BENZODIAZEPINE DETOX / CESSATION PROGRAM
New Beginnings Recovery Center (NBRC) provides detoxification from benzodiazepines on an outpatient basis. Discontinuing benzodiazepine use without medical supervision can produce seizures and convulsions, which can be life threatening and just plain miserable. Withdrawal from benzodiazepine use and abuse can be extremely uncomfortable and downright dangerous if not properly managed.
Previously, benzodiazepine detoxification was typically performed in a hospital setting. We regularly detox patients without a confining and costly hospital stay. Many people unwittingly have become dependent on benzodiazepine prescription medications prescribed by seemingly well intentioned doctors. Some have become dependent after using Xanax® acquired on the street. Whatever your case may be, benzodiazepine dependency can be a harrowing experience and coming off them a lengthy and painful ordeal if not managed by experienced medical professionals.
We have various methods of helping people get off of benzodiazepines. Patients are assessed and on of our various benzodiazepine treatment protocols are chosen. In some cases NBRC utilizes the Heather Ashton Method for benzodiazepine detoxification. We have found this method to be the safest and most comfortable option for withdrawal.
Possibly you have been diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder. Possibly your doctor has added additional medications trying to address your condition. Maybe the problem is that you have become dependent on a benzodiazepine and you have just simply been feeling awful. You could have acquired a tolerance and gradually started feeling worse as time went on. In other words you may have lapsed into a chronic state of withdrawal. This condition is called tolerance withdrawal. We have found that many folks have become so used to living in this state, that they don't even realize how their quality of life has been compromised.
NBRC offers all patients an optional psychiatric evaluation that is included in the price of basic program. Identifying underlying co-occurring disorders may have a powerful impact on the overall treatment.
If you are suffering with any withdrawal symptoms and it has has a profound negative effect on you life - we can help. Whatever the case may be, we are experts at managing complex multi-drug withdrawal detox cycles. Whatever your situation is....there is hope.
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How the program works:
A preliminary assessment by telephone or in person is conducted and the patient is evaluated to determine if they are eligible for the outpatient program. The various treatment options, length of treatment, and the fee structure are all discussed. We take into consideration a patient's complete history including length of usage, quantities used, past abuse if applicable, physical aspects and general health when preparing the medication protocol. The treatment plan is highly individualized and great care is take to determine the appropriate treatment path. We welcome the family to be a part of this process and we take whatever time is necessary address any concerns the patient and family may have.
Pre-Procedure Medical Evaluation
The detoxification / cessation process begins with a complete medical history and physical examination. This may include a laboratory analysis and urine toxicology screen.
A medication protocol is written that is based on the result of the initial interview and assessment. This protocol outlines the taper schedule to be followed during treatment. We can never know in advance exactly how long this detoxification process will be. Our clinicians remain a part of the multi-disciplinary team that cares for the patient throughout detoxification.
The Taper Phase is the process of slowly reducing (tapering) the benzodiazepine over time. Additional medications may be prescribed to address any symptoms that may occur as a result of this tapering.
NOTE: Benzodiazepine detoxification can be difficult and in some cases impossible when attempting to accomplish the detox in a short period of time. If you have been on benzodiazepines for any significant length of time, then the detox could take longer. Longer usage produces tolerance to the drug. Continued use and tolerance can result in dependency.
Patience will be the key to getting completely free from this dependency. The goal of treatment is to taper at a pace that does not compromise safety and comfort and ultimately become free of the drug. You will have daily access to staff by telephone and email throughout your detox.
OUT-PATIENT COUNSELING THERAPY
All patients have the option to attend an individual and group Out-Patient counseling program while in detox. Therapy is provided by a team of experienced professionals.
Criteria for acceptance into the Program:
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Optional Outpatient Counseling Therapy Program
Although support counseling is included in the cost of the detox, patients have the option to attend an optional outpatient counseling program while in detox run by a team of experienced licensed Certified Addiction Professionals. We offer several group therapy options that will fit any schedule.
Psychiatric Evaluation Included
NBRC offers a variety of Psychiatric Services from Evaluation and Follow Up Treatment. Psychiatric Services are utilized to treat patients with Dual Diagnosis Disorder, or Co-Occurring Disorder. Frequently mental health disorders can lie underneath and in some cases fuel substance dependency. Some of the therapies utilized include Psychotherapy, Bio-Feedback Therapy, Hypnosis Therapy and Medication Management
All patients enrolled in our programs, have the option for a no cost Psychiatric Evaluation performed by a Board Certified Psychiatric staff member in addition to the basic services of each program. Ongoing Psychiatric Services are also an option for our patients.
So now those that have struggled with depression, anxiety or any other co-occurring disorder, have the opportunity to get the substance dependency and the underlying psychiatric issues treated concurrently.
The Benzodiazepine class of drugs:
Xanax® (Alprazolam) is a prescription tranquilizer which depresses the nervous system in a way similar to alcohol. Xanax® has found its way from pharmacies to drug dealers, and is being abused by young, healthy people who want to get high. These club-hopping, twenty-something, casual "Xannie poppers" are using the drug in combination with other stimulants, from alcohol to cocaine.
Valium® (Diazepam) is a benzodiazepine with properties of being a sedative, hypnotic, anxiolytic, anticonvulsant, amnestic and muscle relaxant drug. Valium® is generally used to treat short term moderate to severe anxiety or insomnia. The drug has been shown to lead to the development of tolerance, physiological and psychological dependency when used for long periods.
Klonopin® (Clonazepam) is sometimes used recreationally, when used for this function they are often referred to by the slang term "clammies", or "Klonnies" most commonly as a secondary drug to increase the pleasure resulting from a primary drug, or possibly to lessen or prevent some of the primary drug's negative side effects.
Although Rohypnol® (Flunitrazepam) has become widely known in USA for its use as a date-rape drug, it is used more frequently as a recreational drug. It is used by high school and college students, rave party attendees, and heroin and cocaine users (who call a dose of flunitrazepam a "roofie") for recreational purposes. Long-term use of flunitrazepam can result in psychological and physical dependence and the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the drug is discontinued.
Other benzodiazepines are:
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