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Learn More About Benzos Abuse Recovery at White Deer Run Treatment Network
Benzodiazepines, commonly known as benzos, are a class of drugs generally used to treat anxiety. Including medications such as Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax, benzos treat anxiety by acting as depressants, which means they reduce the activity of the central nervous system. When used recreationally, these drugs can produce feelings of relaxation and pleasure. This pleasurable high can be addicting for those who abuse benzos, and, unfortunately, benzodiazepine abuse has the potential to rob a person of his or her livelihood and cause immense and widespread disruption in a person’s life.
At the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania, we understand the unique struggles of those who are wrestling with a benzodiazepine use disorder and co-occurring mental health issues, and so we have designed specialized treatments to allow those in our care to overcome the cycle of addiction and begin to walk the path of long-term recovery.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment for Benzos Abuse
Watching a loved one struggle with benzodiazepine abuse can be an intensely painful experience. You no doubt want to help your loved one overcome his or her addiction, but you may feel desperate, discouraged, or defeated. While it may seem as though there is little you can do to help, there are some steps you can take to encourage your loved one’s recovery, such as:
- Research benzodiazepines and investigate the specific benzo that your loved one uses. Learn to recognize the signs and symptoms of intoxication and overdose, and develop a safety plan with your loved one in case he or she overdoses. Also, speak with treatment professionals about additional steps you can take to help your loved one.
- Look into treatment options. Make a list of rehab centers that may be a good fit for your loved one, and speak with staff members at each treatment center to gain information about their treatment options.
- Maintain an open and honest line of communication. While it may be difficult, try your best to be patient and nonjudgmental. Your loved one may resist your attempts to openly communicate, but keep in mind that he or she is likely struggling immensely and can benefit from your help.
- If your loved one decides to enter into a rehab center, help him or her manage logistical issues. Offer to set up appointments with treatment center staff, and make yourself available to accompany your loved one to those appointments. While your loved one is in rehab, seek out regular progress updates, and support your loved one throughout his or her entire time in treatment.
- Do not forget to take care of yourself. It can be easy to focus solely on your loved one, but it is extremely important to continue addressing your own needs. Spend time on your hobbies, meet with and seek support from friends, and invest time in other activities that rejuvenate you.
Why Consider Rehab at the White Deer Run Treatment Network in Pennsylvania
Benzodiazepine use disorders can have catastrophic effects on those who suffer from them. If left untreated, they can result in relational difficulties, divorce, loss of child custody, and social isolation. Poor job performance, potentially resulting in job loss and financial strain, and legal troubles are possible occurrences that can result from benzodiazepine abuse. Furthermore, organ damage, injuries sustained while intoxicated, and even death from overdose can become a reality for people who battle this type of substance abuse problem. Fortunately, however, many of these negative effects can be avoided by receiving prompt, effective treatment at a comprehensive drug rehab center.
Types of Treatment Offered for Benzos Abuse at the White Deer Run Treatment Network
The White Deer Run Treatment Network is composed of 16 treatment centers throughout the state of Pennsylvania that provide comprehensive care for people who are struggling with substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health issues. We offer a full spectrum of care that includes medically-monitored detoxification, residential rehabilitation, partial hospitalization programs, intensive outpatient programs, traditional outpatient programs, and halfway houses. These programs are staffed by teams of dedicated and compassionate professionals, including physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses (RNs), licensed practical nurses (LPNs), counselors, therapists, technicians, and other specialists.
Each of our rehab centers specializes in providing a certain set of services that may include those described below. The White Deer Run Treatment Network as a whole provides a number of interventions that may be included in a person’s individualized treatment plan depending upon each participant’s needs. These interventions may include the following:
Detoxification: Often the first step in a substance abuse treatment plan, detoxification is the process of ridding one’s body of substances of abuse. Medically-monitored detox at the addiction rehab centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network help the men and women of Pennsylvania withdraw safely from substances like benzos under the supervision of an experienced medical team who can monitor each participant’s progress and administer medications to help alleviate withdrawal symptoms. Many of our programs also support participants with counseling sessions during detox on an as-needed basis.
Individual therapy: Individual therapy is a key rehab method used at the centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network. During individual therapy, participants meet one-on-one with their primary counselor or therapist and discuss issues that have emerged during treatment. Individual therapy allows participants to engage in more in-depth processing than is often possible during interventions like group therapy. It also gives participants a chance to bring up issues that may not be appropriate for a group setting.
Group therapy: Group therapy sessions are an essential feature of rehab at the addiction treatment centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network. Ranging from process groups to topic-focused groups, this intervention gives participants a chance to support and be supported by each other, to share common experiences, and to practice new skills in a safe environment. Group sessions may be led by clinical technicians, counselors, and therapists and cover a wide range of material based on group members’ needs.
Family therapy: Families can often be a powerful ally in a participant’s recovery process, but we also recognize that each person’s family and family relationships are unique. As such, our rehab centers provide family therapy sessions to our participants based on individual need and each participant’s wishes. Family therapy, which is led by a trained counselor or therapist, provides an opportunity for families to come together to discuss unhealthy relationship dynamics, codependence, and other issues that may be preventing family members from supporting each other. In addition, family therapy allows family members to process the effects of benzo abuse and how it has impacted the family as a whole.
At the addiction centers within the White Deer Run Treatment Network, we understand that lasting recovery is a long-term process, and we provide comprehensive continuing care options to give the men and women of Pennsylvania who comes to us the best possible chance for success. Our staff members work closely with each treatment participant to create a discharge plan that will maximize his or her ability to continue to build upon the progress he or she made during rehab. We understand that overcoming a benzodiazepine use disorder, especially if it is present alongside a co-occurring mental health disorder, can be an immense challenge. However, with the help of the White Deer Run Treatment Network family, it is possible to overcome the cycle of addiction, learn to manage the symptoms of a co-occurring mental health disorder, and take the first steps towards a brighter, substance-free life.