Las Vegas Benzodiazepine Detox
Overcoming a benzodiazepine addiction is not easy, but it is possible. This is especially true when you have the correct care and support. Fortunately, our medical and social detox programs at The Nestled Recovery Center can provide whatever level of care and support you need.
Everyone has a different experience with detox and recovery, and we want to make yours as comfortable as possible.
Call us at (702) 299-6406 today to get started.
Tables of Contents
- Why Do I Need Benzodiazepine Detox?
- What Will Happen When I Stop Taking Benzos?
- How Long Do Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
- What Comes After Detox?
- Why Choose Us?
What Is Benzodiazepine Detox?
You may need a benzodiazepine detox if you have a benzodiazepine dependency. When you have a benzodiazepine dependency, your body relies on the drug, and you may need help to cleanse your system without unpleasant side effects. Benzodiazepine helps you feel calm and relaxed, so your body may be unable to create these feelings on its own when you become physically dependent on the drug.
As such, you may need medical intervention to calm down, relax, and sleep. Therapy and social support can also help with feelings of stress, anxiety, or restlessness.
What Happens If You Stop Taking Benzos Cold Turkey?
When you stop taking benzos, you may experience withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal can be severe, so medical detox programs help you cope with the symptoms. In some cases, you will switch to smaller doses of longer-lasting medications while you are in detox and rehab for benzos, and in others, your provider will prescribe other medications to help you cope with symptoms.
Symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal:
- Sleep disturbance
- Increased tension and anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Hand tremors
- Difficulty in concentration
- Nausea and dry heaving
- Weight loss
- Heart palpitations
- Muscular pain
- Changes in perception
In severe cases, benzo withdrawal may even include seizures and psychotic reactions. As such, you should never quit taking benzos “cold turkey,” or all at once.
Our team at The Nestled Recovery Center will supervise you during detox in withdrawal and help you avoid and alleviate many of the symptoms discussed in this section.
How Long Do Withdrawal Symptoms Last?
How long your withdrawal symptoms last will depend on several factors, including the type of drug you were using, how often and in what doses you used it, and your medical history. Typically, withdrawal symptoms begin within 6 to 12 hours of your first dose and last for 1 to 4 days. Acute withdrawal symptoms generally peak at around 2 weeks from the time of your last dose and begin to subside thereafter. Some patients report symptoms lasting months or years.
Still, detoxing safely and effectively can help you manage symptoms and minimize the amount of time you spend in withdrawal. If you have underlying conditions influencing your addiction, we are also able to handle dual diagnoses.
What Comes After Detox?
Detox is the first step in recovery, but it certainly isn’t the last. While you are in detox, you might try some treatments and therapies, and you can continue healing in a residential program or an outpatient care program, depending on your needs.
When you choose to detox at The Nestled Recovery Center, you can transition from detox to inpatient care at our upscale-boutique facility.
Why Go To Detox For Benzos?
The Nestled Recovery Center is an oasis destination for addiction recovery and detox in Las Vegas. We take a holistic approach to care and address all 8 dimensions of health and wellness. With only 10 beds, we are also able to offer a truly individualized approach to therapy and offer all our residents 24/7 access to nursing staff.
If you’re ready to focus on your social, emotional, mental, spiritual, occupational, financial, environmental, and physical health, call us at (702) 299-6406 and begin discussing detox today. You can also get started by contacting us online.