Doctors commonly prescribe Benzodiazepines, or “benzos,” to manage conditions like anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, as well as insomnia. When taken as a doctor prescribes, these substances are very effective and useful. If someone crosses the line and abuses these substances, there could be a high price for them to pay. The price is everything from losing family and friends to significant health issues, including death. A person would think that the cessation of abuse would be a good thing. It’s a great thing, but for one detail, benzo withdrawal. Are benzo withdrawals dangerous?
Are Benzo Withdrawals Dangerous?
To eliminate the suspense, the answer to the title question is a big yes. People have well-documented the dangers of benzo withdrawal. In some circumstances, the individual’s very life could be at risk. It doesn’t get any more dangerous than that. To help all of you out there to better understand the dangers of which we speak, check out these benzo withdrawal symptoms:
- Violent mood swings from depression to high anxiety
- Handshaking and tremors in the extremities
- Confusion and difficulty with concentration
- Loss of motor function
- Breathing problems
- Problems with heart rate and blood pressure
- Muscular pain and stiffness
And the list goes on. Are benzo withdrawals dangerous? They are harmful enough to warrant help for the addiction sufferer while they detox.
The Benzo Detox Process
In our benzo addiction treatment center in Hanover, PA, we stand fully ready to help clients face the dangers of benzo withdrawal. We do this with a medically-monitored detox program we design specifically for benzo addiction sufferers. Our primary objective is to allow the client to go through the detox process as naturally as possible. That means no medicinal intervention, just rest and proper nutrition. However, we have a responsibility to prepare for the worst. In this case, that would be the client experiencing high levels of pain and discomfort. When that occurs, our staff physician will step in and prescribe relief medications. While it sounds counterproductive to use prescription medication for a prescription medication addiction, the doctor uses great caution. The end-goal of a detox program is to physically and mentally prepare the client for the rigors of therapy.
Getting Treatment at The Ranch PA
We feel proud that we can provide such a valuable service to clients who really need our help. Also, we know the dangers of everything from substance abuse to detox. We also know how to deliver recovery to our clients. As for our addiction treatment approach, we lean more towards modern treatment methodologies. The following list of our services should clarify what we mean:
- 12 Step and Non 12 Step programs
- Psychodrama therapy
- Evidence-based therapies
- Individual & Family Therapy
- Pain Management
- Dual Diagnosis Treatment for co-occurring conditions
- Drug and Alcohol Treatment – residential and outpatient
If you have been abusing benzos for months or years, then you need to know “are benzo withdrawals dangerous?” Clearly, the answer is yes, but that shouldn’t steer you away from getting the help you need. We want you to call us at 717.969.9126, and let us help you reclaim the life you are losing to your addiction.