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Benzos Addiction

What are Benzos (benzodiazepines) and why do people use them?

Benzodiazepine is a drug that was created in a lab to help depress the nerves within your brain (central nervous system) and is known to make you drowsy. Benzodiazepines are used to treat many different types of issues related to your central nervous system. Seizures and anxiety are typically caused by over-stimulating your nerves in your brain. Benzodiazepines generally are used to enhance the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter, a chemical that allows your nerves in your brain to send messages to one another. Gamma-aminobutyric acid helps reduce the activity of the nerves in your brain, allowing the brain to “slow down.” It is known to lower your heart rate and lower your anxiety levels. Benzos, unfortunately, is highly susceptible to drug abuse, even knowing its prescription drug.

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Benzos, on the other hand, can be very helpful to people with:

  • Seizures 
  • Anxiety 
  • Nervousness 
  • Alcohol Withdrawal 
  • Sleepiness 
  • Muscle Spasms 
  • Panic Disorder 
  • Premenstrual Syndrome 
  • Status epilepticus (A life-threatening disorder of the brain.) 
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) 
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

There are several different types of Benzos, factors including:

  • Clonazepam (Klonopin) 
  • Diazepam (Valium, Diastat Acudial, Diastat) 
  • Clobazam (Onfi) 
  • Alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR)
  • Clorazepate (Tranxene) 
  • Triazolam (Halcion) 
  • Temazepam (Restoril) 
  • Chlordiazepoxide (Librium) 
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
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Dangers of using Benzos?

This is a very addictive medication that most people become addicted to over the course of time. Typically the user does not even know they have a physical dependence until their script runs out. Unfortunately, this drug is most commonly abused by younger adolescents trying to get high. They take benzos and crush them up and snort them or take them orally, either way, the user will typically develop a tolerance to Benzos and will have to use higher doses to feel the same effects as when they first started taking benzos.

How do I start the process of Benzo addiction treatment, and why should I do medical detox?

Leading a drug and alcohol-free life is a life-long process. The first step is to complete Medical detoxification. This allows you to come off the drugs or alcohol safely, closely medically supervised at all times by nurses, doctors, and therapists. Benzodiazepine addiction can be a severe issue having long term and long-acting side effects. Benzos withdrawal can be extremely agonizing and life-threatening and sometimes fatal if not carefully monitored by full-time medical staff in a medical detox facility.

Adverse side effects of abusing Benzos?

  • Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Hostility 
  • Irritability 
  • Respiratory depression 
  • Amnesia 
  • Problems sleeping 
  • Nausea 
  • Goosebumps (Like a cold Turkey) 
  • Uncontrollable Leg Movement 
  • Disturbing or Vivid Dreams 
  • Bone and Muscle Pain

Adverse side effects of abusing Benzos?

  • Diarrhea 
  • Vomiting 
  • Hostility 
  • Irritability 
  • Respiratory depression 
  • Amnesia 
  • Problems sleeping 
  • Nausea 
  • Goosebumps (Like a cold Turkey) 
  • Uncontrollable Leg Movement 
  • Disturbing or Vivid Dreams 
  • Bone and Muscle Pain

What do the detox and Benzos treatment entail?

Benzodiazepine addiction withdrawal treatment often requires the use of medication and different types of behavioral therapies. Medications can help to reduce Benzo withdrawal symptoms while behavioral therapies can help stabilize and prepare them for Benzo withdrawal treatment. Benzos also happen to be one of the drugs that take the longest to detox from medically. Detox for Benzos can last as long as 30 days and is not something to take lightly.

How To Treat Benzos Addiction?

It all starts with finding a Benzo addiction treatment center that suits you and your needs. You have to be careful who you choose as well because 80% of all rehab centers DON’T WORK. This is because they haven’t changed their treatment methods in over 50 years. Scientific data and evidence-based research have shown that in order to reprogram our brain and its mental structure, you must remove yourself from the environment that you were once used to. This is incredibly important, and the first critical step in changing your perspective of life. This is why we at Perspective Recovery are located in Central America and is an inpatient treatment facilities. We focus on mental healing away from anything they once knew. One of the biggest things an addict loses is their feeling of self-worth. At {Perspective Recovery, we allow our clients to give back in a significant way, by helping the local people. We work with our clients in the community, allowing them to give back without any expectation of something in return. This has been scientifically proven to flood the body with the feeling of self-worth. Also, science has shown that yes on one individual therapy sessions are very important, group therapy sessions are one of the most effective forms of therapy in rehab centers when overcoming substance abuse. 

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Recovery starts with the first step

At perspective recovery, our goals are to:

REFOCUS

To step away… Step away from people that we typically associate with. Step away from places we frequent. Step away from things we are used to having in our daily lives. In order to refocus your mind, it is vital to remove yourself from day to day normality’s in your life. Perspective Recovery stands apart here as we take this core theory to the next level. Our strategic and hand picked destinations are the PERSPECTIVE change you have been needing.

Realign

We are then able to realign our perspective when we learn to accept and take responsibility for the way things have been in our life. No matter the circumstances of your current situation in life, when we take full responsibility for our actions and how we control the direction of our lives, a new World of opportunity opens up to us.

Reformulate

The most crucial part of a perspective change is creating a plan to keep your newfound perspective fresh in your mind and to train yourself always to be open to learning how to grow as an individual.
At Perspective Recovery, we help the individual create a clear and attainable list of goals to strive for in every area of your life. We create the road map and give our guests a lifetime GPS subscription to reach these goals.

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