Benzodiazepine rehab

Benzodiazepine rehab can be a life-changing experience and give you a future you thought you had lost forever. It can help heal the harm done to your health, relationships and career and provide a clear route out of the cycle of benzodiazepine abuse and dependence. Sadly, benzodiazepine addiction can infiltrate your life subtly under the pretext of aiding sleep or anxiety disorders and, before you know it can uproot your entire life. If you or a loved one is caught in this tempest, known benzodiazepine rehab offers a lifeline, a way to navigate towards the shore of sobriety and reclaimed freedom.

Understanding benzodiazepine rehab

Benzodiazepine rehab is a specialist form of prescription drug rehab which provides effective treatment and ongoing management of benzodiazepine addiction and its symptoms. The benzodiazepine rehab process generally involves benzodiazepine detox, different types of therapy, medication (if needed), lifestyle changes and various ongoing aftercare. The ultimate goal is to help you regain control over your life and quit benzodiazepine use safely and sustainably.

Completing a benzodiazepine rehab programme can offer:

  • Freedom from dependence on benzodiazepines
  • Improved physical and mental health
  • Better relationships with family and friends
  • Increased productivity at work or school
  • Enhanced self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Tools and strategies to maintain long-term sobriety

Different types of benzodiazepine rehab

There are many different forms of benzodiazepines which require rehab and which we cater for at Oasis Runcorn. Our benzodiazepine rehab programmes include:

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Xanax rehab

This process involves an expert-guided benzodiazepine detox combined with a range of therapies to address the root of Xanax dependence. You can gain renewed strength and coping skills for lasting change through the comprehensive approach.

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Diazepam rehab

This treatment programme aims to equip you with effective strategies to navigate a life free of diazepam. It is designed to safely manage withdrawal and rebuild your life from the ground up with a strong emphasis on psychological and holistic therapies.

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Lorazepam rehab

All facets of compulsive lorazepam misuse are addressed through this targeted treatment approach. It combines personalised benzodiazepine detox with a full therapy and treatment programme to improve your physical and mental well-being.

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Librium rehab

This process is characterised by a rigorous benzodiazepine detox followed by individual and group therapy sessions to address the psychological effects of Librium. You will also have the chance to forge new, healthier relationships with yourself and others in rehab, which will help prevent relapse.

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Klonopin rehab

This programme integrates medical benzodiazepine detox with therapy, mindfulness techniques, family therapy and stress management. You will learn to replace klonopin with positive coping mechanisms to help you maintain sobriety after leaving rehab.  If you would like to learn more, click the button below.

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Mogadon rehab

Mogadon rehab provides various therapies that address the underlying causes of dependency to work through them individually. It will help to break your reliance on Mogadon and provide new relaxation techniques which you can use to prevent relapse and maintain balance.

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Temazepam rehab

This strategy combines medical detox with life skills coaching and therapy. By focusing on disrupted skills due to temazepam misuse, you will be empowered to regain control and confidence in your day-to-day life. If you would like to learn more, click the button below.

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Do you need benzodiazepine rehab?

If you are unsure whether benzodiazepine rehab is right for you, answer these questions honestly:

  • Do you use benzodiazepines more often than you intend to?
  • Have you tried and failed to cut back on your benzodiazepine usage?
  • Do you experience benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms when you try to stop using?
  • Do you need higher doses of benzodiazepines to achieve the same effects as before?
  • Have you neglected responsibilities at work, school or home due to benzodiazepines?
  • Has your benzodiazepine use caused problems in your relationships?
  • Do you continue to use benzodiazepines despite knowing the harm they are causing you?

If you find yourself answering ‘yes’ to these questions, benzodiazepine rehab can help you get your life back.

Outpatient vs inpatient benzodiazepine rehab

Outpatient and inpatient benzodiazepine rehab both have their merits. In outpatient rehab, you attend therapy sessions during the day and return home in the evening. This offers flexibility, but it is generally less successful because you are still exposed to benzodiazepines and the issues in your life that cause drug use.

Inpatient benzodiazepine rehab, on the other hand, requires you to stay at a residential centre like Oasis Runcorn. While you may be worried about the time you will have to commit, there are several advantages to inpatient rehab:

  • Structured living: Inpatient benzodiazepine rehab gives you a daily routine filled with therapies, counselling and even recreational activities. This structure will keep you busy and help shift your focus away from benzodiazepines.
  • Around-the-clock medical support: Detoxing from benzodiazepines can be a challenging and potentially serious process. With inpatient benzodiazepine rehab, you will have a medical team on hand 24/7 to ensure your safety during the detox process.
  • Community support: You’re not alone in this. You will be sharing the experience with others who understand what you are going through, providing a supportive and empathetic community.
  • Limited access to substances: At an inpatient rehab centre, access to benzodiazepines is completely controlled. This will make it easier for you to focus on your recovery without unnecessary temptations.

