“Benzodiazepine” is an over-arching term to house many different types of drugs. They are central nervous system depressants, and are prescribed for a variety of conditions and reasons, including anxiety, stress, sleep issues, and more. After long-term abuse, these drugs can turn addictive. They work by enhancing neurotransmitters, specifically the GABA (Gamma Amino Butyric Acid) neurotransmitter. This drug, when abused, can cause coma or even death, and while there is an antidote to an overdose, it is controversial in use and action. Benzodiazepines are also known as Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and more.
- Poor judgment
- Drastic mood changes
- Risk-taking behaviors
- Tremors and Seizures
- Memory problems
Because Benzodiazepines cover a long range of drugs with a whole host of different effects, there is not a one-size-fits-all list of effects. However, some of the effects that typically coincide with long-term benzodiazepine addiction includes insomnia, depression, suicidal thoughts, “brain fog” (similar to emotional clouding) and more. These effects seem like they have no end in sight, until you look into the possibility of fighting against them with detox and recovery.
Like the long-term effects, withdrawal will look different for everyone. However, some key characteristics of withdrawal from Benzodiazepines include anxiety, panic, confusion, nausea, weight loss, headaches, muscular pain, hallucinations, psychosis, sleep disturbance, sweating, tremors, and even death when not closely monitored. These withdrawal symptoms need close monitoring so they do not spiral into something completely life-threatening. By surrounding yourself with a team in your withdrawal and recovery, you stand a strong chance of beating Benzodiazepine addiction and getting your life back.
So contact us today to get started on your road to recovery with us here at CASA Recovery. We have a full recovery center here in San Juan Capistrano and can assist you with drug addiction treatment here in Southern California. Your Benzodiazepine addiction does not have to win- you can gain your life back by beating this monster. Let us help you today. Contact us at CASA Recovery for a confidential consultation.