About Benzodiazepine Addiction

Quitting benzos after six months of use or longer can cause health problems for roughly one-third of the individuals prescribed benzodiazepines. Addiction to benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Ambien, Klonopin, Xanax and Valium requires medical detox in order to withdraw successfully after a period of excessive use. Care at our Scottsdale based treatment center is often necessary after detox from benzodiazepines to stabilize and recover from abuse to these addictive substances. Treatment facilities are often comfortable and provide a safe, empathetic environment in which to recover from addiction to the substance.

Xanax (alprazolam): Often prescribed for patients with panic disorders or anxiety, Xanax can be found in a variety of strengths. The extended release form of Xanax is highly addictive, as this is a powerful substance when crushed and the effects of the medication are felt all at once. Xanax has an almost immediate effect on the user, and when the extended release medication is crushed the effects are powerful. We have helped many people recover successfully at our Arizona treatment facility.

Klonopin (clonazepam): Is a medication used to treat both panic disorders and seizures that are not easily controlled. Klonopin comes in both 1 mg or 2 mg tablets that can be broken apart easily and dissolve fast when placed under the tongue. The medication acts immediately, making it easy to abuse Klonopin when taking too much of the medications.S

Valium (diazepam): Valium is another medication used in anxiety disorders, during alcohol withdrawal and for muscle spasms. There are a wide variety of generic types of this medication, and it is available in both normal release and extended release varieties. Valium is not felt right away, making it a drug that may be less likely to be abused.

Ativan (lorazepam): This medication works to support individuals who suffer from a panic disorder, and we help treat those affected with lorazepam addiction in Phoenix. The medication comes in both liquid and pill form, making it easy to administer the medication to an individual who is out of control and refusing the medication orally. It’s an easy medication to abuse, as it can be delivered into the body through injection and a large dose can be administered at one time.

Ambien (zolpidem): This medication is prescribed for individuals who struggle with falling and staying asleep. This is a sedative drug that often makes individuals forget what is going on while they are sleeping. The medication hits the body fast, making it more difficult to abuse the drug. Many individuals fall asleep so fast that they aren’t able to use it a second time in a night.