by entering into drug detox, and our caring team of men and women will do what we can to make you at ease as you move towards a new life of sobriety. We will be with your every step of the way as you gain your health and your strength back again during drug rehab. Contact us today at 888.534.2295 to learn more.