More common than you think and not nearly discussed enough, Benzodiazepine abuse is an epidemic. According to WebMD, if left untreated, abusing Benzodiazepines can negatively impact your relationships, career, and physical and emotional health. Don’t risk it!
Benzodiazepines come in many forms but are best known for their usage: they are tranquilizers. These drugs act on the user’s central nervous system. In proper medicinal contexts, they are an essential medical tool. Benzodiazepines, when used as prescribed, can be used to aid in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia, substance withdrawal, and seizure control, among many other vital uses.
Understanding the risk of benzodiazepine addiction is essential, and New Age Psychiatry has the resources and treatment plan to end this addiction cycle.
Benzodiazepine Abuse and Misuse
However, common benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax can be and often are misused. Sometimes known as “Benzos” and “Bars,” these drugs can lead to dependence, and often you may not even realize the impact of the medication on your body until you go without it for long enough. They have addictive properties similar to the impact of opioids and are commonly abused by young adults.
Indeed, benzodiazepines can be highly controversial because of these addictive properties and are one of many medications prescribed with caution. Yet, more than 5% of adult Americans are prescribed this medication. When used appropriately, they can help, but they remain accessible to abuse.
These commonly prescribed tranquilizers and can wreak havoc on the lives of families because of the highly addictive qualities. While death is rarely a result of benzodiazepines themselves, their usage can be contributing factors to accidents – and can prove fatal when combined with alcohol or other medications, as well as can risk seizures if abruptly stopped.
Such risks can be mitigated through New Age Psychiatry’s Medically Assisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program.
Benzodiazepine Misuse Is a Growing Concern
This misuse has grown so severe that in September of 2020, the FDA announced that all benzodiazepines must carry an updated warning about the risks associated with the drug.
FDA Commissioner Stephen M. Hahn, MD, stated:
“While benzodiazepines are important therapies for many Americans, they are also commonly abused and misused, often together with opioid pain relievers and other medicines, alcohol, and illicit drugs […] We are taking measures and requiring new labeling information to help healthcare professionals and patients better understand that while benzodiazepines have many treatment benefits, they also carry with them an increased risk of abuse, misuse, addiction, and dependence.”
Signs of Benzodiazepine Misuse
Abuse of benzodiazepine can result in many symptoms. These symptoms reflect the effect that benzodiazepine can have on the body when used outside of the prescribed usage.
These symptoms of benzodiazepine misuse include:
- Breathing Difficulty
- Blurred Vision
- Slurred Speech
- Coordination Issues
Chronic misuse of benzodiazepine can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, anorexia, weakness, and headaches. Many of these symptoms are what a prescription for Benzodiazepine is supposed to treat.
New Age Psychiatry’s Medically Assisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program can help to eliminate these symptoms.
Escaping Benzodiazepine Misuse
These symptoms are signs that benzodiazepine usage has become a problem. Chronic use of benzodiazepine also suggests a need to taper off the medication. That can be a challenging addiction to break, however. Thankfully, you are not alone.
New Age Psychiatry offers licensed and certified psychiatric services through virtual telehealth appointments within the state of Florida. A Medically Mssisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program can help end the cycle of benzodiazepine addiction in your life.
About Our Medically Assisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program
Benzodiazepine addiction, like any addiction, can be a tough cycle to break. These drugs can alter the chemistry of the brain. If you feel you are ready to leave the cycle of benzodiazepine addiction for good, you need to take advantage of help as you can find it.
If you want to stop taking your benzodiazepines but feel like you can’t or have had trouble quitting before, New Age Psychiatry can help you break free from the addiction cycle.
Our process is the best way to quit. We work with you over months and provide you with weekly counseling – over the phone, for up to an hour. We’ll be with you every step of the way in your journey to end your addiction. Treat your addiction in the comfort of your own home.
Taper Program Benefits
Our benzodiazepine taper program carries multiple benefits to help break the addiction. Our weekly counseling program, up to an hour on the phone each week, helps keep track of your progress. Our other benefits include:
- Specialized Psychiatric Care & Counseling – Dedicated help devoted to your wellness
- Low Rates Compared to Traditional Rushed Detox Programs – Breaking addiction shouldn’t break you financially
- Requests Completed Same or Next Business Day – Your health shouldn’t be put on hold
- Out of Stock? Pharmacy Change Service Available – Get your medications where they are available
- Secure Messaging and Text Available with Staff – Because if you need someone to talk to, we’ll be there
These benefits are just some of the ways New Age Psychiatry can help you take back control of your life from benzodiazepine addiction. Our program is comprehensive and practical.
Our program is presented as an affordable option as possible. Each month of the program is a flat charge of $349.99, regardless of the duration of treatment. Treatment plans are offered in several multi-month arrangements. Standard plans include a 3-month, 6-month, and 12-month program. There are also customizable options that fit your busy life – so do not hesitate to bring up your needs during the screening process.
The treatment program will consist of a benzodiazepine taper schedule that has been planned with your psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Our treatment schedule is not a stock schedule; it is designed around the severity of addiction and your active lifestyle. This program is tailored for your needs and your success.
This program will also include one to two weekly 30-minute counseling sessions to ensure you are on the best track. These sessions allow you and your therapist to keep in touch regarding the process and tackle any challenges or issues during the treatment.
Assistance and Availability
Your monthly rate includes one visit with your prescriber to ensure your plan is running smoothly. You can also contact the virtual assistant via the secure messaging portal for questions. All medications will be electronically sent to your pharmacy preference with no hard copies of prescription forms necessary. This treatment plan is entirely virtual and does not require you to visit a physical location.
Your therapist is available Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm for counseling sessions. We advise taking advantage of the full hour of allotted weekly time. Counseling is there to ensure you are taught and practice coping skills rather than relying on benzodiazepines to manage your anxiety or other symptoms. We show you there is another way to thrive without the need for benzodiazepines.
About New Age Psychiatry
New Age Psychiatry is a board-certified mental health practice in Florida that offers residents various services such as counseling and medication management for ADHD, anxiety, depression, and more. Our FAQ lists the full array of conditions that New Age Psychiatry can treat. As a board-certified institution, New Age Psychiatry has a record of results and can help you improve your quality of life and mental health.
New Age Psychiatry is a forward-thinking institution. We operate through telehealth solutions with you in mind, meaning you can access your treatments from your smartphone. Your comfort and convenience are a significant part of why our treatment programs are so successful.
Other New Age Psychiatry Services
New Age Psychiatry is a modern mental health service in Florida that approaches addiction and other mental health issues with compassion and forward-thinking techniques. New Age Psychiatry offers certified psychiatric services through telehealth appointments in Florida. Some of the highlights of the New Age Psychiatry approach include:
- Online Screening – We will begin with certified online screening to provide an overview of psychiatric care. We also offer a personalized, specific diagnosis through our psychiatric Telehealth services.
- Diagnosis, Recovery, & Treatment – Our full range of comprehensive psychiatric telehealth services can aid in treating a multitude of psychiatric illnesses and assist in the recovery process
- Telehealth Services – Our psychiatric telehealth services are available throughout the state of Florida and can assist you in psychiatric care through counseling and medication management
Ready to Start?
Are you ready to break the addiction cycle and leave the use of benzodiazepines behind? Do you want to regain control of your life? Don’t go through your struggles alone. Reach out to New Age Psychiatry today. Our Medically Assisted Benzodiazepine Taper Program can help you achieve all of this from the comfort of your own home.
Contact us on the web for a virtual appointment. If you would instead use email, you can reach us at email@example.com or call us today at (877) 769-5206 for more information.