When used to treat anxiety symptoms, seizure disorders, and sleep conditions, benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, can be life-changing medications for those who need them. These substances are depressants that can activate the portions of the brain that may be chemically imbalanced due to the presence of the aforementioned concerns.
However, given the effects that benzodiazepines can have on the body, these medications are enticing substances of abuse for many. The misuse of benzodiazepines like Xanax, Valium, and Ativan can trap a person in a pattern of substance abuse that can be hard to overcome alone. Especially if a person begins abusing benzodiazepines in addition to other substances, the effects that could result can be disastrous. Thankfully, those grappling with a benzodiazepine addiction do not have to remain dependent on these prescription medications. With the assistance of a trained treatment team, benzodiazepine addiction can become a problem of the past.
Proper rehab and treatment are necessary for individuals who are addicted to benzodiazepines in order for them to be able to address the physical and psychological aspects of addiction. At Delta Medical Center, we understand addiction and we are ready to help you get your life back on track.
Why You Should Consider Inpatient Treatment for Benzodiazepine Addiction at Delta
Delaying or failing to receive care to overcome an addiction to benzodiazepines can trigger a series of adverse consequences that can ruin a person’s life. Long-term misuse of these types of medications can bring about legal trouble if a person acquires his or her medications via illegal means. Additionally, those in the throes of this type of addiction may experience a demise in once meaningful relationships, which could lead to divorce or social isolation. Furthermore, the damage that can be done to one’s body due to the misuse of benzodiazepines can be insurmountable. Respiratory depression and other such health concerns are likely to emerge the longer that benzo abuse continues. The abuse of other drugs is also likely to occur, and mental health issues can grow worse or manifest in response to benzodiazepine misuse. What is important to know, however, is that battling an addiction to benzos does not have to be a life sentence. By engaging in a reputable addiction treatment program, a person can begin living a healthier life that is no longer governed by the abuse of benzodiazepines.
At Delta, we offer state-of-the art behavioral health treatment inside our renowned medical hospital. This combination of mental health treatment and medical care has proven to be beneficial for many men and women just like you who are struggling with both addiction and medical problems. Our expertly trained staff is well-equipped to help each person who comes to us hoping to beat an addiction by providing comforting, around-the-clock care. At Delta, you will know that you have come to the right place to finally overcome your benzodiazepine addiction once and for all.
Program Philosophy and Benefits
At Delta, we strive to be a beacon of light in our community by offering the most effective and up-to-date treatments available in the comfort of our dual behavioral health center and medical hospital. We work hard to instill hope in those who may feel as though things are hopeless, as we refocus their behaviors and teach proper coping skills. We pride ourselves on providing a full spectrum of mental health care for those who need it when they need it most. At Delta, you are more than a collection of symptoms or a disorder to be treated; you are a whole person who deserves to be treated with dignity and respect as you begin the recovery process.
Treatment Approaches We Use to Manage Benzodiazepine Addiction at Delta
When you come to us for care, you will undergo a complete medical and psychiatric examination to help us determine the extent of your benzodiazepine addiction. We will also identify any co-occurring disorders and medical conditions you may be struggling with as well. This information will help us to work alongside you to develop a treatment plan that thoroughly addresses all of your needs.
If you are physically dependent on benzodiazepines, it is likely that the first step in your rehab program will involve our medically managed detox services. As we know that detox can be quite a frightening prospect, we will do our best to explain everything we do before it happens so that there are no surprises. In our detox program, you will safely and effectively be detoxed from benzodiazepines and any other substances that you may have in your system. When you are medically stabilized, you will move into the next phase of your rehab.
Medication may be used at the beginning of your stay with us to help control the effects of withdrawal or to manage symptoms of a co-occurring disorder. Many people find that once they develop more effective coping mechanisms, they will be able to taper down the amount of medication they use. Other people who are struggling with co-occurring disorders may need longer-term therapeutic management. The usage of medication will be decided by your treatment team.
Individual therapy will be used in instances in which group therapy does not appropriately address your needs. You will work on problem-solving strategies for the challenges that you are facing in your life in a private environment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps individuals with substance abuse concerns effectively challenge their negative patterns of thinking and replace them with more positive ways of viewing the world. This therapy can help those who feel helpless to see things as they really are.
Group therapy is the primary therapeutic approach at Delta, as we have discovered that the best way of helping individuals recover from benzodiazepine addiction is to allow them to work together to process through difficult emotions and struggles. We offer both process-based and psychoeducational groups to help you process emotions surrounding your addiction and learn more about relapse prevention, coping skills, and triggers for using.
We aim to provide you and your loved ones with the opportunity to work together to discover ways in which addiction has impacted each member of your family. We will hold family sessions to educate your loved ones about your illness, recovery, and how best to support you during your healing process. We will also provide connections to community resources such as A.A and N.A.
In addition to traditional therapeutic treatments, we also offer a number of experiential treatments to best allow us to help heal the whole you – mind, body, and spirit. These may include:
- Recreational programs
- Therapeutic activities
- Spiritual counseling
- Nutritional counseling and wellness
Continuing Care – What Happens Next?
As your discharge nears, you will work together with your treatment team to determine the next steps in your recovery process. We understand that discharge from our inpatient rehab can be a scary time for you, which is why we are proud to offer a number of options for your continued care.
If you feel as though you are not ready to leave the structure of an inpatient setting, we can help find you a residential program to continue your healing. We also offer two step-down options for you. Our Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) have proven to be a beneficial step-down from our inpatient treatment. If you feel you are ready to discharge into a stable home environment, we can provide you with appropriate referrals to outpatient therapy services and community resources.