Program Spotlight: What Are Benzodiazepines?

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Benzodiazepines are one of the most common drugs prescribed in the United States. It is often prescribed for the short-term relief of insomnia, anxiety, and certain seizure disorders.

While many doctors refuse to prescribe these types of medication for long-term use, the number of people seeking treatment from Benzodiazepine addiction continues to rise.

3 Important Things About Benzodiazepine Addiction

There are three important things you should know about addiction to benzodiazepines.

1. How Addiction To Benzodiazepines Happens

There are a variety of uses for benzodiazepines from anxiety treatment to the treatment of epileptic seizure disorders. While there are a number of benefits, doctors agree that these medications should only be used on a short-term basis. Long-term use of these medications can result in a tolerance that requires an increase in dosage, therefore increasing the chances of addiction.

While doctors only prescribe these types of medication for short-term use, many people come to rely on the medications. When their doctor refuses to write any more prescriptions, they may turn to doctor jumping or purchasing the medication on the street. The longer they are using the medications, the stronger the addiction becomes.

2. How To Avoid Benzodiazepine Addiction

While benzodiazepine abuse often results in addiction, there are a few ways to avoid becoming addicted to the medication. The first step you should take is to follow your doctor’s prescription exactly. Many doctors will start your prescription at the lowest dose and gradually increase until you find relief from your symptoms.

These medications are not prescribed to treat your condition. While they provide relief from symptoms, you should still seek additional treatment to overcome the condition. If you are suffering from anxiety, insomnia, or panic disorder, you should seek counseling to overcome the underlying cause of the condition.

Here at Avalon Malibu, we specialize in treating mental health conditions as well as prescription drug abuse and the underlying causes of each.

3. Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment At The Cottage House

The first step of our benzodiazepine addiction rehab at the Avalon Malibu Cottage House is to uncover the underlying causes of your addiction. Because benzodiazepines are often used to treat mental health conditions, often an underlying psychological issue must be addressed. Our licensed and caring counselors will help you to uncover and overcome past traumas in order to promote the healing of your mind, body, and soul.

Our personalized treatment plans are designed to treat each patient’s addiction on an individual basis. We rely on a combination of individual and group counseling along with holistic and cognitive behavioral therapies.

The Cottage House is a place where clients can experience healing and learn life-long sobriety in a luxurious inpatient setting.

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