Benzodiazepine Treatment Program In NH | Sobriety Centers

Benzodiazepine Treatment Program

What is Benzodiazepine?

Benzodiazepine belongs to a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics.  The first benzodiazepine was created in 1955 and by the late 1970’s benzodiazepine drugs were the most prescribed drug in the world.  In a few short years, Benzodiazepine essentially replaced barbiturates in treating conditions such as anxiety, panic disorders, seizures, difficulty sleeping, and even alcohol withdrawal.  Benzodiazepines work by affecting a neurotransmitter in the brain known as GABA, causing a chain reaction that reduces communication between neurons in the brain which produces the drugs sedative effective on the body.  When used properly, benzodiazepine is an effective drug with medicinal purposes.  However, one problem with benzodiazepine use as a prescription is the tolerance that quickly builds up with long-term use.  An individual would require more of the drug to get the same effect.  Another, much more serious problem with benzodiazepines is the fact that they act as a central nervous system (CNS) depressant.  When mixed with other such CNS depressants such as alcohol or opioids, it can wind up being a fatal combination.  This is a serious issue as many benzodiazepine addicts combine and experiment with drug combinations, which can prove deadly.

 What are the Side Effects of Benzodiazepine Abuse?

There are many side effects that come with the sedative-hypnotic class of drugs.  Those who are addicted to benzodiazepines only intensify these side effects through their drug abuse.  Some symptoms of benzodiazepine abuse are:

  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Shallow Breathing
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Blurred Vision
  • Slowed Reaction
  • Amnesia


Benzodiazepine Addiction

As previously mentioned, abuse of benzodiazepines can result in a raised tolerance to the drug, which causes the drug abuser to require more and more of the drug for the same desired effect.  With an increase in dosage over a prolonged period, an individual will wind up physically dependent on benzodiazepine.  While the abuse of benzodiazepine is already dangerous enough, benzodiazepine withdrawal can kill you.  Withdrawals from benzodiazepine are life-threatening and any attempt to come off the drug should never be done without the supervision of medical professionals.  The side-effects of withdrawals from benzodiazepine include the following: extreme anxiety, high blood pressure, irregular heart rate, high pulse rate, insomnia, hallucinations and seizures.  The risk of death is great when an individual attempts to detox from benzodiazepines on their own.  If an individual addicted to benzodiazepine attempts to cease using the drug, they need to enter an inpatient drug and alcohol detoxification facility, where they can be under a physician’s care as they are tapered off the drug properly under medical supervision.  Upon completion of an inpatient drug and alcohol detox for benzodiazepine addiction, the individual would then need continuing care at a residential drug treatment program such as the Benzodiazepine Treatment Program at Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire’s Antrim, NH location.


Why Choose the Benzodiazepine Treatment Program at Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire?

If you are struggling with Benzodiazepine addiction in New Hampshire, then Sobriety Centers of NH can help.  Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire offers outpatient as well as inpatient drug treatment for an individual struggling with benzodiazepine addiction.  Our Benzodiazepine Treatment Program offers cutting-edge practices that have been clinically proven to help substance abusers achieve recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol.  While attending our Benzodiazepine Treatment Program you will be immersed in group therapy to help educate you on the science of addiction, build life-skills, and create strategies to deal with cravings in early recovery.  Clients will be able to meet with their therapist weekly for individual therapy.  The Benzodiazepine Treatment Program, located in beautiful Antrim, NH, offers therapeutic excursions to our clients.  Those enrolled in our inpatient drug and alcohol rehab in NH, will be provided meals by our professional chef at our residential treatment facility.  Each room in the residence of the Benzodiazepine Treatment Program is fully furnished.  The Antrim House residence’s common areas include two living rooms where clients can relax, read, watch television or movies, and play games.  The Benzodiazepine Treatment Program at the Antrim, NH location of Sobriety Centers of New Hampshire provides you the structure and healing environment to overcome your addiction, while providing the amenities to make your stay comfortable.


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