Benzodiazepines, also called “benzos,” are a class of drugs commonly prescribed to treat anxiety, panic disorders, and insomnia. Though they are effective at treating these conditions when taken as prescribed, benzos are also highly addictive and can lead to a substance use disorder. The benzo treatment program at Calvary Healing Center is designed to help patients heal from addiction and reclaim their lives.
Working through the underlying causes of anxiety, panic, and insomnia is a key part of treatment. Patients can also learn healthy coping mechanisms to deal with these conditions in a way that does not involve drugs. Through therapy, group support, and other substance treatment modalities, patients can begin to build a foundation for lasting recovery.
Reach out to Calvary Healing Center at 888.492.5113 to learn more about our Phoenix, Arizona benzo treatment program and how we can help you heal.
Understanding Benzo Addiction
Often, benzo addiction starts with a legitimate prescription. Patients may start taking the drug as prescribed but then increase their dosage or frequency of use on their own. Benzos act on the central nervous system to produce a calming effect, which can be addictive.
As tolerance to the drug increases, patients may start taking more and more benzos to achieve the same effect. This can lead to harmful consequences, including impaired judgment, difficulty breathing, and overdose.
Benzo addiction can also occur when patients combine the drug with alcohol or other drugs. This can amplify the effects of the benzos and lead to serious side effects, including coma and death.
If you or someone you love is struggling with benzos, it’s important to seek professional help as soon as possible. Benzo withdrawal can be not just uncomfortable but dangerous.
The Approach to Benzo Treatment at Calvary Healing Center
Our evidence-based approach to treatment includes a focus on the whole person, not just the addiction. We understand that addiction is a symptom of larger underlying issues, and we work with patients to address those issues in therapy and counseling.
Some of the therapeutic approaches we offer in our benzo treatment program include:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy – This approach emphasizes changing negative thought patterns and behaviors to promote positive changes in mood and behavior.
- Dialectical behavior therapy – This approach teaches patients skills to cope with stress, regulate emotions, and communicate effectively.
- Family therapy – Talking with loved ones and a therapist can help heal the relationships that have been damaged by addiction and help family members support recovery.
- Group therapy – While opening up in group therapy can be daunting, it can also be incredibly helpful to hear the stories of others who are facing similar challenges.
- Art therapy – This expressive therapy can help patients explore emotions and process trauma.
- EMDR – This therapy can help patients heal from trauma and other stressors that may be underlying their addiction.
We offer both faith-based and non-faith-based tracks so patients can choose the approach that is right for them. From detox to residential treatment and all the way to outpatient care, we can provide support and guidance every step of the way.
If you or someone you love is struggling with benzo addiction, we encourage you to reach out to Calvary Healing Center to begin the journey to recovery.
Discover How to Overcome Benzo Addiction at Calvary Healing Center
Seeking treatment takes courage, but it is the first step on the road to recovery. At Calvary Healing Center, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment modalities to help patients heal from addiction and reclaim their lives.