One of the hardest parts about facing benzodiazepine addiction is that your drug abuse began with prescribed medication. You trusted a medical professional to help you with your anxiety, and now you have lost control of the benzodiazepines prescribed to help treat your mental illness. Addiction to prescription drugs can often feel overwhelming, humiliating, and frustrating, but hope is available. Benzo addiction is a disease, just like any other type of addiction, and there is no need to feel shame surrounding the symptoms you are facing. With the right support, you can ensure your addiction is a thing of the past.

At Harmony Outpatient, we understand the unique combination of anxiety disorder and substance abuse and offer compassionate care, especially for those struggling with a benzo addiction. Read on to learn how our distinctive outpatient care can help you overcome your benzo addiction today.

What is Benzodiazepine Abuse (Benzo Abuse)?

Most often, a person is prescribed benzodiazepines (benzos) to treat anxiety. When used properly, benzos impact the central nervous system by slowing down brain activity. This can help a person struggling with insomnia or muscle spasms as a result of generalized anxiety disorder and panic disorders feel more relaxed.

Unfortunately, the beneficial impact of benzos also comes with quick physical and psychological dependence. Benzo addiction symptoms can include mood swings, increased use of benzodiazepine prescriptions to get the same results and combining benzo use with other dangerous drugs. Death rates due to benzodiazepine overdose have been increasing for over a decade.

What to Expect in Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment

As is true with all addiction treatment services, the treatment process will vary based on the individual needs of each person struggling with substance abuse. You can expect to experience a combination of clinical and mental health services during your stay at Harmony Outpatient.

Medical Detox

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable and even deadly if faced without the support of a professional treatment provider. Some of the side effects of benzo withdrawal can include blurred vision, lack of coordination, and difficulty breathing.

That is why Harmony Outpatient provides professional detox services to ensure every individual is safe and comfortable while navigating the beginning stages of recovery. Throughout the medical detox process, we manage your withdrawal symptoms so you can safely and comfortably break your chemical dependence on benzos. This decreases your likelihood of relapse and helps you move forward in your recovery process on a positive note.

Mental Health Services

Once the detox process is complete, the journey to recovery is only beginning! Harmony Outpatient offers extensive mental health services, including mental health medication management, so individuals can get to the root cause of their addiction and develop positive coping skills for the road ahead. Through our partial hospitalization program (PHP) and intensive outpatient program (IOP), we offer a combination of medication management and counseling options to help care for the whole person.

Our goal is to help you safely access the medication you need throughout your preferred treatment program that helps you manage the underlying cause of addiction. Additionally, our treatment team offers both individual therapy and group counseling, where you can work to develop healthier coping skills so you do not have to turn to benzodiazepine abuse in the future. The result is positive life skills and sustainable sobriety for a future free from addiction.

The Harmony Outpatient Difference

At Harmony Outpatient, all of our outpatient treatment options are designed to fit the needs of each person’s unique battle with addiction. We offer you a private and convenient solution to your struggle with drug addiction, including those who struggle with benzo addiction.

If you are ready to learn more about what it means to be involved in our outpatient programs, or what level of care is right for you, reach out to us at any time. We look forward to supporting you as you find a brighter future free from addiction. Reach out today.