Effective rehabilitation for benzodiazepine dependence includes both cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and motivational approaches. Benzodiazepines – such as Xanax or Valium – are relatively safe for short-term use, but over a prolonged period of time, the likelihood of misuse or abuse rises.
Because benzodiazepines are a type of tranquilizing medication, they are used to treat a variety of medical conditions. They assist in sedating and relaxing the mind and body and most often are used to treat anxiety disorders. The most common uses for benzo treatment include:
Delray Beach, Florida’s treatment for benzo-dependent patients offers clear and evidence-based treatment standards for medication withdrawal. As a frontline alternative, we turn to behavioral psychotherapy – a therapy designed to help change habitual patterns of thought and action – as a primary source of treatment for our patients. Our programs may include any or a combination of the following:
Psychoeducation is a family-based therapy designed to help you understand the underlying basis of addiction and resolve any interpersonal disputes in a safe environment. This helps teach our patients how to be their own ally and advocate over the course of their treatment. In some cases, however, it may be appropriate for the client to be placed in inpatient care. Severe abuse and/or addiction may also call for partial hospitalization as a part of their treatment.
If you are dependent or addicted to benzodiazepines such as Xanax, abruptly stopping the use can lead to an onset of painful and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Some of these withdrawal symptoms may include or progress to:
In order to provide the best care that we can offer, we must provide care that helps control and monitor withdrawal symptoms. In the case of benzodiazepine cessation, it is best to only halt use while enrolled in a program specifically designed to treat and supervise the medical detoxification process. While enrolled in a program such as this, the medication levels are gradually lowered in the bloodstream. Although a slow process at times, this process is a required addition in helping you achieve initial sobriety with the mental and physical clarity and stability needed to succeed in the follow-up programs.
You do not have to let benzodiazepine addiction control your life. Our Transformations Treatment Center, Delray Beach addiction professionals can help you reach a viable path to recovery and sobriety, significantly changing your life. Call now to learn more about our treatment options.