Las Vegas Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
We’re Here to Provide the Help You Need
Your or a loved one might have been prescribed a benzodiazepine as part of a treatment plan for anxiety, insomnia, or seizures. This powerful sedative creates a calm, focused feeling that makes it easier to relax. It also produces chemicals in the brain that stimulate feelings of security and euphoria. While a helpful tool for many people, benzodiazepines can have serious consequences when someone abuses them.
Benzodiazepine addiction is an issue that thousands of people face. If you or someone you love are abusing this drug, we’re here to tell you that there is help. At The Nestled Recovery Center, you will undergo a comprehensive, holistic treatment program designed to address the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual challenges caused by addiction. Our team is committed to helping you achieve long-term recovery.
Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms
The chemicals the brain receives from benzodiazepines are signals it can already produce on its own. When someone takes a benzodiazepine more often than what is prescribed, their brain becomes reliant on the drug to make those chemicals and will stop producing them.
You cannot stop taking benzodiazepines cold turkey or the brain will go into a state of shock. If you or someone you love wants to start their recovery, enroll them into a medical detoxification program like the one offered at The Nestled Recovery Center. Our medical professionals monitor patients during withdrawal and help them manage the symptoms.
Symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal may include:
- Panic attacks
- Difficulty speaking
- Nausea and vomiting
- Rapid heart rate
There are ways to make these symptoms more tolerable. At The Nestled Recovery Center our medical team prescribes tapers such as Ativan or Librium to assist patients in safely waning off benzodiazepines so as to not set the body into shock. In addition, our 24/7 medical team monitors vitals and assess withdrawal symptoms using evidenced-based scales and provide medications as needed to stabilize patients during the detoxification process.
Be sure to check-in to a detoxification facility before you cut yourself off from benzodiazepines.
Creating Your Treatment Program
After detox, you or your loved one will need to continue their recovery through therapy, counseling, and support groups. Addiction is often driven by underlying mental health or trauma-related symptoms. Understanding these issues helps patients realize what led them to start abusing their prescribed medication and develop strategies to address these issues in healthier ways.
Benzodiazepine addiction recovery is a personal experience. The Nestled Recovery Center is a 10-bed residential facility. We limit our patient occupancy so that we can provide more individualized care to our clients. As a patient, you will work closely with experienced rehab professionals who are committed to finding the right approach to treatment for your specific needs.