The Basics of Benzodiazepines

Gloria Rehab provides individualized substance abuse treatment to help you cope with benzo withdrawal and treat your substance use disorder. Our unique addiction treatment programs allow for 7-day detox and 30-day residential treatment to heal your mind and body and get you started on your recovery journey.

Whether you’ve been addicted to benzodiazepines for years or are relatively new, there is likely still information about them that you don’t know. The benzo class includes drugs like:

  • Xanax
  • Klonopin
  • Ativan
  • Valium

Often, these medications are prescription medications used to treat generalized anxiety disorder as well as panic disorder and other central nervous system disorders. 

These drugs are central nervous system depressants. Benzo addiction can happen suddenly due to the sedative and addicting nature of these drugs. To overcome benzodiazepine addiction, you will likely have to go through varying degrees of physical health symptoms as well as psychological symptoms of withdrawal.

Will I Benefit From a Benzo Detox Center?

Depending on what stage you are at in your addiction or in your benzodiazepine withdrawal timeline, you may wonder what the benefits are of getting professional benzo addiction help. If you agree with the following statements, you may be a good candidate for addiction treatment in a detox center.

  • Hiding your substance abuse from others or choosing to isolate to use in private.
  • Losing romantic relationships, friendships, and relationships with family members due to your benzodiazepine use. 
  • You have tried to quit by going “cold turkey” but have experienced benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome or intense withdrawal symptoms. 
  • You have lost money or your career due to your use or to fund your use. 
  • Your benzo use is increasing, and you need higher dosages to keep your brain chemistry regulated and give you sedation. Seeking treatment at detox treatment centers is the first step in the recovery process toward reaching your treatment goals and achieving sobriety.

Seeking treatment at detox treatment centers is the first step in the recovery process toward reaching your treatment goals and achieving sobriety.

What Does the Medical Detox Process Look Like?

Benzodiazepine addiction treatment varies depending on the treatment center, but generally, most centers follow a similar detox model. Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be severe, which is why going through a detox center is recommended.

Gloria Rehab understands the benzodiazepine detox process well, and we work to make sure you are comfortable throughout the withdrawal process. Our facility offers a 7-day detox model with 24/7 medical supervision to monitor your progress and catch any life-threatening withdrawal symptoms early on.

A treatment provider at our rehab facility will walk you through each step of the medical detoxification process, as well as create an individualized treatment plan to ease the way you experience withdrawal symptoms.

Before Benzo Detox

Our benzo detox facility provides safe and comfortable medical detox services for adults and young adults struggling with physical dependence on benzos. To ensure that those who attend our rehab centers receive individualized care to meet their unique needs, a medical professional from our team will conduct a series of assessments before detox treatment at our rehab facilities. These assessments allow us to understand your addictions, history of substance use, mental health conditions, co-occurring disorders, prior addiction treatment, and how our rehab center can help you overcome your substance use disorder. An evaluation includes:

  • A comprehensive medical evaluation to create a tailored treatment plan
  • Blood tests, urine tests, blood pressure tests, and other applicable lab tests
  • Selection of commonly prescribed medications approved by the FDA to help with severe symptoms due to benzo withdrawal.

Once a client is evaluated, the benzo detox process will occur with medical assistance from our treatment providers in a residential setting. Medical supervision and guidance help individuals feel safe and comfortable while the body rids itself of benzos and associated toxins as well as provides support throughout the withdrawal process. To learn more about the intake process at our recovery center, call (818) 659-9444.

During Benzo Detox

During benzo detox, medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services are incorporated to ease benzo withdrawal symptoms and cravings. Patients are monitored by our clinical team and detox staff to ensure their safety and comfort. Our goal is to make the detox process as comfortable and efficient as possible so you can leave your benzo physical dependency in the past and move on to addiction recovery.

Depending on your unique needs, we may recommend a 7-day or 30-day detox program. We will provide you with addiction medicine, therapies, and individualized treatment to help you through this difficult time. Once you are stable and free of benzo withdrawal symptoms, an addiction and mental health specialist at our Los Angeles detox center will speak to you about the next steps in the recovery process.

After Benzo Detox

After you have completed detox, you will spend the next few weeks transitioning into an appropriate treatment program to increase your chances of long-term recovery. While making the decision to seek treatment for benzo addiction can be a difficult one, once you have made that choice, it’s equally important to be placed in the right level of care. After detox, clients can continue their treatment with our residential or outpatient program. While both options are available, almost always, clients are encouraged to participate in residential treatment, where they receive around-the-clock care and support during this next stage in recovery.

