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Benzodiazepine Rehab Miami

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs commonly prescribed to treat anxiety and panic disorders - but approximately one in six benzodiazepine users misuse these highly addictive medications. Discreet, professional help exists for those who need to stop drug abuse.

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An Innovative Approach to Benzodiazepine Rehab in Miami

Vita Recovery offers research-backed treatment at our high-end facility in downtown Miami. We provide a strong support system, a relapse prevention plan, and dedicated care to support and offer lasting sobriety. We will tailor the right program for your addiction and offer custom aftercare.

Our world-class rehab facility takes an innovative and modern approach to treating substance use disorders, approaching each client as a complex individual who deserves custom care to reclaim their life.

What are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are a drug family of tranquilizers used for recreational purposes for their short-term relief and relaxing effects.

The drug acts on the central nervous system to slow down its chemical messaging. Taking benzos produces an influx of GABA, an inhibitory neurotransmitter that calms users, quiets thoughts, and causes drowsiness.

Signs of Benzodiazepine Addiction

From teens to seniors, anyone can develop an addiction from benzodiazepine use. Often, those suffering from substance abuse first-hand struggle to realize that their behavior is causing harm and they need help. Those on the outside may not notice hidden abuse or simply not know the true warning signs of addiction when they present.

The following signs are red flags:

  • Inability to stop benzodiazepine use, despite wanting to do so

  • Craving or urges to use a benzodiazepine, despite its negative effects

  • Spending a large amount of time purchasing, consuming, and recovering from benzodiazepine effects

  • Failure to accomplish obligations either at home or work

  • Loss of interest in hobbies and activities previously enjoyed

  • "Borrowing" or stealing other people's prescription medications

  • Buying from street dealers or others who sell prescription drugs

  • Experiencing benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms


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How Benzodiazepine Addiction Impacts Your Health

Benzodiazepines can safely alleviate symptoms of certain conditions, but prolonged use can cause serious adverse effects on addicted users' physical and mental health. Never combine benzodiazepines with alcohol or other CNS depressants; the risk of life-threatening side effects rapidly rises.

Short-Term Effects

In the short term, benzodiazepine drugs in recreational doses can cause users to lose control, lose consciousness, and have profound effects on judgment and may induce unnecessary risk-taking behavior. Effects include:

  • Next day drowsiness and "hangover effect"

  • Dry mouth

  • Dizziness and confusion

  • Extreme sleepiness and unusual sleep patterns

  • Blurred vision

  • Impaired coordination

  • Slowed breathing

  • Loss of appetite

  • Increased anxiety

Long-Term Effects

Over time, prolonged use of benzodiazepines can cause more severe effects on the mind and body. The longer a person uses these drugs, the more likely they are to develop a benzo addiction. Other effects on the user include:

  • Memory problems

  • Low blood pressure

  • Behavioral changes, for instance, becoming erratic or having mood swings and increased risk-taking behavior

  • Delirium, especially in older people

  • Slurred speech

  • Slow reflexes

  • Muscle weakness and muscle spasms

  • Coma



What Can I Expect During Benzodiazepine Rehab?

Effective drug rehab for benzo abuse begins with a confidential assessment of your needs - the best professional treatment programs are personalized.

Typically, supervised benzo detox is the first step of recovery, easing withdrawal symptoms and slowly eliminating the drug effects. Next, clients attend individual counseling sessions and/or group therapy to dive into the social, mental, and emotional reasons for the substance use disorder. These therapy sessions may also include family members affected by your substance misuse. Involving loved ones in sessions is extremely beneficial in building long-lasting addiction recovery.

Treating Benzodiazepine Addiction: The Treatment Process

Here at Vita Recovery, we also start with an in-depth assessment, evaluating the severity of your benzo misuse and drawing out the details necessary to tailor your benzodiazepine treatment to you.

Our treatments can include therapy for co-occurring disorders so our assessment team is looking for symptoms that suggest you would benefit from support for other mental health concerns in tandem with addiction treatment.

For those still taking benzodiazepines, the initial step is to enter into supervised medical detox. Our medical team supports and monitors you as the body rids itself of the substance, treating and adjusting plans to cope with withdrawal symptoms.

