The Risks of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal and Treatment

Benzodiazepines fall under the class of medication called anxiolytics. They are considered schedule IV controlled substances that doctors can prescribe for several conditions. These medications can prove helpful in treating anxiety, insomnia, seizures, and more. Sometimes they can even be prescribed for off-label use, based on the guidance of a physician.

However, the problem is that Benzodiazepines can also be heavily abused and can result in severe damage. They are addictive and can harm a person’s body, mind, and family. According to WebMD, if left untreated, abusing Benzodiazepines can negatively impact your relationships, career, and physical and emotional health. It is not worth the risk. The risk of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptom is too great.

Withdrawal from Benzodiazepines can be a complicated and extended challenge and can have life-altering consequences. If you are in Florida and dealing with Benzodiazepine withdrawal, you should consult an accredited, professional program, like New Age Psychiatry.

About Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines can be highly controversial because of their addictive properties and are one of four medications prescribed with caution. Yet, 5% of adult Americans are prescribed this medication, resulting in a significant number of cases of withdrawal as prescriptions come to an end. When used appropriately, Benzodiazepines can be helpful, however, they always remain a risky prospect with Benzodiazepines withdrawal occurring as little as one month after use.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can vary based on a number of factors, including the dosage and length of usage. Other factors can include whether there is more than one medication or sedating drug used concurrently and a history of substance abuse issues. Even quitting more than one substance at a time can exacerbate and challenge the quitting process, intensifying withdrawal effects.

Professionals can mitigate such risks, such as through New Age Psychiatry’s medically assisted Benzodiazepine taper program.

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

Common Benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax can be and often are abused by young adults. These drugs are sometimes known as “Benzos” and “Downers” and can be abused, and often a person may not even realize they are addicted. However, one doesn’t need to be addicted to experience the withdrawal symptoms either. These drugs are that influential on the body.

When it comes to withdrawal from Benzodiazepines, there is an alphabet’s worth of conditions. These withdrawal and post-withdrawal symptoms are a direct result of stopping benzodiazepines after significant usage. These effects are even the result of stopping common benzodiazepines like Valium, Klonopin, Xanax, Tranxene, Onfi, Librium, and Ativan.

Some of the many, many symptoms of Benzodiazepine withdrawal include, but are not limited to:

  • Achiness
  • Agoraphobia
  • Allergic Reactions
  • Brain Fog
  • Breathlessness
  • Choking
  • Cramping
  • Depression
  • Disorientation
  • Esophageal Spasms
  • Flu-like Symptoms
  • Gastritis
  • Intrusive Thoughts
  • And many, many more

Symptoms may sometimes be exacerbations of existing medical and psychological issues as well. These symptoms, recorded from those who have experienced Benzodiazepine withdrawals, can still occur when taking the medication within tolerance – they can also be found during tapering. A professional and accredited taper program can help reduce the dramatic symptoms of withdrawal. 

Benzodiazepine Counseling

These symptoms are signs that Benzodiazepine usage has become a problem, and withdrawal can be dangerous when not handled properly. Chronic use of Benzodiazepine also suggests a need to taper off the medication – but the withdrawal caused by tapering has its risks as well. The best solution to beat the withdrawal symptoms and finally removing Benzodiazepine from your life is professional help.

New Age Psychiatry offers licensed and certified psychiatric services through virtual telehealth appointments within the state of Florida. Our medically assisted Benzodiazepine taper program can help end the cycle of Benzodiazepine addiction in your life and help you beat the challenges of withdrawal symptoms.

The New Age Psychiatry Difference

Benzodiazepine addiction, like any addiction, can be a tough cycle to break, especially when you factor in the potentially debilitating effects of Benzodiazepine withdrawal. These drugs can alter the brain’s chemistry so that your body feels you need it and will do anything to get it. No wonder quitting an addiction can be such a challenge. If you think you are ready to leave the cycle of Benzodiazepine addiction for good and want to beat the withdrawal symptoms, you need to take advantage of professional help. 

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 program can help you beat withdrawal symptoms that make quitting feel impossible.

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. Our telehealth counseling is the big difference between our program and other competing inpatient treatment programs. Every week, we work with you every step of the way slowly, from the comfort of your own home, with designated time to call and update us on what you need.

Taper Program Benefits

Our Benzodiazepine taper program carries multiple benefits to help break the addiction and kick the withdrawal symptoms. Our weekly counseling program, up to an hour on the phone each week, helps keep track of your progress. We have designed sessions to develop your coping skills to help you realize you do not need the Benzodiazepines to live your life. Our other benefits include:

  • 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
  • Low Rates Compared to Traditional Rushed Detox Programs – Breaking addiction shouldn’t break you financially
  • Requests Completed Same or Next Business Day – Delays shouldn’t put on your health hold
  • Specialized Psychiatric Care & Counseling – Dedicated help devoted to your wellness

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, and more convenient than traditional inpatient programs.

Program Details

We have made our program as affordable option as possible. Each month of the program is a flat charge of  $459.99, regardless of the duration of treatment. We offer treatment plans 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 planned with your psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. Our treatment schedule is not a stock schedule; we design our process around the severity of addiction and your active lifestyle. We offer a tailored program to 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. They can also help you tackle any challenges or issues during the treatment.

Assistance and Availability

Your monthly rate includes one medication adjustment visit per month or medication refills. You can also contact the provider via the portal for medication adjustments under the provider’s discretion. We will electronically send all medications 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 through Saturday for counseling sessions. We advise taking advantage of the full hour of allotted weekly time. Counseling is there to teach 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.

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 info@newagepsychiatry.com or call us today at (877) 769-5206 for more information.

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