A recent study by Columbia University found that 5% of the adult population, aged 18 to 80, in the United States had filled a prescription for a Benzodiazepine within the past year. This means that in the past year 10 million individual Americans have filled a prescription for Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, or some other benzodiazepine for various medical and psychological needs.
While these drugs work rather well in helping those people who suffer from chronic anxiety or panic disorders, they are also some of the most addictive substances known to man and have some of the most severe withdrawal symptoms of any known drug group.
The problem with benzodiazepines is that many individuals, who are prescribed these drugs legally, start using them as a means to deal with their underlying psychological issues, but with time they begin to depend on the substances in order to function within their daily life. Some of these individuals who do not also suffer from addiction issues will be able to break free from their benzodiazepine dependency with relative ease, as long as they follow doctor’s order, but for those who also have underlying addiction issues, stopping benzodiazepine usage can be extraordinarily difficult.
They may attempt to switch from one benzodiazepine to another, but what they will find is that their ability to stop altogether is usually thwarted, when they attempt to quit on their own. This is the folly of many addicts, in that they usually spend years attempting to quit their drug use on their own, without the help of professionals or a 12 Step program, and when this occurs they find it all but impossible to quit entirely.
At Pasadena Recovery Center’s Pasadena, California Benzodiazepine Treatment Center, we seek to give you the tools you need to finally break the cycle of addiction. We understand that coming to terms with your addiction can be a frightening and disorientating experience, but with the trained professionals at our Pasadena, California Treatment Center, you can finally overcome your addiction and get the life of sobriety you have always wanted.
Treating Benzodiazepine Addiction
It is incredibly important to note that if you are currently addicted to benzodiazepines you should not, under any circumstances, attempt to quit on your own. While it may be a scary proposition to contact a treatment center, like our Pasadena, California Benzodiazepine Treatment Center, failure to seek professional medical help with benzodiazepine withdrawal could have serious medical consequences.
The reason for this is because the withdrawal symptoms associated with benzodiazepines can be fatal if proper medical supervision is not available. The discontinuation of these drugs can cause seizures to occur, which in and of themselves can be dangerous, but if you are by yourself could result in any number of other medical complications.You could possibly fall and hit your head or any other number of possibilities.
This is why the first step in any treatment for benzodiazepines, like the treatment offered at our Pasadena, California Benzodiazepine Treatment Center, is to safely detox the individual from these substances. Once they are safely detoxed and the benzodiazepines have been removed from their system, they can then go onto through the rest of the treatment process without fear of any further medical issues.
At our Pasadena, California Benzodiazepine Treatment Center, we offer both individual and group therapies to all of our clients so that they can begin to process the wreckage that their addiction wrought, while also learning the necessary coping skills they will need to live a sober life. We believe at our Pasadena, California Benzodiazepine Treatment Center that addiction goes well beyond physical dependency and so in order to for an individual to recover, they must learn how to navigate life without the aid of mood and mind altering substances.
Often times you will hear people who are addicted to substances refer to the fact that they just felt ill-equipped to handle life. Almost like they were not given the same blueprint for living that everyone else had, and so many escaped through drug usage as a way to quell anxiety and fear. In order for them to find the life of recovery they so desperately need, they must find a suitable replacement for their addiction, while also learning ways to cope with the extraordinary stresses that having an addicted mind can bring.
Through a 12-Step based approach our Pasadena, California Benzodiazepine Treatment Center seeks to provide just that, all while giving our clients a safe and secure place to experience early recovery. We have found that by allowing our clients the space, and time they need in order to process their addiction and work through any and all underlying issues they may have, we set them up for life of recovery, as long as they are willing to work towards those ends.
Seeking Treatment for a Benzodiazepine Addiction in Pasadena, California
If you believe that you may have a problem with benzodiazepines and you think that you may need to seek help, then call the professionals at Pasadena Recovery Center today at 1-866-663-3030. Our trained staff is well aware of how difficult it can be to ask for help and we understand that leaving behind a life of addiction for a life of recovery can be tremendously frightening. We are here to help you in any way we can through this trying and difficult time, so give us a call today and take the first step towards a new life of sobriety.