With the mind ready, clients embark on a custom schedule of therapies and counseling sessions to untie the knots of addiction and develop strategies to maintain sobriety after treatment. We offer many modalities in individual, group, and family therapy, following everything up with continued support once you graduate from our treatment center.

Are There Different Levels of Care for Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment?

Yes - we offer inpatient detox to those who need it, as well as a range of outpatient programs at different levels of care. Each of our program offerings is adjusted to the client, and so treatment plans are highly dependent on assessment.

Our Partial Hospitalization Program provides the same intensity as inpatient rehab without requiring you to stay overnight in a residential setting.

Our Intensive Outpatient Program provides medical care, weekly treatment sessions, and individual or group therapy sessions.

Our Outpatient Program is our least time-demanding program while still offering clients full access to our tailored plans, weekly therapy services, and facility amenities.

Our 3-A Concierge therapy program is our most customizable program, molded to the client's life and delivered by a dedicated therapist.

It is also possible to receive virtual treatment at one of our facilities if necessary to accommodate your needs.

What Are the Risks of Not Getting Treatment for Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Many people abuse benzodiazepine medications without realizing it and never get the treatment they need. Others may not fully understand the havoc this form of drug abuse wreaks on the mind and body.

The fact is, delaying professional treatment for benzodiazepine addiction can seriously impact your life in the long term, with potentially life-threatening consequences. These include:

  • Persistent risk of overdose

  • Brain damage, cognitive decline, and memory loss

  • Significantly heightened risk of Alzheimer's Disease

  • Increased risk of blood clots and heart complications

  • Liver tissue damage

  • Development of depression and panic attacks

  • Psychosis

  • Pregnancy complications

Seeking professional care is the only way to ensure you avoid the consequences of an untreated benzodiazepine substance use disorder.

Vita Recovery can be your entry point to lasting sobriety through personalized programs and aftercare designed to fit.

FAQ: Benzodiazepine Rehab Miami

How Long Does Benzodiazepine Rehab Typically Last?

At Vita, we understand recovery looks different for everyone, and customized care may mean adjusting treatment duration for clients who need more time. But, generally, the Partial Hospitalization program is thirty days, and the Intensive Outpatient program lasts four to six weeks.

Are There Any Specific Treatments for Women or Pregnant Women With a Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Usually, the benzodiazepine abuse treatment process is similar for everyone, independently of age or gender. If your recovery includes medication during medical detox, a doctor might prescribe medications that represent the lowest risk possible for your pregnancy. We may also enroll alternative therapies during detox for clients who need them.

Will My Insurance Cover the Cost of Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment?

We make sure we can help as many people as possible. Vita Recovery accepts most major health insurance for addiction treatment. You can contact us to find out which insurance we accept or speak with your provider to learn about the coverage provided in your insurance plan.

How Can I Pay for Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment?

As noted above, you may be able to pay for rehab treatment through your insurance provider, but if not - we also accept payments from individuals. We want to make every step of your addiction recovery as easy as possible - to speak more about your payment options, contact Vita Recovery.

Can Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Be Done on an Outpatient Basis?

Yes, and we specialize in delivering outpatient treatment that works. Depending on the severity of your addiction, Vita Recovery can provide intensive outpatient treatment with the same level of care and attention as our partial hospitalization program. The difference is the freedom and flexibility of keeping up with daily life.

How does Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) help with Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Medication can be provided during benzo detox. MAT does not cure the substance use disorder but eases the process, reduces physiological shocks, and is associated with better treatment outcomes. Medication stops cravings and alleviates withdrawal symptoms while the body cleanses itself of benzodiazepines.

How Is the Withdrawal Process Managed During Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment?

Withdrawal symptoms can be hard to manage and dangerous without supervision. It is very common to relapse, at great risk to health, during solo withdrawal. During benzo addiction treatment, our medical detox is assisted by professionals to avoid severe withdrawal. This may involve MAT, counseling, community support, and therapy.

Benzodiazepine Rehab in Miami, FL - CTA

Located in Downtown Miami, we provide a compassionate space to assist you and your family during the treatment process.

We offer a discreet, high-quality service with excellent luxury facilities to provide you with the best treatment program to suit your needs.

Through our cutting-edge addiction treatments, we give each client our all so that they can go on to live happier, healthier lives free from the effects of addiction.

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