Benzodiazepines are potent prescription tranquilizers used for the treatment of anxiety or sleep-related disorders. They are also frequently used to treat symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal in a medical detox setting. Commonly called “benzos,” this classification of prescription tranquilizer has a high propensity for abuse. Because they are so habit-forming, these drugs are not very often prescribed to be taken long-term. Some common brand name benzos include Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium.
These medications are some of the most frequently prescribed in the country despite their habit-forming potential. Benzos are considered fast-acting medications, meaning that their effects take hold quickly after they are ingested. Here is a list of the quickest acting benzodiazepines.
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Dangers of Fast-Acting Benzodiazepines
The two quickest acting benzodiazepines are Valium and Tranxene, the brand names for the medications diazepam and clorazepate. These medications begin working within the first 30 minutes to an hour of oral ingestion. Xanax and Ativan are close behind, and these medications typically begin working within an hour to an hour and a half. Klonopin has the longest active time of any benzodiazepine, and effects typically take place within an hour and a half.
Medically Monitored Detox for Benzo Dependence
Regardless of what benzo is being taken, there is a very good chance that it is fast-acting – which means that symptoms of withdrawal will take place almost as soon as the last dose is taken. When benzos are concerned medical detox must be sought before the last dose is taken because symptoms associated with withdrawal can be extremely dangerous. In the most severe cases, they can include grand mal seizures, strokes, coma, and even death.
Our team of experienced medical professionals treats all symptoms associated with benzo withdrawal as soon as they arise. Our main goal is to provide a safe and pain-free withdrawal in an environment that was specially designed to be as comfortable as possible. The quality of clinical services we provide is unmatched, and cannot be found in any state-run detox facility. For more information, give us a call today.
Allure Detox – Our Program of Clinical Care
Medically monitored detox is necessary regardless of what chemical substance was being abused – in the case of benzodiazepines, a chemical substance for which symptoms of withdrawal can be lethal when not closely overseen, a lack of medical detox can easily result in fatality. At Allure Detox, we effectively treat all of the symptoms associated with benzodiazepine withdrawal. We prioritize physical stabilization while simultaneously offering a well-rounded program of recovery. For example, we also offer therapeutic care as part of our integrated program.
Clients have the opportunity to engage in daily group therapy sessions, and they can participate in weekly one-on-one therapy sessions with a licensed therapist. As soon as a client is admitted to our detox program he or she undergoes an in-depth evaluation, which helps us determine which additional services are necessary. For example, it might be discovered that a client suffers from substance abuse and depression. If this is the case, he or she will be paired with an experienced psychiatrist who will prescribe a safe and non-narcotic antidepressant medication. No matter what your unique needs and requirements, our experienced team of professionals will make sure that all of your needs are met.
Safe Benzodiazepine Detox Center
To learn more about our program of medically monitored benzodiazepine detox, please feel free to give us a call at any point in time. We will gladly answer any additional questions you have and get you set up with our simple and stress-free admissions process, ensuring that you receive the care you need promptly and efficiently.