Benzodiazepines, commonly called benzos, are prescription medications used to treat anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, and numerous other disorders. Benzos include drugs such as Xanax (Alprazolam), Valium (Diazepam), Klonopin (Clonazepam), and Ativan (Lorazepam). Benzos are highly addictive, and they can be dangerous when misused during substance abuse. However, if they are used as prescribed, they can help some mental health issues along with treatment at a substance abuse treatment center.
Benzos can cause serious damage and can even be fatal if they are abused. This addiction can be difficult to overcome without help, but our benzodiazepine addiction treatment program in Fort Worth, TX can help you begin to heal. At Mission Recovery, we understand the unique challenges veterans, first responders, and police face as they have served on the front lines and may be exposed to traumatic experiences. We provide counseling for PTSD along with group therapy and medical support as you start your recovery journey.
Is a Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Program Right for You?
Many veterans, first responders, and police suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. The adjustment into civilian life from the military can also cause stress for both men and women. Some doctors will prescribe medication for the effects of PTSD, like anxiety or panic attacks. However, some of these medications are addictive, and individuals with PTSD are at higher risk of developing a substance use disorder. Some of these medications, like benzodiazepines, cause dependency. This is why we offer a men’s rehab program and a women’s rehab program at Mission Recovery.
For many veterans or first responders who are dependent on benzos, it is challenging to admit that their method of coping has turned into an addiction. Since doctors typically prescribe benzos, people see benzos as more innocuous. These individuals were not trying to get high or become addicted; they were looking for help.
Withdrawal and detox from benzos can be far more complicated than withdrawal from other substances. Depending on the medication and duration of use, medical professionals advise to taper off instead of quitting “cold turkey.” Detox protocol will be determined upon arrival at our benzodiazepine addiction treatment program and the medical team will monitor your progress to ensure safety.
Our Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Program in Fort Worth, TX
The symptoms of opiate withdrawal range from mild to severe. Current health and well-being, as well as underlying mental or behavioral issues, contribute to the severity of the withdrawal process. Other contributing factors include a family history of drug dependence, the length and severity of the addiction, and the method of administration. Our medical team will gather important information during the initial assessment and craft a personalized drug and alcohol detox program to keep you safe and comfortable.
Benzo withdrawal symptoms often include:
- Anxiety and depression
- Memory loss and confusion
- Difficulty sleeping
- Flu-like symptoms (sweating, full body aches, headaches)
- Nausea and vomiting
Along with helping you detox, our benzodiazepine addiction treatment program staff provides counseling and group therapy to help you work through past trauma and begin to heal. A few of the therapies we offer include cognitive-behavioral therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and family therapy. We also provide a 12-step program to connect you with a network of support. This can set a foundation for your recovery even after leaving our program. At our facility in Fort Worth, Texas, our addiction treatment center amenities comfortable, private rooms and bathrooms, a full-size basketball court, and exercise rooms so you heal in both body and mind.
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At our comfortable facility in Fort Worth, Texas, you’ll find support from both our experienced staff and other veterans and first responders on their journey to recovery. In addition to our benzodiazepine addiction treatment program, we offer the following programs:
- Alcohol Addiction Treatment Program
- Heroin Addiction Treatment Program
- Opiate Addiction Treatment Program