The national conversation on drug addiction mainly focuses on opioid painkillers or stimulants like cocaine and methamphetamine. However, other substances hold the potential for addiction as well. Benzodiazepines, also referred to as “benzos,” are sedatives that are often prescribed to treat anxiety and insomnia. While they can be effective when used as prescribed, benzos can also be misused, and they have a high potential for addiction. Our benzo rehab program offers specialized treatment for those who have become addicted to benzodiazepines.
At New Bridge Foundation®, you’ll find addiction treatment that is effective, affordable, and tailored to your specific needs. Voted one of the “Best Addiction Treatment Centers” in America three years in a row by Newsweek magazine, New Bridge Foundation® offers unparalleled and affordable professional substance abuse treatment services.
Call 866.772.8491 today to begin a benzo rehab program that supports lasting recovery.
How Does Benzo Addiction Develop?
Benzodiazepines are in a class of drugs called tranquilizers and are also known as anti-anxiety medications. Common brand names include Ativan, Xanax, and Valium. Doctors routinely prescribe them for a range of issues and situations, including:
- Muscle relaxation
Some doctors even prescribe these medications to patients to help them relax before a surgical procedure. Benzos help in these situations because they work to calm the central nervous system. These medications ease anxiety, relax the muscles, and can even cause drowsiness.
When people take benzodiazepines as directed, they can do a lot of good. However, it can be easy to become dependent on the relaxed feelings these drugs induce. This leads people to take more than directed, more often than they should. Most people who develop a benzo addiction had no intention to start abusing drugs. However, what begins as a little extra Xanax or Valium can quickly become an addiction.
The brain begins to crave these drugs, and with more frequent use, the body develops a tolerance that causes users to increase their dosage as well. It’s a dangerous cycle of increasing dependence on benzos that can make it difficult for people to quit without professional help.
An addiction to benzodiazepines can be dangerous. While overdoses do not tend to happen when people take benzos alone, combining the drugs with other substances like alcohol can quickly spell trouble. A benzo rehab program can help you or a loved one break the cycle of addiction and develop healthy coping skills.
How Our Benzo Addiction Rehab Center Can Help
It can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to getting help for benzo addiction. Fortunately, New Bridge Foundation® offers a comprehensive treatment program tailored to meet the needs of those struggling with benzodiazepine addiction. Our experienced team has worked with numerous clients who have become addicted to benzos and can provide effective guidance and support every step of the way.
Our treatment programs include:
- Detoxification – We provide a safe and comfortable detox program to ease the withdrawal process.
- Short-term residential rehab (Helios) – Our short-term residential program offers comprehensive treatment in a supportive environment.
- Short-term intensive outpatient program (Helios) – Our intensive outpatient program provides flexible treatment that can accommodate a busy schedule.
- Long-term residential treatment (START) – Our long-term residential treatment program offers intensive and individualized care.
At New Bridge, we believe in providing all our clients with custom, individualized treatment plans that meet their needs. For this reason, we offer both inpatient and intensive outpatient programs, with varying options for the length of stay. This allows us to provide our clients with exactly what they need to be successful.
All of our programs include services like individual and group counseling, mental health treatment, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. These all help our clients to understand their addiction, allowing for reflection and healing.
Preventing Benzo Addiction Relapse
After our clients complete one of our addiction treatment programs, the assistance and care that began in treatment continues. We know that people often need additional support as they return to navigating the stresses of daily life. For this reason, we offer free aftercare for life to anyone who has completed one of our programs. This allows clients to reinforce the coping skills they learned in treatment and stay the course in recovery.
Start Again Through Benzo Rehab at New Bridge Foundation®
New Bridge Foundation® is a non-profit benzo addiction rehab center in Berkeley, CA. However, we provide treatment for a range of other addictions, too, from alcohol to opioids to methamphetamine. Our goal is to make our facility as home-like as possible so that our clients feel comfortable as they work toward a better life. To start working toward a better life, reach out to our caring staff today at 866.772.8491 or connect with our team online.