Benzo Withdrawal: Signs You Are An Addict
Benzo addiction should not be taken lightly, as it is a severe condition that affects you physically, emotionally, and psychologically. An addiction to benzodiazepines and attempting to come off a mistreated prescription drug can be hazardous and difficult without medical supervision. That is why Holy Land Rehab is here to walk you through the process one step at a time.
What Are The Different Types of Benzos?
To begin, “benzo” is a short name, or nickname, for a pharmaceutical drug known as benzodiazepines. This class of drugs is primarily used for treating anxiety, and they are highly addictive if mistreated in any way. The downside to becoming addicted to benzos is that they do what is called a “paradoxical effect” on the addict, meaning that the symptoms are what the drug is intended to alleviate from the user. Such addictive symptoms include anxiety, restlessness, nervousness, and extreme sweating.
There are many different names for benzos, but the following is a short list of some of the more common name brands:
Every benzo can cause an addiction or dependency. Stopping “cold turkey” can be hazardous because of its withdrawal symptoms. Typical withdrawal symptoms may include irritability, insomnia, and depressed feelings. For more intense addictions, stopping benzos suddenly could result in withdrawal symptoms such as seizures, muscle aches, pains, vomiting, and tremors. The dosage can be lowered slowly but should be done in a treatment facility where medical supervision is given.
When you or someone else is addicted to a benzo, a benzo withdrawal syndrome may sometimes occur. Benzo withdrawal syndrome is a specific classification of symptoms associated with the addiction. This part of the addiction can be terrifying and life-threatening, so we suggest contacting our office to speak with trained medical staff to help guide you through and toward a program that will help you ease out of this syndrome. A benzo withdrawal syndrome includes symptoms such as seizures, loss of control over muscles in the body, cognitive and neurological impairments, and confusion.
Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction
You might be addicted to benzos if you fall under any of these signs or symptoms:
- Loss of sleep, disturbance, or nightmares while you are sleeping.
- You experience physical symptoms such as seizures, tremors, extreme weight loss, or headaches.
- You become very anxious and experience panic attacks, hallucinations, and thoughts of suicide.
- You are confused and have a difficult time concentrating or remembering things.
- You spend more money on trying to purchase benzos than trying to pay bills or hold up a job.
- You are irritable and isolate yourself from friends and others that you love in your life.
Treatment for Benzo Addiction
There are several ways to treat a benzo addiction and benzo withdrawal. At Holy Land Rehab, we have the staff and equipment to meet your needs as a benzodiazepine rehab. We would love to hear from you and schedule a time for you to speak with one of our staff regarding your addiction and treatment options. Contact us today and begin exploring your options toward a happier, healthier, benzo-free life!