  • Individual therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Dual diagnosis treatment services
  • Medication-assisted treatment (MAT)
  • Holistic therapies such as yoga, mindfulness, and meditation
  • Aftercare programs to encourage long-term sobriety

Our goal is to ensure that you have all the necessary resources, support systems, and relapse-prevention strategies to maintain a life of sobriety. With the help of our experienced professionals, you can make lasting changes in your life and take control of your recovery journey. If you or someone you love is struggling with benzo addiction, call (818) 659-9444 to learn more about our detox and rehabilitation services in Los Angeles.

Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms​

Withdrawal symptoms can be challenging, both physically and mentally. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, depending on individual factors such as length of abuse, amount or type of benzo taken, as well as co-occurring medical conditions. Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle weakness and tremors
  • Severe headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Paranoia or confusion
  • Excessive sweating, fever, and chills
  • Hallucinations or flashbacks
  • Seizures

If you are experiencing any of these benzo withdrawal symptoms, it is important to seek professional help immediately. Our team at our detox center in Los Angeles will ensure your safety while providing the necessary care and support throughout the detox process. We understand that this is a difficult time, but with the help of our experts, you can overcome benzo addiction and move on to a healthier, happier life.

For more information about benzo addiction treatment at our Los Angeles detox center, call (818) 659-9444 today. We look forward to helping you or your loved one overcome benzo addiction.

Why Choose Gloria Detox and Rehab Center for Benzodiazepine Detox

We understand that you have much to consider in finding the right substance abuse treatment.

From withdrawal symptoms to treatment program types to payment and insurance benefits, we are here to help you each step of the way. We offer a variety of treatment models and benzo addiction therapy options to enhance your treatment experience and ensure that you get the most out of your time with us. Some of our benefits include:

  • Medical monitoring of all withdrawal symptoms, including the use of medication-assisted treatment.
  • Dual-diagnosis treatment options to address any mental illness in addition to your alcohol or drug abuse, also known as co-occurring disorders.
  • Nutritional meals that meet any dietary restrictions and help your body and mind heal.
  • Individual and group therapy to help address common issues like substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma.
  • Support groups to enhance your recovery community and help you find others struggling with benzodiazepine use disorder.
  • An array of medical professionals and addiction professionals to assist in case management, treatment plans, and other medical needs.

Our drug and alcohol rehab services include a combination of evidence-based therapies and holistic treatment modalities that help you overcome drug and alcohol dependence.

Effective 7-Day Detox & 30-Day

Our substance abuse recovery programs offer an effective 7-day or 30-day detox to remove drug, alcohol, and associated toxins from your body under the medical supervision of our expert treatment specialists.

Nutritional Support

A healthy, well-balanced diet is a simple way to enhance the recovery process. Our gourmet chef and his team are skilled at preparing nutritious and delicious meals that serve you in recovery, cater to special diets, and nourish and support your body and mind during treatment.

Evidence-Based Therapies

We provide a combination of evidence-based behavioral and cognitive therapies and holistic treatment modalities to address your unique behavioral, mental, and psychological challenges, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy sessions.

Opportunities For Fun While You Heal

Our Los Angeles treatment center is filled with opportunities to have fun while you heal. While at our drug rehab, you will have access to a swimming pool, a spacious backyard, a pool table, and much more to keep you entertained and smiling during each phase of treatment!

Sponsor System

Our sponsor system is designed to connect you with one of our previous patients who has fully healed and transformed themselves through our treatment programs. Your sponsor will be there to support you every step of the way on your recovery journey.

Start Your Recovery With Benzo Addiction​ Treatment Los Angeles

Take the first step toward benzo addiction recovery by contacting our drug rehab in Los Angeles, CA – (818) 659-9444. With the right care, you or your loved one can safely and effectively navigate the challenges of drug addiction and associated mental health disorders and achieve sustainable recovery.

Our drug abuse treatment center accepts most private health insurance plans and some public health policies. A professional treatment provider on our team is available to work with your insurance provider to assist you in navigating your insurance coverage to minimize any out-of-pocket expenses. If you don’t have insurance coverage, we can help you learn what treatment options are available to you or your loved one.