Benzodiazepine Abuse Help
Serving the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, & Cape Cod, MA Areas
Benzodiazepines are medications that are known as tranquilizers and include names such as Valium and Xanax. These types of medications are the most commonly prescribed medications in the United States. Unfortunately, people who do not require a prescription find a way of obtaining them. They use them for their sedating effects, which eventually become addictive and turn into abuse. If the addiction is left untreated, benzodiazepine abuse can negatively impact your life including relationships you may have, your career, and your health- both physical and emotional. This type of drug abuse is actually more common than you may think, and dependence can begin within three weeks of use.
Many prescribed benzodiazepines are for legitimate medical conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, alcohol withdrawal, seizure control, and muscle relaxation. They produce sedation and muscle relaxation which can help lower anxiety levels. Taking them inappropriately can lead to increased hospital visits, overdoses, serious illnesses, and death.
How is Benzodiazepine Abuse Treated?
At Foundations Group Recovery Centers, our addiction treatment center offers addiction help in the Boston, Martha's Vineyard, Plymouth, and Cape Cod, MA areas. Patients who are experiencing benzodiazepine abuse may benefit from attending our inpatient or outpatient recovery center aimed at addressing the substance abuse and creating a treatment plan that will bring success to the patient. Our team of highly qualified coaches can help patients recognize what triggers they have and learn how to cope with these triggers in a healthy way rather than taking unprescribed benzodiazepines.
If you or a loved one is struggling with benzodiazepine abuse, please reach out to the team at Foundations Group Recovery Centers to get started today.