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Benzodiazepine Dependency & Treatment

While not technically an addiction in medical terms, dependency on benzos – like many substances - can have such a debilitating & detrimental effect on a user's quality of life. We are determined to help those people who are stuck in this cycle.

What exactly is Benzodiazepine?

Benzodiazepine is a type of drug used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. It works by enhancing the neurochemical GABA., which acts as a relaxant, reducing anxiety & generally having a sedative effect, not too unlike alcohol.

Some common
benzos include:

  • alprazolam (Xanax)

  • clonazepam (Klonopin)

  • diazepam (Valium), Disastat)

  • lorazepam (Activan, Loreev)

  • flunitrazepam (Rohypnol)

  • flurazepam (Dalmane)

  • chlordiazepoxide (Librium)

  • temazepam (Restoril)

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Sudden withdrawal from benzos can cause a huge range of symptoms. These may include:

  • Headaches

  • Sweating

  • Hallucinations

  • Nightmares

  • Stomach cramps

  • Anxiety

  • Dizziness 

  • Vision problems

  • Nausea

  • Panic attacks

  • Insomnia

  • Loss of appetite

  • Agoraphobia

  • Fits /seizures

  • Felusions

  • Depression

Our Program

Unlike many other rehab centers, we are an outpatient benzodiazepine detox center.

We are 100% focused on helping patients taper off their benzo use & make a full recovery from dependency, all while remaining in their own environment. All our experience indicates this has the highest success rate.

Our program is based on the Ashton method for benzodiazepine tapering with improvements which have transformed it into a unique three phase treatment plan, comprising of a multi-disciplinary approach.

Our results and success stories speak for themselves. If you need help withdrawing from benzos, please get in touch.

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