Benzodiazepine detox

The first step in the rehab journey is benzodiazepine detox, a process to purge the drug from your system, break the physical dependence that has developed due to chronic use and allow your body to start healing. Detox from benzodiazepines should always be undertaken under medical supervision, as withdrawal can be severe and potentially life-threatening. At Oasis Runcorn, we provide inpatient benzodiazepine detox, with our medical team monitoring you closely to help you manage benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms and prepare for the next stages of rehab.

While everyone’s experience may vary, common symptoms and signs of benzodiazepine withdrawal:

  • Physical benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms: These may include muscle aches, tremors, restlessness, rapid heartbeat and even seizures in severe cases.
  • Psychological benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms: Anxiety, panic attacks, confusion and hallucinations may also surface as part of benzodiazepine withdrawal.
  • Sleep disturbances: Insomnia or nightmares are common as the body adjusts to the absence of benzodiazepines.
  • Other benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms: Mood swings, concentration problems, and memory issues can also emerge during withdrawal.

How long does benzodiazepine withdrawal take?

The duration and severity of withdrawals from benzodiazepines are different for everyone and depend on the type of benzos you have been using, for how long you have been using it and in what doses.

However, a general timeline is as follows:

24-72 hours…

Initial symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal, including anxiety and restlessness, begin to surface within a day or so after you stop taking benzodiazepines.

1-2 weeks…

This is known as acute benzodiazepine withdrawal when symptoms typically peak. These benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms may include physical symptoms like tremors, rapid heartbeat, seizures and psychological symptoms like hallucinations and severe anxiety.

2-4 weeks…

Now, benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms decrease slowly, but psychological symptoms may persist.

Beyond a month…

Most physical withdrawal symptoms should have subsided, but psychological withdrawals from benzodiazepines can linger for weeks to months. This phase is often known as ‘post-acute withdrawal syndrome’ (PAWS) and requires ongoing medical support.

It is important to remember that while detox can be challenging and uncomfortable, with professional benzodiazepine withdrawal management, you will be kept safe and comfortable throughout the process.

Benzodiazepine rehab therapy

Beyond detox, successful benzodiazepine rehab encompasses a range of therapies designed to help you understand the causes and triggers of a prescription drug addiction to benzodiazepines. These therapies provide new insights, encourage personal growth and will help you to form new ways of coping with your unique life challenges without turning to benzos.

Here are just some of the types of therapy that we incorporate into our comprehensive benzodiazepine rehab programme at Oasis Runcorn:

  • Group therapy: Sharing experiences, challenges and victories with others who are also on the journey to recovery can be an invaluable source of support during benzodiazepine rehab.
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT): DBT combines CBT techniques with mindfulness-based strategies to manage stress and emotions and improve relationships.
  • Family therapy: Benzo abuse and addiction affect not just individuals but also their families. Family therapy aims to repair and improve these relationships.
  • Holistic therapies: Techniques like yoga, meditation and art therapy can help manage stress, provide a new way to express your feelings and promote overall well-being.

Start benzodiazepine rehab today

Oasis Runcorn offers a comprehensive inpatient benzodiazepine rehab programme. Our dedicated team of professionals will be with you every step of the journey, from the first stages of benzodiazepine all the way through aftercare. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness; it’s a testament to your strength and determination to reclaim your life from the grip of benzodiazepine addiction. Contact Oasis Runcorn today and begin your journey towards healing.

Frequently asked questions

How long does benzodiazepine rehab take?
The length of benzodiazepine rehab isn’t the same for everyone. It depends on things like how severe your dependency is, what type of benzodiazepine you have been using and your personal health. Oasis Runcorn’s benzodiazepine rehab programmes last from two weeks to twelve weeks to help as many people as possible and fit as many schedules as possible. However, the most important thing is to take the time you need to get better, not rush the process.
How can you prevent benzodiazepine relapse?
Preventing a benzodiazepine relapse can be challenging, but taking certain steps can help. Staying committed to aftercare following rehab is vital. At Oasis Runcorn, we provide all our clients with a year of free aftercare. Avoiding triggers, maintaining self-care through a balanced diet, exercise, and sufficient sleep are essential. Building a support system with friends, family, and fellow rehab attendees can significantly impact challenging recovery moments.