Benzodiazepine Detox & Addiction


ARE BENZOS NOT WORKING?

ARE BENZOS CAUSING UNPLEASANT
SIDE EFFECTS?

ARE YOU A VICTIM OF BENZOS ABUSE?

DO YOU HAVE A BENZO ADDICTION?

DO YOU NEED A BENZO DETOX?

WHY NOT JUST STOP?

As the benzodiazepine labels warn if you stop taking the drugs:

  • You can have seizures that can even lead to death.
  • You will probably have uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms.

Longer Term Use Of Benzodiazepines Can Lead To:

  • Benzo addiction
  • Benzo abuse
  • Instances of amnesia
  • Impaired cognitive ability
  • Slowed response time
  • Hostility
  • Irritability
  • Upsetting dreams
  • Physical dependence (a person stopping benzodiazepines has withdrawal symptoms)

To find out how to

come off Benzodiazepines safely, more comfortably, in privacy, with a caring medical staff.

CALL Novus Medical Detox Center at

Benzodiazepines are:

  • Often given to treat symptoms and do not treat the actual cause

  • Often ineffective

  • Creating unwanted symptoms

  • Often creating painful and sometimes dangerous withdrawal symptoms

    • Often abused
    • Often creating benzo dependence and even benzo addiction

 

Novus Can Help You Safely And More Comfortably Stop Taking Benzodiazepines Call Novus Medical Drug Detox Center Now At

And Find Out About Our Individualized Benzodiazepine Detox Program

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“While at Novus, I have learned so much about myself and the drugs I was taking.  The counselors are unbelievable.  Everyone from the nurses to the kitchen staff.  Everyone here treats you with the utmost respect and professionalism. 

"I was blown away by everyone and everything.  Here you are treated like a person and not a number.” 

"Everything here was better than I ever imagined. If you want your life back, this staff will help you in any and every way possible.”

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are:

  • Classified as depressants
  • Account for about one out of every five prescriptions for controlled substances
  • Often called "benzos"

They are commonly prescribed to treat:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Agitation
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Alcohol withdrawal
  • Shock

SOME OF THE MORE COMMON BENZODIAZEPINES


TRADE NAME OF BENZODIAZEPINE

GENERIC NAME OF BENZODIAZEPINE

  • ATIVAN
  • LORAZEPAM
  • HALCION
  • TRIAZOLAM
  • KLONOPIN
  • CLONAZEPAM
  • LIBRIUM
  • CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE
  • RESTORIL
  • TEMAZEPAM
  • SERAX
  • OXAZEPAM
  • VALIUM
  • DIAZEPAM
  • XANAX
  • ALPRAZOLAM

BENZO ABUSE? BENZO DEPENDENCE? BENZO ADDICTION? NEED A BENZO DETOX? WANT TO WITHDRAW FROM BENZOS?

HERE ARE SOME COMMON BENZODIAZEPINE WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS:

  • Aches
  • Agoraphobia (fear of public places)
  • Anxiety (most common)
  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Feelings of unreality
  • Hallucinations (visual or auditory)
  • Headache
  • Hypersensitivity to noise/light/touch
  • Insomnia
  • Memory impairment
  • Low blood pressure when standing
  • Nightmares
  • Numbness
  • Obsessive negative thoughts (particularly of a violent and/or sexual nature)
  • Pains
  • Palpitations
  • Panic attacks
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Tremors (uncontrollable shaking of the body)

Other less common symptoms include:

  • Metallic taste sensation in the mouth
  • Stiffness in the neck muscles

DOES BENZO DETOX HAVE TO BE THIS BAD?

NO, NOVUS MEDICAL DETOX CENTER CAN DESIGN A BENZO DETOX FOR YOU THAT WILL BE SAFE AND MORE COMFORTABLE.

To find out how to have a safe and more comfortable benzodiazepine detox, in privacy, with a caring medical staff, call Novus Medical Detox Center at

BENZO DEPENDENCE

The long-term use of benzodiazepines can lead to physical dependence. If you decide to stop taking them, only a medical drug detox will help you avoid the withdrawal symptoms and the ugly alternative – a long and uncomfortable “weaning off” period that can last as long as six months or a year or more, complicated by even more prescription drugs which have side effects of their own.

BENZO ABUSE

Because it has similar effects to alcohol, benzos are abused by many people abusing other street drugs like heroin or prescription drugs like OxyContin or Vicodin or methadone.

BENZO ADDICTION

Many people who abuse benzos begin to crave the drug for the feelings it gives them and become addicted.

BENZODIAZEPINES ARE NOT HARMLESS

Government studies show that a large percentage of drug-related emergency room visits involve benzos.

Like alcohol, using benzos impairs mental alertness and physical coordination and can dangerously compromise mechanical performance, such as automobile driving.  Combining the use of benzos and alcohol can have fatal consequences.  In addition, because of the effect created by benzos, a large percentage of people entering treatment for narcotic or cocaine addiction also report abusing benzos.

For example, a serious risk of benzodiazepines is that they can adversely affect the health of innocent babies if you continue taking benzodiazepines while pregnant. The most abused benzo is Xanax. Initially, Xanax or other benzos will be adding to the natural effects created by your own body.  However, in anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, the use of Xanax will normally lead to a decrease in your own production of these natural relaxing substances in the body or a decrease in the benzo receptors.  To achieve the same initial effects, the Xanax dose will have to be increased to compensate for the lack of natural production or fewer receptors and then you develop a physical dependence on the Xanax.  (This is also what is meant when people are said to have developed a tolerance for benzos.) The half-life, or the time it takes for half of a drug taken to be eliminated from the body, of Xanax is short—on the order of 6-12 hours. This means that it quickly metabolizes and transfers to the brain, where it increases the actions of the substances reaching the cells that relax you.  Of course, this means that the calming effect of Xanax starts quickly, and this is one of the reasons that it becomes so addictive so fast.  However, conversely, the effects lessen rapidly as well. While many people who are addicted to Xanax started taking it in small doses, like heroin or cocaine users, they often begin taking more and more and start craving the drug when the effects of the drug begin to lessen, in a relatively short time after taking drug. There have been reports that people taking larger doses of Xanax became physically dependent in as little as two days.  As with most drugs, the larger the dose, the faster one becomes addicted to Xanax.

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“Without this medical detoxification process, I highly doubt I could have lived through getting off methadone and benzos.  I was taking up to 400 mg of methadone on a daily basis along with 30 mg of Xanax or 10 mg of Klonopin.  I felt completely and utterly hopeless and would consistently fall asleep or “nod off” with a cigarette in bed and wake up to large holes in my bedding and clothes.  If the drugs wouldn’t have killed me in a year’s time, a fire would.  I was damaged physically and financially, and nearly lost everything, including my two stores.  When you are on drugs and you want to get clean, no matter how good your intentions, you need help.  Novus not only gave me a clean start, not only gave me hope, it gave me my livelihood and family back.“

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