Have you been using benzos? Does it seem very difficult for you to get through even a few hours without them? Do you have a prescription for this drug, but use more than your prescription says to? These are just some signs of benzo addiction. If this is the case for you, we don’t want you to feel like you are alone. There are others who struggle with this type of addiction, as well. Millions of people have turned their lives around with the help of benzo addiction treatment programs. You could do this, too. Make the phone call today to start receiving help in overcoming a benzo addiction.
Common Side Effects of Benzo Abuse
There are many ways that benzos negatively affect the body. Learning about the common side effects of benzo abuse can help you to determine whether someone in your life is abusing this type of drug. Some of these side effects include:
- Being more irritable and hostile than normal
- Having disturbing dreams
- Slurring their speech
- Having blurry vision
- Becoming dizzy when standing up or moving around
- Experiencing drowsiness when they shouldn’t be tired
- Memory loss
If you notice these signs in someone you care about, you may want to talk to them about possible drug abuse. If they are willing to get into a treatment program, have them contact our team here at Harmony Oaks Recovery Center.
If you are the one who is abusing benzos, we want you to reach out to us, as well. Our team is here to support and help people in overcoming any addiction.
Benzo Withdrawal Symptoms
Many people who have a benzo addiction will experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop using the drug even for a short time. Some people have these symptoms that start within hours after their last dose and others may have withdrawal symptoms starting days after their last use. Some of the common benzo withdrawal symptoms include:
- Sensory issues such as a feeling of crawling under the skin
- Increased anxiety and paranoia
- Moderate to severe headaches
- Hypersensitivity to lights and touch
- Muscles aches and spasms
- Increased heart rate
- Appetite loss
- Suicidal thoughts
- Delirium tremens
As you can tell, some of these withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe. It is crucial that you or the person who has the benzo addiction get treatment as soon as possible. There are benzo addiction detox centers that can help a person to get through these symptoms a little easier. Not only that, but receiving professional guidance and treatment during the withdrawal process can keep you safer than trying to do it on your own.
Get Into a Benzo Addiction Treatment Program Today
Benzo addiction can tear apart a person’s life. Some people believe that because this drug is often prescribed to treat pain that it can’t turn into a severe addiction. The truth is that many people overdose on this type of drug and it can negatively impact every area in their life.
Contact us today to get into a benzo addiction treatment program.
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