Benzodiazepine Detoxification

Benzodiazepines are commonly prescribed for anxiety, sleep disorders, and muscle spasms.  The withdrawal symptoms are the same and need to be monitored carefully by a professional. Like alcohol, these drugs work with your central nervous system and can cause deadly seizures so should to taken seriously when wanting to taper off these drugs.

 


Withdrawal symptoms

  • anxiety

  • hallucinations

  • headaches

  • insomnia

  • seizures

  • tremors

  • depression/suicidal thoughts


In Summary

The “rebound” affect is when these drugs that are prescribed for anxiety and sleep, when stop taking the drug your body will have an increased effect of anxiety, and restlessness.

This process is an extremely hard thing for addicts to face and the hardest part of addiction. As family members we don’t want to see them suffer so we try to help in ways that we know how. Sometimes it can be enabling and will not be making them better. The best option for an addict is to get the right treatment for their circumstances and to have continuous meetings with support groups and therapy.