One of the most dangerous drugs to detox from is benzodiazepines. This is the drug class that Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium belong to, and they are all used in order to treat anxiety disorders. The reason that these drugs are so dangerous to detox from is because when an individual abruptly stops taking them, they run the risk of having a seizure, or other medical complications that could result in a person’s death.
For this reason it is imperative that you seek professional help, like the treatment included in our Poway, California Benzo Detox Option, if you are planning on stopping using any drug that is considered a benzodiazepine. It cannot be stressed enough, that if you are planning on stopping using benzodiazepines you should not attempt to do so on your own.
At Restore Detox Centers, we understand that reaching out and asking for help can be a frightening proposition. We understand that doing so will expose your addiction to the light and that you may be afraid of what others will say. You may be afraid of what your life will look like without the drug, and all of these concerns are valid and appreciated, but when it comes to benzodiazepine addiction, you may be taking your life in your own hands if you do not seek professional medical help for the detox process.
Benzo Detox, like the treatment included in our Poway, California Benzo Detox Option, is simply the process of allowing an individual to safely remove any and all benzodiazepines from their body. Unlike with drugs like opiates or cocaine, where the substances can be stopped abruptly during the detox process, benzodiazepine detox usually involves a taper of some sort, followed by medications to control seizures and other symptoms. Following this protocol, the individual’s chances for having serious medical complications is greatly limited and they are able to move into their new life of sobriety without the fear of having a seizure down the road.
Why You May Need Benzo Detox?
As stated above, the main reason that you may need benzo detox, like the treatment included in our Poway, California Benzo Detox Option, is because of the medical complications that can ensue if you attempt to stop using the drug on your own. Depending on how long you used the drug for, and how much of the drug you were using, your risk for having fatal reactions can be greatly increased, but by experiencing the withdrawal symptoms in a safe and medically supervised environment you reduce this risks, and set yourself up for success.
Beyond the risk of seizure, some of the other withdrawal symptoms attributed to benzodiazepines are:
· Muscular pain
· Panic attacks
These symptoms on their own are enough to possibly cause an individual to return to usage and we have found that many people who attempt the detox process on their own are unable to do so successfully. The reason for this is because often times when an individual attempts to detox on their own, they are either attempting to hide their addiction from those around them, or they are simply frightened at the prospect of asking for help. What this means is that during their detox process, they will not have the support necessary to make it through this tough time, and when the withdrawal symptoms become great enough, or the obsession to use returns, they are left without a defense and return back to their addiction.
By going to a detox center, like Restore Detox Centers, you give yourself the best possible chances at recovery because you are removed from the environment that you used in, while also surrounded by support and care. Restore Detox Centers is located just north of San Diego, so if you are local to that area, you don’t have to travel far to get help, but yet you will still be far enough removed from your daily life, so that you can recover in peace.
It is never easy to ask for help and we understand this, but when it comes to addiction, in particular benzodiazepine addiction, you cannot take the risk of attempting to quit your own. Doing so will more than likely result in a relapse back to using, and if this is not the immediate case, then the medical consequences could be dire. So give yourself a break and pick up the phone and call today.
If you find that you cannot stop using drugs when you want to, or that once you start using you cannot stop, then you may have a problem with drug addiction. As frightening as it is to admit this to yourself, it is the first step in recovery and we here at Restore Detox Centers; located just north of San Diego, know exactly how you feel. So give us a call today and let us help you on your way to a drug free life.