Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
The Summit Wellness Group in Georgia has an integrated approach to treating benzo addiction. Just treating the mind or body on its own is ineffective and often results in relapse. We use complementary therapies that work together to treat and benefit the person as a whole, thereby increasing someone’s chances of recovery.
How We Treat Benzo Addiction
While all of our benzodiazepine treatment programs at The Summit Wellness Group in Georgia are tailored to each individual client, they do follow a general framework:
Step #1 – Making Benzo Detox As Safe As Possible
Suddenly ceasing benzo use can produce psychological and physical withdrawal symptoms, and if left untreated, it can be an extremely unpleasant experience in the best of cases. Withdrawal from benzos can also be very dangerous, sometimes even deadly, and entering a medical detox center is highly recommended. These centers can reduce risks and the discomfort of the benzodiazepine withdrawal process.
We will stand by your side through the detox process while you prepare to enter treatment. Completing this process in a supervised setting is important because benzo withdrawal can be painful and dangerous with symptoms that can include:
- Anxiety and Irritability
- Insomnia or Restlessness
- Tremors and Spasms
- Headache, Sweating, Racing Pulse or Hyperventilation
- Nausea or Vomiting
- Panic Attacks
- Problems with Concentration and Memory
- Hallucinations and Delirium
- Grand Mal Seizures
Step #2 – Withdrawal and Craving Management With Medications
Withdrawal from benzos can often result in a prolonged, post-acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), and this may result in minor symptoms persisting for many weeks or months. There are some medications that can be used to treat these symptoms and ease our client’s discomfort, such as:
- Non-Benzo Anti-Anxiety Medications
- Sleep Aids
Step #3 – Individualized Treatment Plan
Medication can directly help our clients get through the withdrawal phase, however, the most effective treatment plans also combine integrative talk therapies and holistic techniques to reduce anxiety and promote the development of healthy coping skills. Each piece of the treatment plan not only focuses on treating benzo addiction, but we also aim to treat the person as a whole considering most addiction involves some form of dual diagnosis mental health condition along with addiction. By targeting all of these conditions together, we have seen an exponentially higher rate of success post-treatment. Our care plans vary depending on certain factors, and meeting with your very own treatment team will determine the best plan for moving forward through recovery.
Why Choose Us For Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment?
With so many benzodiazepine treatment programs available all across the country, why would someone choose The Summit Wellness Group?
Our On-Site Holistic Therapies
Holistic therapies are critical in the development of healthy habits for long-term sobriety. These techniques work to foster overall wellness which we have seen lead to more successful recovery. By treating the person as a whole instead of only focusing on individual symptom management, our clients are better equipped for continuing their recovery after treatment has been completed.
The peaceful, calming atmosphere at both of our Roswell and Atlanta facilities has been vital in each of our client’s recovery processes. We know that environment plays a huge role in successful recovery, and we want everyone to feel comfortable when they walk through our front door.
Each of the members of our staff takes the entire rehabilitation process seriously, from detox to recovery and every step in between. We are dedicated to providing every client with the highest level of care because we know and understand exactly what our clients are going through when they come to us for help. The most important part for our clients when they reach out for help is knowing that they can trust us through this entire process. Many people come into recovery alone, but we want to make sure they know that they have a family with us and they can rely on us for help.