The prescription drugs known as Benzodiazepines include Valium, Klonopin and Xanax. They are easy to find in medication cabinets because of their widespread legal uses.
Benzodiazepines addiction begin with low and small illegal uses and create a habit in a very short time. Known as benzo’s or benzo, these pills require attention when withdrawing and can be dangerous if people do it ‘cold turkey’ or without supervision.
Many doctors legally prescribe Benzos for disorders including panic attacks, insomnia, anxiety and stress. When in drug or alcohol detox treatment, people take them to fight withdrawal symptoms too.
The drugs known as Halcion, Ativan and Halcion are fast acting.
On the other hand, Valium, Librium or Klonopin are slow (long) acting. These prescription drugs are meant to deliver a feeling of satiation, relaxation or calmness. However, use of these drugs compete with the natural secretion and sensitivity of sedating chemicals of the body. Therefore, in the long term, people may seek a chemical way to provide for natural processes of the system through benzodiazepines addiction.
Given the range of differences of benzos such as Xanax and Klonopin, the length and consumption amount have a particular effect. But the symptoms are quite similar.
Xanax and other fast acting benzodiazepines can have a very significant effect of sedation. Withdrawal can take 6 to 8 hours after consumption. That´s why they are so addictive.
Individuals experimenting with these benzos are looking to ‘take the edge off’, usually of stress, anxiety and problems with sleeping.
Biological effects include intense sweating, increased blood pressure and heart rate. Paradoxically, the withdrawal effects are an intensified form of what the user was usually looking to relieve physically from. Benzodiazepines addiction end up causing More anxiety and insomnia.
La Jolla Recovery´s licensed addiction therapists are aware of the physiological needs of withdrawal from benzodiazepines.
We offer a non judgmental space with the medical attention requirement at detox and prepare the patients for rehab.