Recovery is Possible
Benzodiazepine addiction is by far one of the most devastating and complex addictions. The reason is that once a person is dependent or even addicted to benzodiazpines, they cannot upbruptly stop using it. If a person stops using benzodiazepines, they will experience intense withdrawal symptoms. If they are not properly monitored and treated as they are detoxing, they can experience potentially fatal symptoms like seizures.
Although coming off of benzodiazepines is a difficult process, it is still possible and recovery is attainable. If your family would like to offer your loved one a way out of his or her addiction, benzodiazepine intervention can help you!
Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction
Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives. Usually prescribed to help cope with anxiety symptoms. The issue is that benzodiazepines are usually only meant to be taken for a short period of time. The long a person takes them, the higher likelihood that they will become addicted to them.
Drugs like Xanax (alprazolam), Valium (diazepam), and Ativan (lorazepam) are commonly prescribed benzodiazepines. The signs and symptoms of a benzodiazepine addiction range from constant drowsiness, slurred speech, inability to stay awake, confusion, and more.
Intervention Needs to Happen Now
Studies show that successful recovery is directly related to early intervention and treatment. Families sometimes take a step back from trying to intervene and this is one of the worst things that can possibly happen.
If your loved one is abusing benzodiazepines, then you need to gain an understanding about the disease of addiction. If you understand fully how addiction works you will understand why you can no longer leave your loved one to their own destruction.
Addiction rewires the survival centers of the brain and this is why they feel they must obtain drugs at any costs. Your loved one is not in any place to be making their own decisions – he or she needs intervention.
The Effectiveness of Benzodiazepine Intervention Addiction Intervention
When families call us they often want to know how effective intervention actually is. The success of the intervention actually depends largely on the ability of the family to come together in agreement and unity. This agreement is that each family member will do everything in their power to hold boundaries with the addicted loved one.
Our interventionist will make sure that you have the best evidence-based information on addiction and intervention. Over the course of 2 days, our interventionist will plan the intervention with your family and stage the intervention. Understanding that every family is unique, our interventionists do not use a one-size-fits-all approach to intervention. The intervention process will be tailored in a way that will be most effective with loved one’s personality and history.
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