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Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

Benzo Withdrawal Treatment in Austin, Texas

Benzodiazepines are among the most commonly abused types of prescription drugs. Although the nation is currently preoccupied with the opioid painkiller epidemic, thousands of Americans currently struggle with benzodiazepine withdrawal. Benzodiazepines or “benzos” are a family of prescription medications commonly used to treat anxiety and sleep disorder. Popular types of benzos include Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Ambien and more. Benzodiazepine withdrawal can wreak havoc on a sufferer’s long-term health and quality of life, and should be addressed in a safe, compassionate and comfortable clinical setting. Recovery Unplugged Texas proudly offers medically supervised benzo withdrawal in Austin. Call us today at (855) 384-6340 to start healing today.

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Benzo abuse and subsequent overdose has exploded in recent years. In 2013, it was present in 30 percent of all overdose deaths in the United States. Many who succumb to overdose find themselves unable to cope with the symptoms of benzo withdrawal, which range from mild to severe, depending upon how long and how frequent use occurs. Some of the more common benzo withdrawal symptoms include pain, sleep disorder, hallucinations, fatigue, headache and more. Serious benzo withdrawal can lead to bouts of psychosis and delirium tremens. If you or someone you care about are experiencing these or any other symptoms related to your benzo abuse, seek help immediately. Benzodiazepines are particularly dangerous when mixed with alcohol.

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The Benzo Withdrawal Timeline

Benzo withdrawal can occur in as little as 24 hours after the last dose. Symptoms are often broken up into three phases: early withdrawal, acute withdrawal and protracted withdrawal. While there is no set timeline for how long these symptoms last, they are often at their worst during the acute phase. Early withdrawal symptoms can include anxiety and sleep disorder. As the process progresses, symptoms get more physical and can include muscle and joint pain, upset stomach, headaches and fatigue. More extreme feelings can include blurred vision, seizures, hallucinations, short-term memory impairment, trouble concentrating, clouded thinking, mood swings, agitation, drug cravings, twitching and weight loss. Patients may also start to experience suicidal ideations during the acute stages of withdrawal.

Treating Benzo Withdrawal

Benzodiazepine withdrawal should be treated through comprehensive medically supervised detox. An addiction-trained doctor can help alleviate benzo withdrawal symptoms and intervene in the event of a medical emergency. Certain less potent treatment medications may be available to help relieve more intense symptoms. It’s critical that you speak to your doctor or treatment professional prior to taking any medications. Benzo withdrawal can last for months, depending on how long and how often abuse occurs. It’s a good idea to continue maintenance therapy even after long-term treatment and detox. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help you overcome benzo withdrawal and get back to your normal life. Call us today at (855) 384-6340 to take the first step toward recovery and a better tomorrow. We very much look forward to helping you overcome withdrawal from benzos. You don’t have to be afraid to take that first step toward recovery.

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