Benzo overdoses killed in 2015
Benzos, short for benzodiazepines, are a class of prescription drugs designed to alleviate anxiety and panic. They can also be used as anticonvulsants in people with epilepsy and other muscle and seizure disorders. Benzos include Klonopin, Xanax, and many other popular drugs. These drugs can be life-changing when prescribed and used correctly. But often, users rely too heavily on Benzos, creating a dangerous addiction. Benzo overdoses killed nearly 10,000 people in 2015, and the overall overdose death rate has been climbing for a decade. It doesn’t have to be this way. Our revolutionary West Palm Beach NAD/BR+ detox program gets people sober and helps them stay that way. We can help you chart a course to sobriety.
Here’s what you need to know about Benzo detox.
No prescription drug is totally safe. Benzodiazepine addiction steadily changes the brain and body. Over time, the body grows dependent on benzos. This means that it becomes convinced that it needs these drugs to survive. So when users attempt to stop using benzos, the body reacts violently, initiating a process called detox.
Most benzo addicts have a valid medical prescription. So using a drug your doctor prescribes doesn’t necessarily protect you from benzo addiction. Instead, a number of risk factors make it more likely that your body will become dependent on benzos, turning you into an addict. Those include:
Benzo addiction is more than just an annoyance. It can claim your life. People who become addicted to benzos often find that their anxiety and depression escalate out of control. Benzos also change the way your brain and body behave. Some of the potential risks of benzo addiction include:
This means that benzo addiction is about more than just stopping benzo use. You must work to restore your body to its previous state. Otherwise, the temptation to use benzos will remain irresistible. You can do it. But you need the right assistance to stay on track.
Because benzos change the way your brain behaves, quitting benzo use without help can be difficult, if not impossible. Over time, as your body becomes dependent on benzos, it begins behaving as if it needs benzos to function. In this regard, benzos are treated like food or water—vital for life, and something the body will do anything to get.
This is why it’s so hard to stop using benzos. Almost as soon as you quit, benzos begin leaving the body. This is a good thing—a necessary step toward sobriety. But while it happens, your body protests the departure and begins a process called withdrawal. Symptoms of withdrawal can be intense and are designed to convince you. You can neither function nor survive without benzos. You may feel depressed, anxious, or hopeless. You may suffer intense pain, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, or other medical symptoms.
The good news is that, under medical supervision, detox is not dangerous—only painful. It only lasts a few days. And once it’s done, you never have to do it again. If you can just get through the detox process, you’ll find that your journey to sobriety becomes much easier.
One of the reasons detox is so hard is that your brain and body chemistry change during the detox process. Regaining control over these changes can make it easier. That’s where our NAD/BR+ intravenous (IV) drips come in. NAD is a coenzyme that is vital to many reactions in your cells. Without it, your brain and body can’t function correctly.
The problem is that addiction is linked to low levels of NAD. During detox, NAD levels may dip even lower. Our NAD drips restore your brain to its healthy state, making detox easier and supporting your brain to recover from the process of addiction. That’s why we call our program brain restoration therapy plus (NAD/BR+). We offer both brain restoration and the support you need to get sober.
Restoring your brain can also address many of the underlying factors that led to your addiction, including anxiety, depression, and feelings of inadequacy. That’s because restoring NAD levels can help brain neurotransmitters work more effectively. These chemicals help your brain send and receive chemicals. So by keeping them in good working order, we help your brain work well, too. And you’ll need a brain in fighting shape to begin and complete the process of detox. We protect your brain so you can do the hard work of detox and recovery.
Benzo addiction is tough. You’re tougher. We can help you get and stay sober. Give us a call today, and start your journey to a better life!