Benzodiazepine addiction. We are finding more and more clients are coming in with a benzodiazepine addiction. Benzos for short are very readily available on the market today. This is a big worry as they are highly addictive and not good for clients who have been taking them for long. As with all drugs a detoxes, it will be dangerous if not administered with medication in a medically safe way. Benzo withdrawal can be life threatening done at home without detox medication. Always seek medical help through a residential rehab and detox centre.
How to tell if you are addicted to Benzodiazepines
Here are the signs to tell if you have an addiction to Benzodiazepines. I have listed these out for easier reading.
1/ You are not thinking straight
2/ Things do not seem to be worrying you
3/ You cannot stop or take less Benzodiazepines
4/ You are taking more to get the same effects you were getting before
5/ Although you know you are getting ill, you still carry on
6/ You cannot reduce your intake
7/ You have become moody and cross.
8/ Anxiety gets bad
9/ You are feeling depressed
10/ Your sleep pattern has change. Can’t sleep
11/ Make excuses why you need Benzodiazepine
Contact us on Tel: 07811 606 606 if you are suffering from any of the above due to Benzodiazepine intake. You could have an addiction, or are well on the way to getting one.
Benzodiazepine addiction effects
Suicidal thoughts and confusion are one of the main thoughts you will be feeling is addicted to Benzodiazepines. It can also make the person aggressive, depressed and anxious. As with most drug addictions due to drug abuse the pepsin will lose their appetite and not sleep well. They will not be motivated to do much, and the people addicted will suffer from withdrawal all the time they are not taking the drug.
Benzodiazepine addiction more than likely will lead to death if you do not seek help. It will have a negative effect on everything. Your life in general, health, family and friends, your relationship etc. Overdose is very probable, so again seek help while you can. A persons addiction will only ever get worse if untreated so seek help now. Call 07811 606 606
Common Benzodiazepine types
Common Benzodiazepine types are Diazepam valium, and used for detoxing from alcohol as well as other treatments. Librium Chlordiazepoxide as it is known, and also used for detoxing clients from alcohol as well as other treatments. Lorazepam Ativan again used for detoxing clients from alcohol as well as other treatments. Other types are also Alazopram Xanax, Nitazepam Mogadon, Temazepam Restoril and Flurazapam Dolman or Rohypnol. They are all Benzodiazepine just different strengths and offer longer or shorter levels of medication depending which medical problem you are treating. .
Which category do Benzos come under
Benzodiazepines are a Class C prescribed drug. They are mainly prescription to people who are having trouble sleeping, stress issues, and are used a lot to detox (Librium or Diazepam and Lorazepam)clients from alcohol. (Benzos are a sedative. They are also highly addictive, and need to be monitored carefully. It does not take long before you will have a problem with addiction. If this does happen, your only way through this is, in a rehab centre or hospital.
Benzodiazepine street names
Here are the street names used for Benzodiazepine which drug dealers and clients use. The most common is Benzos or blues. Downers is also a common street name. Less known are Moggies, Temazies, Vallies, Diazies, Mothers little helper, Roofiesw and Jelies.
What happens if addicted to Benzodiazepine
people who are suffering from a Benzodiazepine addiction, as with most other addictions tend to unlatch themselves from relationships, family, hobbies, work, values, friends etc. This is mainly because it is hard to function normally without the drug. Once you get to this stage it is highly important to seek help. But do to worry. Addiction can get anyone at any stage in their life. It is an illness and nothing to be ashamed about. Benzodiazepine addiction is of the worse addictions and does need addressing sooner rather than later.
Addiction is nothing new, and thousands of people sadly suffer from it every year. You are not alone.
Benzodiazepine ARE HIGHLY ADDICTIVE and can take less than two weeks of use before addiction steps in. This is when you will not be getting any effect from the drug, and higher amounts will be used. As with all addictions, if you can accept you have a problem with the drug of choice, then we are half way there. It is when denial kicks in, there is a bigger problem for addiction treatment. You must bear in mind drug addiction changes your way of thinking, changes your brain, so to know you have an issue with addiction to drugs is a big step forward.
Benzodiazepine do make you feel good. But this feeling does to last too long before other issues come into place. Anxiety is a major player with Benzodiazepine addiction. A lot of this is caused by you worrying about what happens if you run out.
Addiction issues with Benzodiazepine also come from prescribed medication. It is not always drugs which are purchased from the streets. I would always suggest you speak to the doctor who prescribed you the Benzodiazepine in the first place and explain, they put you on these, and they need to get you off them. It always seems to be rehab centres who have to clear up the mess of over prescribed medication.
Once you are fully addicted to Benzodiazepine on a medical side, they will not be working anymore. You will just be taking them for your addition. Benzodiazepine are very dangerous if used long term. They are a short term medication.
Benzodiazepine addiction treatment
Our residential rehab centres are geared up for Benzodiazepine addiction and we know how to treat it. Our centres offer 24 hour nursing, your own en-suite room, your own chef who cooks all the correct nutrition for your needs while going through treatment. We used an evidence based treatment program which has help 1000’s of clients over the years. We offer 1-2-1 counselling as well as group sessions.
Don’t worry yourself if you think it is all your fault. As what has happened, has happened. Save your energy on getting through this. Draw a line under the past, and start your new life from today.
To get you through your addiction to Benzodiazepine we offer a tailored program which will include theory and counselling and detox. This is how we do it.
Detox: Removing the Benzodiazepine from your body in a medically safe way using detox medication at our residential rehab centres for addiction.
Counselling: CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy) is the best form of counselling for addiction. We need to find the underlying issues which are causing your addiction.
Coping mechanisms: We need to set you up with copping mechanisms which include aftercare. We will aways have a counsellor on hand if you are struggling.
Benzodiazepine addiction detox
A detox alone will not solve the addiction to Benzodiazepine. It can with alcohol in some instances, but Benzodiazepine is much more powerful, and needs to be treated differently. Theory with effective counselling is very necessary.
If you are struggling with addiction to either drugs or alcohol. Do get in touch. We can help you. Call 07811 606 606