Benzodiazepines: Getting Over The Addiction


Benzodiazepines is a particularly insidious type of drug because there are so many good and legal uses of it. Much like opiods people are prescribed drugs in this category for a large number of legitimate reasons. Drugs in this category include Valium, Xanax, and Ativan, all which are common anti anxiety and sleep aid pills. Many times people will become addicted to these drugs without ever realizing it.

The first thing that needs to be said about benzodiazepines is that you should never quit them cold turkey. You need to ween yourself off of them. Stopping complete after being addicted to them can lead to dangerous and potentially deadly consequences. It is best to get assistance from a qualified professional to get yourself off of this drug. Seizures and hallucinations are commonly found in people who do not take the time to week themselves off of this drug. This is why it is important to have the help of someone else, a seizure at the wrong time and place can easily turn fatal.

As said before it is only through the help of a qualified medical professional that you an safely get yourself over this addiction. Once you seem to have the basics of your addiction mostly under control with the help from your doctor, then you should check yourself into a rehab facility to help you deal with the long term ramifications. Rehab facilities have the technology and techniques to help you get through the remainder of the addiction. They will be able to make sure that you are not in any imminent physical harm from drug side effects, and give you medicines that can help ease you through the withdrawal symptoms.

This can be a very hard addiction to deal with, but if you are willing to get the help you need you will be able to overcome this problem.


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