Benzodiazepines and Xanax Addiction and Detox
Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs used to treat various conditions such as seizures, insomnia, and anxiety. Benzodiazepines work to enhance the effects of neurotransmitters that suppress nerve activity in the brain, thus creating a calming feeling. One of the most well known examples of Benzodizepine abuse is Xanax addiction.
Xanax and Valium are the biggest and most common forms of benzodiazepines used today. The professionals at Detox of Delray know doctors have been over prescribing Valium and Xanax, which is creating more issues than it’s assisting.
Xanax is a central nervous system depressant. It is intended for short term use, but many users find themselves addicted after extended use. Xanax has a high potential of physical dependence and abuse. Those abusing Xanax are likely to experience confusion, convulsions, difficulty breathing, dementia, weakness, paranoid or suicidal ideation, impaired memory, judgment, and coordination. When combined with other dangerous substances, particularly alcohol, the user will experience slowed breathing and possibly death.
The difficulty lies in the withdrawal and detox process. Detoxing from drugs of any kind will set off chaos in the body as it attempts to restore biochemical balance. This chaos can be life threatening as Xanax withdrawal symptoms can lead to life-threatening conditions including:
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Medical supervision should be sought before detoxing from benzodiazepines such as Xanax. Underlying mental health disorders such as panic and anxiety must be appropriately addressed during the Xanax detox process as rebound anxiety and panic do occur. The experienced team at Detox of Delray are licensed medical professionals who work with certified behavioral health technicians to monitor your conditions and construct a plan that best accommodates your Xanax detox needs. Our mission is to ease the withdrawal symptoms from Xanax detox and prepare you for treatment.
Detoxing from benzodiazepines and Xanax is a necessary first step in recovery which must then be followed by treatment. Call 800-598-3386 and find out about Detox of Delray.