Benzodiazepines – more commonly referred to as benzos – are a type of prescription tranquilizer/sedative most commonly prescribed to those who are suffering at the hands of a severe anxiety disorder. Benzos can also be used to treat seizure disorders and symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal. However, this specific type of medication is typically only prescribed short-term considering its high propensity for abuse.
Those who are suffering from a benzo dependency of any severity will undeniably experience withdrawal symptoms upon abruptly ceased use. Individuals who begin experiencing symptoms of withdrawal must seek professional help immediately. When it comes to the symptoms of benzo withdrawal, related complications can easily prove to be life-threatening if not carefully overseen by a team of medical professionals.
What Medication is Used for Benzodiazepine Detox?
At Allure Detox, we understand how severe and dangerous benzo withdrawal can be. When it comes to alleviating symptoms associated with withdrawal, tapering seems to be the most effective. This means that the dosage of the benzo in question will be slowly lowered until there are no longer any chemical substances present in the system. However, the most effective detox methodologies will undeniably vary on a person-to-person basis, depending on the severity of the addiction, any additional substances that were being abused, and any underlying health-related issues.
Once a client is admitted to our medical detox program, he or she will undergo an in-depth medical and clinical evaluation which will help our team determine the best course of action. If tapering is deemed the most beneficial detox method, our prescribing physicians will administer a lower dose of safe prescription benzo until the tapering process is complete. In some instances, medication-assisted treatment will be deemed the most beneficial.
Prescription Medication for Benzo Detox
When it comes to effectively treating the symptoms associated with benzo withdrawal, utilizing medication-assisted treatment to help alleviate symptoms might not always be necessary. However, when it is deemed necessary our professional staff members will administer prescriptions in a safe and closely monitored environment.
Some studies show that prescription medications like propranolol, gabapentin, and carbamazepine help treat general symptoms of benzo withdrawal-like aches and pains, insomnia and other sleep-related issues, nausea and vomiting, muscle spasms, delirium, dissociation, anxiety, depression, body tremors, and grand mal seizures. For those who have been battling a mild to moderate benzo addiction, insomnia can be one of the most uncomfortable and irritating withdrawal-related symptoms.
Studies also show that medications like tramadol, quetiapine, mirtazapine, and trazodone can help treat insomnia and allow those who are undergoing benzo withdrawal the opportunity to get a good night’s sleep (which is important to comprehensive healing). In some cases, when our clinical team believes that holistic remedies might be more effective in treating symptoms of withdrawal, they will suggest CBD oil or another non-narcotic herbal medicine. Again, medication-assisted treatment is not beneficial for everyone who is experiencing benzo withdrawal – each unique case will be closely examined before any major decisions are made.
Allure Detox – Safe and Supervised
At Allure Detox, we provide a level of clinical care that is truly unlike any other. Our experienced and compassionate team of medical professionals have been long-since dedicated to providing integrated and highly individualized care. When it comes to benzo detoxification services, Allure Detox is truly the best choice. Not only are our clients medically supervised around the clock, but we utilize several proven and effective detox methods – including medication-assisted treatment.
We understand that benzo withdrawal is never a one-size-fits-all process, therefore we conduct in-depth medical assessments to determine whether or not prescribing pertinent medication is the best course of action. If we deem medication-assisted treatment appropriate for the unique case, medication will be properly administered and the client will be closely monitored in a safe medical setting. To learn more about our program of benzo detox, give us a call today.