Benzodiazepines or “Benzos”?
Benzodiazepines or “Benzos” are a class of drugs commonly prescribed for anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are a fast growing and emerging issue in the mental health field. “GED’s”or General Anxiety Disorders are one of the most common mental health diagnoses in America at this time. These medications are also used to control insomnia and seizures. Benzos work by affecting gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a neurotransmitter in the brain that when increased, promotes sedation and physical relaxation and reduces feelings of anxiety. The calming effect of benzos makes them a highly addictive drug for a benzo addiction.
Below are types Of Benzodiazepines and their Prescription names:
RRRC offers services to address Benzo addiction through all levels of care. Depending on the severity of prescription use or misuse many people seek and begin the Detox level of care first. Stopping use abruptly from this class of medication is highly dangerous and medical complexities can occur.
Detoxification, or “detox”, is the process of the human body medically stabilizing from drug and alcohol use. The purpose of our detox in Colorado is to safely manage withdrawal symptoms when someone stops taking drugs or alcohol. Consuming alcohol or drugs in the body continuously for an extended period creates a physical dependence to those chemicals.
The most common Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms include:
- Hand tremors
- Muscle pain and spasms
- Nausea or vomiting
- Aches and pains
- Increased or raised pulse and vital signs
- Panic attacks
- Hypersensitivity to stimuli like touch and light
- Visual disturbances or hallucinations
- Abnormal bodily sensations (skin-crawling or goosebumps)
- concentration and memory impairment
- Feelings of disassociation from reality