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Benzo Abuse & Addiction

XanaxIf you're addicted to benzos, or know someone who is, we can help you locate a rehab or treatment center that can help. Contact our benzo abuse helpline today to speak with a counselor, or fill out the form on this page and one will respond as quickly as possible.

Benzo is a commonly used abbreviation for a class of prescription drugs known as benzodiazepines. These are tranquilizers that include Ativan, Klnonopin, Librium, Valium, Xanax, and more. They have a high potential for abuse and are one of the most common presription drugs mentioned upon treatment admissions.

The Dangers of Benzos

Abuse of and addiction to benzos has been on the rise for several years, as are many other prescription drugs. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, benzodiazepines act as hypnotics in high doses, anxiolytics in moderate doses, and sedatives in low doses. Of the drugs marketed in the United States that affect central nervous system function, benzodiazepines are among the most widely prescribed medications. Fifteen members of this group are presently marketed in the United States

Benzodiazepines are classified in the CSA as depressants. Repeated use of large doses or; in some cases, daily use of therapeutic doses of benzodiazepines is associated with amnesia, hostility, irritability, and vivid or disturbing dreams, as well as tolerance and physical dependence. The withdrawal syndrome is similar to that of alcohol and may require hospitalization. Abrupt cessation of benzodiazepines is not recommended and tapering-down the dose eliminates many of the unpleasant symptoms.

Benzo Withdrawal

Benzo withdrawal symptoms may include seizures; shaking of a part of your body that you cannot control; headache; blurred vision; increased sensitivity to noise or light; change in sense of smell; sweating; difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep; difficulty concentrating; nervousness; depression; irritability; agressive behavior; muscle twitching or cramps; diarrhea; vomiting; pain, burning, numbness, or tingling in the hands or feet; a decrease in appetite; or weight loss.

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