What is Benzodiazepine?
Benzodiazepine dependence or addiction has become a very common problem in the world today, and when you discover that a beloved family member — or you, yourself — may have this going on in your life it can be an intensely frightening thing to realize. It is very important to be aware of the fact that Benzodiazepine drugs are not what you might think of when you imagine “street drugs.” These are prescription medications that a medical doctor normally prescribes to help patients to deal with panic, stress, muscle spasms, or insomnia.
Unfortunately, these drugs can quickly become addictive and a person may become dependent upon them before they even realize what is happening. In other cases, patients might not have a prescription for Benzodiazepine medications, but they may obtain this medicine by taking prescriptions designated for others, by buying the medication from others illegally, or by stealing the medication.
Benzodiazepines are a large family of drugs and include medications such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Doral, Dalmane, Librium, Halcion, Ativan, Tranxene, Diastat, and Restoril. These drugs are generally meant to be used for the short term, and problems may begin when the medications are taken for longer than recommended.
The Problem at Hand
When patients become used to the effects of Benzodiazepines, they will often begin to rely upon the drug both psychologically and physically. When a patient stops taking Benzodiazepine drugs, it will trigger withdrawal symptoms, which can be extremely difficult and painful to deal with. Some of the typical Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms include muscle pain, panic attacks, jumpiness, irritability, jaw pain, depression, sleeplessness, stomach problems, shaking, balance problems, breathing problems, urination problems, skin rashes, and sudden feelings of aggression.
Dangers of a “self detox”
When a patients chooses to “self detox,” or suddenly quit taking the drugs in an attempt to end their dependence, the side effects can be especially severe, and even quite dangerous. Some people even die during self-detox attempts, and this is never a medically recommended way to do detoxification. A frightening 35 percent of self-detoxers will end up dying as a result of their own detox attempt. It is for this reason that a safe, medically supervised detox plan like the one at the Blue Water Detox facility is the recommended way to go through the Benzodiazepine withdrawals in an painless and easy a way as possible.
Let the Professionals at Blue Water Help
The Benzodiazepine medical detox program at Blue Water Detox was created especially to serve the needs of those people who are ready to break free from drugs like Valium, Xanax, and Klonopin. While withdrawal can be highly unpleasant and difficult, the Blue Water program was created with patient comfort as a key concern. As a medically supervised program, a physician oversees patients to ensure that detox is done safely and effectively. The doctor can prescribe medications that have been proven to be highly effective at aiding in withdrawal by greatly reducing pain and discomfort.
Contact Blue Water Detox Now!
Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be handled expertly and compassionately by the Blue Water Detox medical detox staff. If you are worried about your loved one, yourself, and Benzodiazepine withdrawal, the staff at Blue Water is prepared to help make this as easy and comfortable as it can possibly be! Call us at the number listed above, or simply fill out the feedback form for a quick and easy way for our staff to contact you.