Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment

People will develop an addiction to Benzodiazepine because of their calming and soothing effects, mainly if they use them outside of what a doctor recommends. The Benzodiazepine addiction treatment at Emmaus is highly effective and shows its results quickly. Make an appointment with one of our professionals by calling us right away.

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Our Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Treatment

Withdrawal from benzodiazepines can be challenging and uncomfortable, but with proper treatment and support from Emmaus Medical & Counseling, it is possible to manage and overcome addiction to these medications. Benzodiazepines are most commonly prescribed for panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder but may also be used to relieve sleeplessness and reduce seizures or muscle spasms The most common approach to benzodiazepine withdrawal is gradually reducing the drug dosage over several weeks or months. This is done under the guidance of our medical professional to help minimize withdrawal symptoms.

We prescribe certain medications to help manage the symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. These include antidepressants, anticonvulsants, and beta-blockers. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and other behavioral therapies will help treat benzodiazepine addiction by addressing the underlying psychological factors contributing to substance abuse. Our support groups are a helpful source of support and encouragement for people going through benzodiazepine withdrawal. Emmaus Medical & Counseling is an outpatient facility that focuses on treating patients while they continue their daily routines.

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Medications We Use For Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

We use several medications to manage benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms. Anxiety and despair that frequently accompany benzodiazepine withdrawal are easier to manage with the use of antidepressants such tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Anticonvulsants such as gabapentin and pregabalin work withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, tremors, and muscle spasms. Beta-blockers such as propranolol manage symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, and trembling.

Clonidine is a medication used to treat high blood pressure, but it is also used to manage anxiety, agitation, and other symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. Benzodiazepine agonists such as diazepam and lorazepam can help manage withdrawal symptoms and reduce the risk of seizures during the withdrawal process. The experts at Emmaus Medical & Counseling administer the intake of these medications with all patients so there are no adverse effects.

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How Emmaus Restricts Benzodiazepine Dosage

Tapering off benzodiazepines is a gradual process that should be done under the guidance of our medical professional at Emmaus Medical & Counseling. You should consult with us as we are familiar with benzodiazepine withdrawal and will create an individualized tapering plan. The tapering process involves gradually reducing the dosage of the benzodiazepine over several weeks or months. The reduction rate will depend on the individual and the severity of the addiction. Offering both medical treatment and holistic healing options, Emmaus Medical & Counseling has the resources and knowledge you need to successfully reach recovery.

Sometimes, we may switch the individual to a longer-acting benzodiazepine such as diazepam to aid in tapering. The tapering process is slow and steady to avoid withdrawal symptoms. The goal is to reduce the dosage by no more than 25% every two to four weeks. The individual will be monitored closely for withdrawal symptoms throughout the tapering process. If symptoms become severe or unmanageable, we will adjust the tapering schedule or prescribe medication to manage the symptoms.

Benzodiazepine Evaluation at Emmaus

Our healthcare professional will do the benzodiazepine evaluation in a medical setting. The first thing we do is check for benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome as it can affect the central nervous system. The evaluation will thoroughly assess the individual’s medical history, current symptoms, and potential medical complications. We will ask the individual about their medical history, including any history of substance abuse, mental health disorders, and current medications. Our experts will perform a physical exam to assess the individual’s overall health and look for any signs of withdrawal symptoms or other medical complications. At Emmaus Medical & Counseling, we will conduct a psychological evaluation to assess the individual’s mental health and determine if any underlying psychological factors may contribute to their substance abuse.

We might order lab tests to check for any medical complications or to monitor the individual’s liver function and electrolyte levels. Our experts will also assess the individual’s use of benzodiazepines, including the frequency, dosage, and duration. The individual will be considered for withdrawal symptoms, including anxiety, irritability, insomnia, tremors, seizures, and hallucinations. Benzodiazepine misuse can cause a lot of problems. Hence, it needs to be addressed as quickly as possible. Any co-occurring disorders, such as depression or anxiety, that may contribute to their substance abuse will also be checked at Emmaus Medical & Counseling.

Benzodiazepine Addiction Monitoring at Emmaus

Experts will monitor benzodiazepine treatment to ensure that the individual responds to treatment and to manage any potential side effects or complications. We will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor the individual’s progress and adjust the treatment plan. Our doctors will monitor the individual’s use of benzodiazepines to ensure that they are taking the medication as prescribed and not abusing or misusing it. We will also perform physical exams to monitor the individual’s overall health and look for any signs of medication-related side effects or complications.

We may order lab tests to monitor the individual’s liver function, electrolyte levels, and other medical indicators that may be affected by benzodiazepine use. Our doctors will conduct a psychological evaluation to assess the individual’s mental health and monitor potential changes or improvements. We will watch the individual for any signs of withdrawal symptoms or complications that may arise during the tapering process. Adjust the treatment plan as necessary if there are any co-occurring illnesses, such as depression or anxiety, which may be contributing to their substance misuse.

Emmaus Medical & Counseling for Effective Addiction Treatment

If you’re seeking benzodiazepine addiction treatment, then you should bring them to Emmaus Medical & Counseling. A benzodiazepine addict should seek treatment as soon as possible because it can worsen if left untreated. The adversity of the misuse of this drug is so much that it can also lead to a mental health disorder. Dealing with mental disorders can be a handful for a person already dealing with a lot. We provide excellent treatment for benzodiazepine addiction. We follow all the regulations laid down by the mental health services administration. So, contact us today for treatment for benzo addiction.

Get the Addiction Help You Deserve With Our Programs

At Emmaus Medical & Counseling, every patient will receive personalized attention and treatment plans to put them on the path to sobriety and mental and physical well-being. We offer various treatments, programs, and faith-supported services to promote wellness. For more information about our addiction treatment plans in Tennessee call 423-202-3008 today.

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There’s no one way to overcome addiction. At Emmaus Medical & Counseling, we prefer a faith-based approach to addiction treatment that prioritizes a person’s physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

Other ways people can achieve and maintain sobriety include:

  • Taking care of their health with nutritious meals and exercise
  • Meditating
  • Finding new hobbies
  • Volunteering for a worthy cause
  • Surrounding oneself with positive, supportive people

Addictions are treatable, but they are not easy to quit. Substance use disorders have significant impacts on the brain, including judgment, reasoning, and impulse control. However, you can overcome the condition over time with an addiction treatment plan that speaks directly to your needs.

Environmental, social, and psychological factors contribute to the development of addiction. However, the brain and body are primarily responsible for the condition. Drugs cause dopamine to flood the body. Dopamine is a chemical the brain releases to signal the body that it’s doing something good that it should repeat.

Over time, continued drug and alcohol use will reduce how much dopamine the body produces naturally. As a result, the body will crave more of the drug to aid in the chemical’s production.

Psychological reasons people develop substance use disorders are stress, trauma, abuse, and mental illness. Most people voluntarily participate in drug and alcohol use and develop addictions to cope with issues or feel good.

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