Ohio Benzo Addiction Treatment Center

What are Benzos?

Benzos, short for Benzodiazepines, are a depressant medication that is useful in managing anxiety and insomnia in different patients. First utilized in the 1950s, they aid millions of people around the world to address their symptoms and live better lives. When monitored and treated with the concern that they should warrant, they can improve the experience of the user. Like with many substances, sadly, there is a potential for abuse and other complications. Read on to learn more about Legacy’s benzo addiction treatment center in Ohio and how this program can benefit you.

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Are Benzos Addictive?

Despite producing calming effects, these drugs are still highly addictive. If a person sticks to their doctor’s directions, this likelihood decreases. However, if a patient elects to take even one extra dose, it can lead to a long cycle of dependency and withdrawal. What makes these drugs so addictive is the potential for tolerance development, which results in patients needing more of the medication to produce the same effect. 

Regular benzo abuse teaches the brain and body to become reliant on the drug to function. The longer someone is on benzos, the harder it becomes to operate without them. It is also worth considering that, despite being a controlled substance, the use of benzodiazepines is typically done with the factor of a prescription. This phenomenon will often make it seem less dangerous to a patient to misuse because they should technically have the drug legally. It would do well for many to acknowledge, however, that abuse of a doctor-approved substance is still abuse and can result in a lifelong addiction with life-long effects.

Benzo Abuse Symptoms

Despite having useful applications, abusing benzodiazepines presents many physical, mental, and social consequences that can follow a person for the rest of their life. There are a number of signs that can indicate this form of substance abuse, such as:

  • – Blurry vision
  • – Intense drowsiness
  • – Poor decision-making skills
  • – Fainting
  • – Isolation from loved ones
  • – Partaking in dishonest behavior
  • – Lack of interest in hobbies
  • – Bad memory

If you or someone you love is in the midst of active addiction, keep in mind that benzo withdrawal symptoms can be especially dangerous. So in lieu of quitting cold turkey, contact our Legacy Healing detox center to ensure you can come down from these symptoms in a safe and comfortable environment.

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Honestly, it's not what you imagine when thinking "detox." Legacy made my experience so comfortable from beds, food, staff and such a clean facility. Besides all that they literally gave me life back. Forever thankful.

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