Benzodiazepine Addiction

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Known colloquially as “benzos,” benzodiazepines are also referred to as “downers” and “tranqs.” They’re considered pharmaceutical drugs, and as such, they are usually prescribed to treat mental illnesses and conditions such as anxiety, epileptic seizures, withdrawal symptoms and panic attacks.

Benzos are often consumed orally, usually taking the form of pills or tablets. Valium, one of the most prominent examples, is also available in liquid form, and many medical professionals administer it intravenously. These drugs are legal when federally regulated, or with a valid prescription, but they remain a major problem on the black market.


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In the United States, benzodiazepine abuse has become so hazardous that the state of New York has mandated a no-refill restriction after each 30-day prescription. In fact, after just a few weeks, benzodiazepine ingestion will lead to physical and psychological dependence, and then addiction. The many side effects of benzodiazepine abuse include memory and attention issues, depression, mood swings, learning difficulties and heart and breathing problems. If left untreated, addiction to these drugs can be fatal.

Even under the watchful eye of a doctor, people can become addicted to benzodiazepines. Prescriptions simply aren’t enough to keep users in check. Benzodiazepines are popular anti-anxiety medications, and consequently, they are widely available to all demographics.

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If you find yourself or a loved one struggling with a benzodiazepine addiction, seek help immediately. The Florida Addiction & Recovery Center is considered one of the top drug and alcohol centers in the country. With a 3-to-1 client-counselor ratio, our Certified Substance Abuse Counselors offer treatment programs that we’ve designed to sustain lasting recovery.

The addiction treatment programs at the Florida Addiction & Recovery Center include intensive therapy and counseling, all of which are led by our dedicated staff of addiction professionals, therapists and counselors. At our facility, we examine the root causes of addiction instead of addressing the symptoms alone, making our treatment center the best option around.

You may be wondering what to pack for your stay at Florida Addiction & Recovery Center. For this purpose, our admissions staff has prepared an extensive list of what to bring. Personal items such as clothes, reading material, comfortable shoes and toiletries are all included on this list. You will need your insurance card and ID as well, in addition to any prescription medication you may be taking. Video games, televisions and DVDs are to be left at home. Similarly, drugs, alcohol, drug paraphernalia and weapons are strictly prohibited, as are apparel and CDs that reference drugs, alcohol or violence.

When patients arrive at our luxury treatment facility, they will be evaluated, and staff members will catalogue their belongings. This is to ensure that no illicit substances enter the facility, and that clients take their personal items home upon completion of the program.

Fear of the unknown is to be expected in most situations, and the same goes for treating addiction. It becomes much easier to commit to an addiction treatment program when you know what to expect in treatment. We are here to guide you through the process, and whenever possible, give you the information you need to come prepared.

Drug and alcohol treatment programs shouldn’t be intimidating. At Florida Addiction & Recovery Center, members of our staff are available around the clock to address your needs. Before your arrival, our admissions staff will discuss insurance and payment information with you. Then, our Certified Counselors will help you design a customized plan to address your recovery needs. Keep in mind that our staff is here to keep you comfortable and encourage you to work toward your recovery.

Navigating insurance coverage for drug and alcohol treatment programs is often a confusing and time-consuming process. Unfortunately, this is a major component of the addiction treatment process. Nonetheless, when addicts seek professional help, the last thing they want to do is spend hours on the phone with the insurance company. Our admissions staff will answer your questions to the best of their abilities.

Florida Addiction & Recovery Center accepts most PPO insurance plans, but the type of coverage that insurance companies provide varies from person to person. Some insurance companies will only cover providers in their network, while others may only be willing to pay for a brief stay at an addiction treatment center. Certain insurance providers reimburse members, and some require more work for the client to reap the benefits of his or her plan.

Our addiction specialists will answer your insurance questions to the best of their abilities. At Florida Addiction & Recovery Center, we are here to help you determine which drug or alcohol treatment programs your insurance company will cover.