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Overcome Benzodiazepine Addiction at The Raleigh House

Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment in Denver

Scenic vistas, big skies, and a luxurious, retreat-style sanctuary await you at The Raleigh House—where you can replenish and renourish your body and mind from substance use disorders like benzodiazepine addiction.

It can feel like the walls are closing in on you when you’re in the middle of an anxiety or panic attack. As an uncontrollable sense of fear hits you, your heart starts racing, you begin to shake and sweat, and you can’t help but feel like you’re dying. Benzodiazepines are only thing that seems to calm you.

Our center for benzodiazepine addiction treatment in Denver provides a calming environment out in the beautiful Colorado mountains to help you find a healthy, peaceful life that doesn’t require benzodiazepines.

What Is Benzodiazepine?

According to the Alcohol and Drug Foundation, benzodiazepines, often called “benzos,” are classified as depressant drugs for their ability to slow down messages between the body and the brain.

Benzodiazepine medications are the most prescribed pharmaceutical treatments for generalized anxiety disorders. Benzodiazepines include the following medications

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Flurazepam (Dalmane)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Midazolam (Versed)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)

These medications might be prescribed to treat a diverse assortment of conditions. Along with anxiety, they are FDA-approved to treat panic disorders, epilepsy, social anxiety disorder, and sleep disorders.

Benzodiazepines are usually prescribed in pill or tablet forms in varying shapes and colors.

Treating Anxiety With Benzodiazepines

Anxiety is prevalent throughout the United States. Approximately 18% of adults over 18 struggle with an anxiety disorder.

Benzodiazepines help people who suffer from panic attacks and other anxiety disorders restore a sense of calm. They achieve this effect by interacting with gamma amino-butyric acid neurotransmitters, which send signals that inhibit feelings of anxiety and overstimulation.

Although helpful at the moment, benzodiazepines can cause dependence in as little as two weeks of daily use, and once you’ve developed a dependence, quitting cold turkey is dangerous.

Whether you have a history of addiction or worry about becoming addicted to benzodiazepines, you may wonder if your anxiety can be treated without them. The good news is that it often can. The most common treatment alternatives include

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • SSRI medication
  • Regular exercise
  • A healthy, balanced diet
  • Regular meditation

Signs of Benzodiazepine Abuse

Unfortunately, many people become addicted to benzodiazepines without fully recognizing the signs of dependency.

Benzodiazepine dependency occurs when continual ingestion of a substance leads to chemical changes in the body that cause a tolerance to the substance. Drug tolerance might cause people to increase the drug dosage to achieve the desired effect. However, it can also cause highly unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms when ingestion of the drug stops. Dependence generally occurs after six months of persistent misuse.

The most common benzodiazepine abuse signs include

  • Appetite loss
  • Diminished muscle coordination
  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory depression (when the lungs cannot absorb oxygen and expel carbon dioxide)
  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion
  • Disorientation
  • Lack of focus
  • Lethargy
  • Manic mood swings

Because benzodiazepines remain in the body for significant periods after cessation, it is possible to experience delayed symptoms and side effects.

A person might not recognize their addiction to benzodiazepine until they attempt to stop using the drug and experience debilitating withdrawal symptoms. If you need help with benzodiazepine withdrawal, we can help.

Benzodiazepine Detox in Denver at The Raleigh House

Benzodiazepines are not without their own set of withdrawal symptoms.

Depending on how long and often you or your loved one has used benzodiazepines, you may experience withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, irritability, muscle tension, nausea, nightmares, depression, and seizures.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal can be life-threatening. The Raleigh House provides safe and private detox services.

When you arrive at our wellness lodge, The Ranch Inpatient Rehab, our highly experienced staff will walk you through a thorough medical assessment to determine your physical and mental state during detox. This will help us determine the severity of your addiction and if you’ll require medication-assisted treatment to help you get through benzodiazepine detox safely.

Our goal is to provide you with a calm, secure environment where you can detox from benzodiazepines as comfortably as possible. Then, once we’ve successfully gotten the drugs out of your system, you’ll be able to transition into our residential treatment program to help you fully recover from the damage benzodiazepines caused.

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Our Approach to Benzodiazepines Addiction Treatment

No two experiences with benzodiazepines are exactly alike. Because your addiction is unique to you and your situation, we take a personalized and individual approach to benzodiazepine treatment.

Once you enter our treatment program, our seasoned and compassionate team will work with you to develop a treatment plan that fits your unique needs and interests. From nutritional, physical, and emotional health to your ability to cope with life’s challenges—the heart of our program is to provide you with the skills and empowerment to create your own meaningful, long-lasting recovery.

Evidence-Based Care for Benzodiazepines Addiction

It isn’t enough to help you detox from benzodiazepines and send you on your way. Instead, you need to understand why you started abusing benzodiazepines in the first place. You need a treatment program that can teach you how to fight cravings and improve your life.

At The Raleigh House, we take an evidence-based and holistic approach to treatment. Our therapy modalities are built around your specific needs, goals, challenges, and personal history.

Some of our evidence-based treatment practices for benzodiazepines addiction include

Dual Diagnosis Disorder Treatment

We know an anxiety or panic disorder may be what has led to your benzodiazepines addiction. That’s why we leverage dual diagnosis treatment. Not only do we help you overcome your drug misuse, but we also help you develop healthier ways to cope with your mental health challenges.

Animal-Assisted Therapy

A substantial body of research supports the therapeutic value of animal-assisted therapy. Our clients benefit from both canine- and equine-assisted therapies, which may help alleviate symptoms of anxiety, panic disorders, and depression.

Art Therapy

Research shows that a structured art therapy program can have significant positive benefits when compared with other treatments offered to a control group. At The Raleigh House, we know that art therapy has various benefits, including helping reduce the symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma, and low self-esteem to improve your overall quality of life.

Yoga and Meditation

Both yoga and meditation can reduce cortisol levels (the hormone that causes stress), bolster the immune system, and help regulate mood. We use techniques like these in a structured setting to help our clients practice mindfulness, improve self-awareness, and control breathing.

Family Support, Education, and Therapy

Benzodiazepine addiction is a chronic disease that often hurts the whole family. While a person seeks individual treatment, we offer family support and educational programming so loved ones can begin their process of education, awareness, understanding, change, and growth. Addiction doesn’t just affect the individual—it impacts the entire family. This is why our comprehensive benzodiazepines treatment program also emphasizes the importance of family therapy sessions.

Heal From Benzodiazepines Addiction at The Raleigh House

Addiction does not have to control you anymore. At The Raleigh House, we understand the hardship that living with addiction can cause. Our mission is to help your mind, body, and spirit heal.

If you or a loved one suffers from benzodiazepines addiction, we offer judgment-free treatment and support.

Contact us online to learn how you or someone you love can discover a new beginning.

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