A benzo addiction can happen quickly or over time. Some people do have a prescription for a benzo drug. However, over time, they may feel like they need more of it to get the effects they want. If their doctor won’t give a higher dose, they may buy the drug from someone else. Sometimes, even when a person is using the prescription correctly without getting the drug elsewhere, they can still have an addiction to the drug. Oftentimes, it has to do with being dependent on benzos or feeling like you need them.
So, how do you know if you or someone in your life has an addiction to benzos?
Benzo Misuse Symptoms
Even if someone doesn’t have an addiction to this drug yet, they may be misusing it. If that is the case, they may experience a wide range of symptoms such as:
- Low heart rate
- Respiration issues
- Blurry vision
- Slurred speech
- Disturbing dreams
If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it is time to step back and admit that help is needed. You can always reach out to our team, here at Blue Hills Recovery Center, for benzo addiction or misuse treatment.
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Withdrawing from Benzos
If someone is misusing or has an addiction to benzos, they will likely experience symptoms of withdrawal when they stop using the drug. Some of these symptoms might include:
- Sensory distortion
- Muscle spasms
- Muscle aches
- Appetite loss
- Increased heartbeat
- Hypersensitive to pain and touch
- Epileptic seizures
- Suicidal ideations
- Delirium tremens
Benzo Addiction Treatment Options
Not everyone will need the same exact treatments to overcome a benzo addiction. However, it is a good idea to learn about the treatment options available to you such as:
- Family therapy
- Group therapy
- Individual therapy
- 12 step facilitation therapy
- Trauma therapy
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Wellness Education
These are only some of the treatments offered to help people overcome an addiction to benzos. You can receive these services during an inpatient program. However, there are also partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and outpatient programs, too.
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Get Benzo Addiction Treatment Today
Do you or someone you know have a benzo addiction? Even if you are only misusing these drugs right now, it would be best to get into a treatment program before things get worse. Our team can provide you with the treatments needed to help you get into a substance-free, recovering lifestyle. If you have more questions about the treatments you can receive, let us know and we can get you the answers you need.
Contact us today to get benzo addiction treatment as soon as possible. You will be grateful you started this journey to recovery.
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