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Jorge discovered benzodiazepines during his college days before a big exam. His anxiety was at an all-time high, and a friend offered benzos, claiming they would help him. It had been almost a decade since then. They worked so well that he couldn’t remember the last time he felt anxiety. 

Then he met his girlfriend, who wanted to end their relationship when she discovered he had relied on benzos. Jorge promised to stop using them and begged her to give him another chance. She agreed but told him he had to stop using. He tried, wanting to make the relationship work. But the pull of benzos' weight on him was enough for him to return to use. When she found out, she urged him to seek treatment, but he wondered if she would still like him when he wasn’t using. He had been using benzos their entire relationship. How could he be sure that treatment was the right call?

Just like Jorge, you may have questions or hesitations when it comes to seeking treatment. In 2020, 14 out of 41 people surveyed in Columbus, OH, used benzos in some form. At SUN Behavioral Health Columbus, we want to answer any questions you have regarding your treatment at our facility. To do this, we offer no-cost care assessments where you can meet with a representative to assess your needs and answer your questions. In the meantime, here is what benzo addiction treatment looks like at SUN Behavioral Health Columbus. 

Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Options at SUN Columbus

They say, “The first step is always the hardest” when it comes to treating drug addiction. They are right. Many people don’t know where to begin regarding their benzodiazepine use disorder. For them, they may be in a place where they have reached rock bottom, and they want to do something about it. Benzodiazepines seem to have this weight over them that they can’t shake off. Treatment comes in to assist in making that first step doable. At SUN Behavioral Columbus, we make this process easier from beginning to end by having an onsite pharmacy that will handle your medications even after you have completed your treatment with us. You won’t have to worry about transferring your prescriptions elsewhere and starting over. We also accept Medicaid, Medicare, and private and commercial insurance, ensuring you won’t have to worry about having to pay out of pocket just for treatment. 

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms and Detox

When you have decided to stop using benzodiazepines, your body will go through the natural withdrawal process, bringing with it a variety of withdrawal symptoms. This process is not usually life-threatening but is highly uncomfortable and can have complications. You should consult a medical professional when you have decided to start your recovery process. At SUN Behavioral Health Columbus, we can help keep you comfortable during your withdrawal period while giving you the skills and techniques necessary to prevent a return to use. Some of the symptoms that you might experience when you are going through benzodiazepine withdrawal include:

  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of appetite
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Intense cravings
  • Nightmares
  • Restlessness
  • Tingling in the hands and feet

Partial Hospitalization Services at SUN Columbus

Partial hospitalization (PHP) prevents the need for full hospitalization. It is best for those transitioning from inpatient care or those not requiring an inpatient program. People in this care level will be at the facility 5 days a week for several hours. They will be able to go back to their homes at the end of each day. During your days at the facility, you will work through several therapies, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), wellness recovery action plan (WRAP), and other coping skills training. You will also be able to meet with our psychiatrists, who will provide you with medication oversight management. During CBT, you will learn skills and techniques that will allow you to recognize, manage, and change thought patterns. WRAP provides wellness techniques for preventing a return to use and promotes overall health. 

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Intensive Outpatient Services at SUN Columbus

A step down from PHP is the intensive outpatient program (IOP). This level of care works well for those working or needing more freedom in their treatment. They also might still need regular support and structure not offered in a traditional outpatient care setting. At SUN Behavioral Health Columbus, IOP patients will come to our facility 3 days a week for often shorter periods than in PHP. You will continue your work through CBT and WRAP while also participating in a daily process group that will allow you to work through current concerns. 

Benzodiazepine Treatment Expectations at SUN Columbus

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What Is Benzodiazepine Use Disorder?

When prescribed by doctors, benzodiazepines relieve symptoms of anxiety and muscle aches. However, they can be misused, which can lead to benzodiazepine dependence. Those who misuse benzodiazepine will take more than a doctor prescribed or take someone’s prescription. It is often taken in pill form or crushed and snorted to receive a high. When combined with other substances, it can create enhanced feelings of euphoria. Those with a benzodiazepine use disorder often have difficulty stopping their use. The use of benzos might also develop feelings of forgetfulness, slow breathing, and a loss of motor coordination.

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Benzo Use Disorder Causes

Genetics often play a small role in benzo use disorder, but just because your uncle had a benzo use disorder doesn’t mean you or your uncle’s children will develop one simply from genes. There are several other reasons that someone will develop a benzo addiction. One way is through peer pressure, both verbal and observational. While most people think about “just say no” when it comes to peer pressure, it is possible to experience peer pressure without anyone offering benzos to you. If the friends or family around you are using benzos, then there is a chance that you are experiencing peer pressure from them. You might start using benzodiazepines just because everyone else is using them. When used as prescribed by a physician, benzodiazepines can help manage trauma, stress, depression, and anxiety. Being exposed to benzodiazepines when you are young can also result in the development of a benzodiazepine use disorder, as you are more likely to use them for more extended and more frequent amounts of time. 

Do You Need a Treatment Program for Benzo Addiction in Columbus, OH?

Think of a time when you last asked for help with something. It could be anything, such as a homework assignment you didn’t understand or an overdue bill that needs to be paid. More than likely, you didn’t want to ask for help. You felt like it would be best if you tried to do it yourself. The same feeling can hold with benzodiazepine use disorder. There is a chance that you have tried to stop using it before. However, the intense cravings pulled you right back in. The feelings you feel when this happens can signal that you need help and that treatment is right for you. There are other signs you can be aware of when it comes to knowing if you need help. These can include lying or stealing from those you love to support your use. You might also be taking more than your doctor prescribed or going to multiple doctors to get benzodiazepines. 

Our treatment center has the expert staff and treatment options you need to leave your addiction to benzodiazepines behind as you move towards a healthier, happier life.

FAQs About Benzodiazepine Treatment Programs

What medication is used for benzodiazepine cravings?

Flumazenil is a medication used for benzodiazepine cravings. 

How do you treat benzodiazepine addiction?

Benzodiazepine use disorder is treated by tapering off benzodiazepines, therapy, and medications. 

What is the success rate of benzodiazepine addiction recovery?

The success rate of benzodiazepine addiction recovery is around 70-80%.

Get Help with Recovery from Benzodiazepine Use Disorder Today at SUN Behavioral Health!

The desire to get treatment sometimes happens at the most inconvenient time. Frequently, it comes when offices are closed or busy. Your mind has changed by the time your appointment comes or even before you can schedule one. SUN Behavioral Health Columbus offers 24/7 crisis care to help you start your treatment when desired. Located in Columbus, OH, we want to help you solve your unmet needs. For more information on benzodiazepine treatment or if you are ready to start today, call us at 614-706-2786.


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