Benzodiazepines is a category of sedatives also popularly known by its abbreviated name “Benzo” or “Benzos.” Drugs that fall under benzodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan and others.
The risk of benzodiazepines addiction is because they work. They work by regulating a pathway in the brain that modifies a protein on the surface of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) receptor brain cells. These receptors bind to GABA neurotransmitters in the central nervous system. The result is a more calming effect than natural GABA alone.
Benzodiazepine Medical Detox
Benzos are prescribed to treat nervous system medical conditions that include physical and mental illnesses such as severe seizures, anxiety and panic attacks, insomnia, muscle spasms, and drug or alcohol withdrawals.
When these prescriptions for Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, or Ativan, for example, are abused, the consequences can be gravely dangerous, particularly when mixed with alcohol, or drugs that have an opposite effect.
One of the first signs that you have an addiction to benzos is when you find yourself trying to reduce the amount you are taking, and not being able to do it. Abuse of benzos increases tolerance and you take more, or you take stronger doses to get the desired effect.
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Symptoms of Benzos Addiction
Sunrise Detox Path to Benzo Addiction Detox
Sunrise Detox begins your benzo rehab detox treatment with a thorough psychological evaluation to identify potential underlying causes that may need to be treated during benzo addiction treatment. Our benzo medical detox uses a reducing dose taper to lower the risk of dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Sunrise Detox offers detox from benzos through our inpatient services with fully supervised medical attention.