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Benzodiazapine Addiction Treatment & Rehab

Addiction to benzodiazepines is among one of the most difficult addictions to overcome because the substance has a long half-life, meaning it stays in the human body for a long period of time. The medication is also used to treat depression and anxiety whose symptoms can increase during detox along with a heightened risk of seizure. Benzodiazepine addiction treatment is necessary for those who suffer from benzodiazepine use disorder or benzodiazepine misuse.

For these reasons, it’s very important to choose an addiction detox and rehab facility that is comfortable and welcoming. Addiction centers and treatment facilities, such as Magnified Health Systems, can provide the necessary support and resources for recovery. Attempting to quit cold turkey could result in dangerous withdrawal symptoms.

Whether you’re struggling with a substance use disorder related to Klonopin, Valium, Xanax, or another benzodiazepine, you need to know that your dependence can be treated and cured with time and hard work in rehabilitation. The treatment process can be challenging, but the results are well worth it.

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Benzodiazepine Treatment & Rehab Process

There are many different treatment options for Benzodiazepines, but the best choice for you may depend on what’s available in your area or what you can afford. Let’s explore the options available around the world.

Medical Detox

Overcoming an addiction to Benzodiazepine drugs is a difficult task that begins with careful medical supervision. The first step is to cleanse the body of the substance in a process called detoxification. Upon completing detox, inpatient and outpatient treatments and mental health counseling offer a chance for a complete recovery.

Inpatient Treatment

The most effective benzodiazepine treatment is inpatient. This kind of treatment provides you with 24/7 support and care as you detox and learn to live without them. In the United States, there are many addiction centers and rehab centers that offer inpatient treatment for benzodiazepine addiction.

If money is an issue, you may be able to find state-sponsored rehabilitation in your area. You can also search online for free or sliding-scale (partial payment) rehab centers.

The good news is that substance abuse treatment is effective. Detoxing is tough, but as long as you’re motivated to get clean and regain control of your life, the results are worth it.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is suitable for those who prefer to remain at home while receiving therapy for their substance use disorder. This option offers structure with more flexibility than inpatient treatment, allowing patients to continue their employment or family responsibilities. Outpatient rehab programs can be particularly helpful for individuals struggling to overcome their benzodiazepine use disorder outside of a supportive home environment.


Teletherapy enables patients to receive treatment remotely via video conferencing technology. This option is ideal for those with limited access to clinics, hospitals, or rehab centers due to location, illness, or injury. Patients participating in teletherapy need a computer with internet access and a webcam for their sessions.

The Rehab Process For Benzodiazepine Addiction

The treatment process for benzodiazepine addiction generally involves one or more of the following:

  • Benzo detox (benzo withdrawal)
  • Inpatient rehab
  • Outpatient rehab
  • Individual and group therapy sessions
  • Family therapy sessions
  • Emotional regulation
  • Lifestyle changes

The duration of inpatient rehab and treatment for benzodiazepine addiction varies based on the severity of the addiction, typically lasting between 28 and 90 days.

In-patient rehab and treatment regimens for Benzodiazepines typically last from 28 to 90 days, depending on the patient’s severity of the addiction.

Get Help For Benzodiazepine Addiction At An Inpatient Rehab Center

At Magnified Health, we understand that benzo addiction can be just as serious as any other drug addiction. We provide a safe, supportive environment at our inpatient rehab centers to help you or your loved one work through the physical and emotional aspects of benzodiazepine dependence. With individualized care plans and evidence-based treatments, our experienced team of addiction experts will help you take the first step to recovery. We offer benzo detox, therapy, and aftercare services tailored to your specific needs. Additionally, we provide access to medication-assisted treatments (MATs) when appropriate. Our compassionate and knowledgeable staff are dedicated to helping you begin the journey towards lasting sobriety.

Seeking help for yourself or a loved one suffering from a Benzodiazepine addiction can make a long-lasting difference in your sobriety. Magnified Health Systems has licensed treatment providers standing by to help if you are addicted to any commonly prescribed medications or mental health disorders. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and our admissions coordinators are standing by 24/7 to help. Start our admissions process or verify your insurance coverage to receive help for addiction immediately.


Frequently Asked Questions

How Long is Benzodiazepine Rehab?

Benzo rehab lasts longer than rehab for other drug addictions because of the high risk of siezure during detox and likelihood of protracted withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepine rehab on average can last from 30-90 days which is split between detox, inpatient rehab and partial hospitalization.

Is it hard to get off Benzos?

The longer you take benzodiazepines, the more likely it is that you will find it difficult to stop and the greater your risk of withdrawal symptoms. Short-acting benzodiazepines can be especially difficult to come off if you have taken them for a prolonged period of time.  If you have been taking a benzo for more than four weeks you should always talk to your doctor or healthcare professional before stopping. They can advise on the best way to reduce and stop benzodiazepine medication safely, as well as offering support if needed.
Benzo withdrawal symptoms can include sweating, palpitations, tremor, confusion and insomnia. In rare cases, seizures may occur. If you experience any of these symptoms when stopping benzos, contact your doctor or healthcare professional immediately. It is important to remember that you should never stop taking benzodiazepines suddenly without medical advice as it could be dangerous.  Gradual tapering under a doctor's supervision is the safest way to come off the medication.

What are the risks of mixing Benzodiazepines with other substances?

Mixing benzodiazepines with other substances, such as alcohol, cocaine, opioids, or other sedatives, can lead to dangerous side effects. These risks include respiratory depression, extreme drowsiness, loss of consciousness, and even fatal overdose.

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Dr. Bickley graduated from U.C. Irvine with honors: Phi Beta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, Cum Laude. He has been featured on national radio and print media. He is also a frequent lecturer at National Conferences. He holds an A.S. degree in Drug & Alcohol Studies, and two B.A. degrees in Criminology & Psychology, and masters and doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. He is a licensed California Drug & Alcohol Counselor Level II, a licensed Clinical Supervisor and is certified in treating Eating Disorders.

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