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Benzos Addiction Treatment Center


Substance Abuse Treatment

Benzos Addiction Treatment Center

The word “benzos” is short for “benzodiazepines.” Benzodiazepines are a type of medication most often used to treat anxiety and insomnia. When taken as directed by a prescriber, benzos can be useful. However, for those who misuse benzos or live with benzodiazepine addiction, the consequences can be serious. Drug rehab for benzos addiction saves lives. So, how do you know if you or someone in your life needs help, and what are the most effective treatments for benzo addiction? Get the information you need here.  

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About Benzodiazepine Addiction

Benzos addiction refers to an addiction to Benzodiazepine drugs. Common Benzos include Xanax (alprazolam), Klonopin (clonazepam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam). Often, those who misuse Benzos do so for the calming or sedative effects. Benzos take effect rapidly, within thirty minutes to one hour, and leave your system quickly. They work by slowing down the central nervous system. Benzos maintain a high risk for physical dependency whether someone does or does not misuse the drugs. Withdrawing from benzos can be both uncomfortable and dangerous. Professional support can help you get off of Benzos safely.


It's essential to know what to look out for in yourself or a loved one if you suspect benzo addiction. Potential signs of Benzo's addiction include but aren't limited to the following.  

  • Legal issues resulting from unlawful attempts to obtain Benzos
  • Letting responsibilities slip at work, school, or other important areas of life due to Benzos use
  • Loss of interest in activities one previously enjoyed due to Benzo's use
  • Withdrawal from loved ones due to due to Benzos use
  • Combining benzodiazepines with other drugs, including alcohol
  • Forging prescriptions or doctor shopping to obtain multiple prescriptions 
  • Failure to stop using Benzos despite attempts to quit 
  • Taking higher and higher doses of Benzos to achieve desired effects
  • Stealing to obtain Benzos 

If someone does take Benzos with another drug, there is an increased risk of severe adverse events, such as seizures, coma, or death.


In addition to the signs acknowledged above, individuals may face a range of physical and mental health-related symptoms when misusing benzos. Symptoms of addiction to any benzodiazepine drug can include but aren't limited to the following. 

  • Slurred speech
  • Impaired judgment or decision-making 
  • Seizures (upon withdrawal)
  • Memory problems or confusion
  • Slowed psychomotor activity
  • Hostility, irritability, or anger 
  • Feeling drowsy or sluggish
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Slowed breathing
  • Changes in mood 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Oversleeping
  • GI distress 
  • Headaches 

As with any other substance use disorder, Benzo addiction does not discriminate and can affect anyone. 

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Causes of Benzos Addiction

There’s no singular cause of Benzo addiction, but some things increase the threat. Potential risk factors for Benzo’s addiction include but aren’t limited to the following. 

Family history: If you have an immediate family member with a history of substance use disorders, you may be more likely to experience a substance use disorder yourself. 

Personal history of substance misuse: If you have another substance use disorder or have misused other substances in the past, you might be more likely to face Benzo addiction. 

Other mental health conditions: Living with other mental health conditions can increase the risk of substance use disorders. You may be more likely to misuse Benzos if you have another mental health condition, especially if the mental health condition is untreated.

Environment: Environmental factors such as easy access to Benzos can play a role in your risk of developing a Benzo addiction.

Social: Being around others who misuse Benzos can make you more likely to misuse Benzodiazepines or develop an addiction.

Regardless of the factors that play a role in Benzo addiction, recovery is possible. Attending a Benzos substance abuse program that meets your needs can help.

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Finding the Most Effective Benzos Substance Abuse Program

The most effective Benzos substance abuse program will focus on addressing the unique needs of every client. Treating underlying conditions (e.g., insomnia) is often critical when relevant. Individuals may enter different levels of care at a Benzos addiction treatment center or may start at one and move up or down to the other. 

Levels of care 

When you consult a potential Benzos addiction treatment center, they will work with you to choose the ideal level of care for yourself or a loved one. Effective treatment programs should include the creation of a long-term relapse prevention and crisis plan. 

Residential inpatient

Residential inpatient means that you will live at a treatment facility for the duration of your stay at a treatment center. It is an intensive form of care that provides 24/7 support and structures your day to help you meet treatment goals. In residential inpatient, you'll participate in therapy, group activities and work with supportive staff members to meet your goals. Many clients transition to outpatient care after attending residential inpatient, though not all. Residential inpatient can be ideal because it allows you to exit your daily routine and helps you build a successful plan upon discharge.


Outpatient care means that you will live outside of a treatment facility (at home or elsewhere) for the duration of your treatment. You will instead go to the treatment facility multiple times a week for therapy, groups, and other parts of your unique treatment plan at the Benzos drug rehab center you attend. Often, outpatient treatment involves a time commitment of under twenty hours per week.

Partial Hospitalization

Partial hospitalization programs (PHP) are structured similarly to outpatient programs because they do not require you to live at a treatment facility. However, PHP offers a higher level of support than standard outpatient and usually involves a time commitment of twenty or more hours per week.

Medical detoxification allows you to get off of substances in a safe environment with medical staff. Not everyone attends detox before entering a residential inpatient, PHP, or outpatient program (or any other form of care), but many do. 

Dual diagnosis

Dual diagnosis treatment can be conducted at any level of care at a Benzos addiction treatment center. The term "dual diagnosis" is used when someone presents with a substance use disorder and another mental health condition. It is designed to address both substance misuse and other concerns an individual faces. This is critical, as many people with substance use disorders face additional or underlying mental health challenges. 

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The addiction specialists at Centric Behavioral Health can help you find the right Benzos addiction treatment center for yourself or a loved one. We work with most insurance companies and give clients personalized care in our residential inpatient, outpatient, PHP, dual diagnosis, and detox programs. Centric Behavioral Health also offers supportive housing and aftercare to help our clients find lasting recovery.

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