Are You Addicted to Benzodiazepines?

Published On: June 12, 20182 min read407 wordsCategories: Addiction Treatment And Rehab

Benzodiazepines are drugs used to treat anxiety and depression. Most often, they’re used for anxiety. If you feel like you may be addicted to these drugs, consider the following list of withdrawal symptoms. This information might be able to help you determine if you need help from our substance abuse treatment centers in Charlotte NC.

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Visual disturbances
  • Violence and aggression
  • Tremor
  • Tinnitus
  • Taste and smell disturbances
  • Tachycardia
  • Suicidal ideation or suicide
  • Stiffness
  • Restless legs syndrome
  • REM sleep rebound
  • Rapid discontinuation may result in a more serious syndrome
  • Psychosis
  • Postural hypotension
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Photophobia
  • Perspiration
  • Paranoia
  • Paraesthesia
  • Organic brain syndrome
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Nightmares
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome-like event (rare)
  • Muscular spasms, cramps, discomfort, or fasciculations
  • Mood swings
  • Mild to moderate Aphasia
  • Mania
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Insomnia
  • Increased urinary frequency
  • Increased sensitivity to touch
  • Impaired memory and concentration
  • Hypochondriasis
  • Hypnagogic hallucinations
  • Hyperthermia
  • Hypertension
  • Hyperosmia
  • Hot and cold spells
  • Hearing disturbance
  • Headache
  • Gastrointestinal disturbance (including nausea, diarrhea, vomiting)
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Elevation in blood pressure
  • Dysphoria
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Dilated pupils
  • Derealisation (feelings of unreality)
  • Depression (can be severe), possible suicidal ideation
  • Depersonalization
  • Delirium tremens
  • Convulsions, which may result in death
  • Confusion
  • Coma (rare)
  • Chest pain
  • Catatonia, which may result in death
  • Blurred vision
  • Akathisia
  • Agitation and Anxiety, possible terror and panic attacks

Seeing how prevalent both anxiety and depression are within both men and women of all ages, it’s no wonder we have such problems with substance abuse. If you or someone you love need help with mental health problems and/or substance abuse, contact Freedom Detox.

We hope this information helps you if you’re struggling with an addiction. Your actions are different when abusing drugs or alcohol. To ensure your safety from injury, illness, or other issues substance abuse causes, seek help at Freedom Detox. Our substance abuse treatment centers in Charlotte NC are here to help you get back on track.

Substance Abuse Treatment Centers Charlotte NC

If you’re suffering from an addiction and need help, consider contacting our substance abuse treatment centers in Charlotte NC. Addiction isn’t something that can be beaten easily. Often it requires extensive rehab and support. Freedom Detox is here to offer both to you when you’re ready. Addiction can leave you feeling sad, lonely, and angry. You are not alone. Freedom Detox is here to help you get back on track to a happier, healthy, drug-free life. Contact us to learn more.

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