Benzodiazepines are typically prescribed to people who suffer from anxiety, stress, sleep issues and panic. There are at least 30 types of benzodiazepine medications but the most common are Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin and Ambien. These medications are extremely addictive and increased use can quickly cause tolerance and dependency. Addicts use benzodiazepines to induce euphoria and relaxation. In combination with other drugs or alcohol, benzodiazepines can have synergistic effects. Benzodiazepines are extremely dangerous and their use should only be stopped in a medical detox facility where doctors can properly manage or eliminate withdrawal symptoms.
Developing Addiction from Benzodiazepine Use
As the body adjusts to benzodiazepines, dependency develops, leaving an individual unable to cope without the medication. If you suffer from mental illness, Xanax, Klonopin or other benzodiazepine medication should be a supportive feature to treatment and counseling. Even if you have a prescription for benzodiazepines, you can still fall prey to addiction. Addiction develops when we replace God as our primary source of comfort. Luckily, your belief in God can be a beneficial supplement to professional suggestions when trying to break free from the bondage of addiction. In the Life Recovery Bible, Philippians 4:6-7 states, “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand.” For addicts, faith that God is ultimately in control is superseded by drug use. Benzodiazepine addicts spiral out of control and suffer from both physical and psychological damage as a result of their addiction. The safest way to avoid further damage is to attend medical detox. Physical effects include:
- Hypnotic state
- Reduced muscle strength
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Psychological effects include:
- Exacerbated anxiety, panic or stress
- Memory impairment
Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
Lakeview Health Systems’ Christian drug rehab offers medical detox as part of its benzodiazepine addiction treatment program. Doctors and nurses are available 24/7 to ensure that all physical symptoms of withdrawal from benzodiazepine medications, such as Xanax, are monitored to safely detox the addict. Our clinical team will help you rebuild your relationship with God while teaching you how to manage anxiety, stress, panic and sleep issues without depending on addictive medication. Call one of our trained addiction specialists at 888-616-0460 to discuss our Christian drug rehab admissions process. All calls are confidential and our staff is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Get your spiritual life back on track and eliminate substance abuse at Lakeview Health Systems’ specialized Christian drug rehab program.