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What Are Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms?

What are “Benzos”?

Benzodiazepines or benzos are a class of medications most commonly used to treat anxiety. Benzodiazepines come in many brand name forms, including but not limited to: Xanax®, Klonopin®, Valium®, and Ativan®. A physical dependence can happen when you use and/or abuse benzodiazepines, resulting in a dangerous withdrawal process. A medical detox is highly recommended when wanting to get off of benzodiazepines.

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms happen when ongoing use and abuse of benzos have decreased or stopped completely. Withdrawal can be from short term benzo abuse at high doses, or long term use. Medical detoxification will ensure the safety of our guests, helping them to become drug-free under medical supervision. Abruptly ending benzo use is extremely dangerous and can cause more severe withdrawal symptoms.

Withdrawal Symptoms from Benzodiazepines

The most common withdrawal symptoms from benzos are rebound anxiety and insomnia. Acute withdrawal happens during the initial drug detox and can cause physical symptoms of withdrawal. Post-acute withdrawal refers to the emotional mental health when detoxing. Panic, irritability, attention deficit, sensory distortions, and agitation are the mild withdrawal symptoms. Physically, those withdrawing from benzos can experience sweating, headaches, nausea, muscle pain and stiffness, heart palpitations, high blood pressure, and tremors. Severe benzodiazepine withdrawal can cause dangerous symptoms such as seizures, delirium tremens, and psychosis. The process of withdrawal ranges in intensity based on a lot of factors. How long you were taking benzos, what dose you were using, how often you were taking benzos, and your health status all affect your withdrawal.

Medical Detox

Detoxing is when you safely remove substances from the body. In our medical detox at Royal Life Centers, we help guests safely taper down to a drug-free state. We can use medication-assisted treatment to help guests detox from benzodiazepines safely and comfortably. We aim to make the withdrawal process as pain-free as possible. At Royal Life Centers, we know how to best help you or your loved one recover. If you want to get off of benzos safely, you should be at a detox center under medical supervision. Here at Royal Life Centers, we help guests through every step of the detoxing process. We do everything in our power to make your recovery the best experience we can. In medical detox, we make safety our number one concern. You or your loved one can trust in us to keep our guests safe and comfortable.

It is common for people who struggle with Benzo addiction to also use other substances like drugs and alcohol. In cases like these, it is even more important to detox within a medical setting, as our medical detox centers. Giving you the right care for your journey to recovery is what Royal Life Centers specialize in. We focus on the recovery as it relates to your mind, body, and spirit. If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, please reach out to us at 877-RECOVERY or (888) 716-4070. Family members who are unsure about their loved one’s benzodiazepine abuse are welcomed to call and speak with our knowledgeable staff about warning signs.

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