Benzos or benzodiazepines are prescription drugs that are used for anxiety. The brand names for the drug include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Librium, and Ativan. Though they are commonly used for people suffering from anxiety, these medications are commonly abused. Benzos and alcohol is the most common form of abuse concerning benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, this is also a very dangerous combination. The treatment team at Springfield Wellness Center would like to help you address your addiction to benzos and alcohol. If you or a loved one is suffering, please contact us to get help.
Why Are Benzos And Alcohol Dangerous To Mix
Both benzos and alcohol are depressants to the central nervous system. This results in slowed breathing, which can be deadly. Some of the side effects of benzos include memory loss as well as confusion. This confusion can lead to you not remembering the last time you took benzodiazepine as well as how much you took. This overdose is simply due to a side effect of the medication.
Unfortunately, many people do mix these drugs and suffer extreme physical consequences as a result. If you are abusing benzos and alcohol, you should seek help immediately. Even if you’ve been doing it for a long time, your next encounter may be deadly.
Signs That You Are Abusing Benzodiazepines
There are some common signs you or someone you know is abusing benzodiazepines. Aside from the standard changes in behavior that accompany someone trying to keep their addiction to a substance secret, some other signs include:
- Disturbed sleep
- Slow pulse
- Slow blood pressure
- Slow breathing
- Lowered brain function
- Chronic exhaustion
- Memory problems
If you or a loved one experience one or more of these symptoms, then abuse of benzos is likely. Unfortunately, even under a doctor’s care, benzodiazepines are highly addictive. Once regular use has been established, you must withdraw from the substance only under a doctor’s strict supervision.
There have been reports that 95% of people who needed emergency room treatment for benzodiazepine abuse had mixed benzos and alcohol. Thus, you must monitor your use of this medication, and if issues arise, reach out for help immediately. Fortunately, facilities like Springfield Wellness Center are just a phone call away at 844.334.4727 and have the treatments and support needed.
Is Springfield Wellness Center Equipped To Help?
Springfield Wellness Center offers a comprehensive program to treat mental health issues as well as drug addiction issues. We are well equipped to treat your benzos and alcohol addiction. In addition to therapeutic services, we also often medical withdrawal treatment. Speaking with a professional will help determine if you need this combination. Be honest with your intake worker about your current use of benzos and alcohol. Getting the treatment you need is contingent upon your honesty. We will not know how to treat you effectively if we don’t have a clear picture of what your abuse entails.
Why Is Springfield Wellness Center Unique?
It is all in our name. Springfield Wellness Center focuses on your total wellness. While your recovery from drug or alcohol abuse or the combination of benzos and alcohol abuse is necessary, we want you to be well. We want you to be well in your mind, body, and spirit.
Abuse of benzos and alcohol is not the only drug combination we treat. Our facility is staffed with professional, credentialed individuals who will help you achieve your goal of recovery – no matter the addiction. Also, we treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases, as well. At Springfield Wellness Center, you will find the following treatment programming:
- Mental Health Treatment Programs
- Anxiety Treatment Program
- Depression Treatment Program
- PTSD Treatment Program
Contact our intake staff today at 844.334.4727 to discuss your treatment options.