Clinical benzodiazepine detox is a medically-supervised process that helps you safely withdrawal from the substance after discontinuing use. Common types of benzodiazepine detox include Xanax detox, Klonopin detox and Valium detox. If you are living with chronic benzodiazepine abuse, you should consider beginning substance abuse treatment with detox as part of a comprehensive treatment program.
Who Needs Benzodiazepine Detox?
Without medically-supervised benzodiazepine detox, you are at advanced risk of seizure during withdrawal. We always recommend that you complete detox in a medically monitored environment for your own safety and comfort.
Individualized Benzodiazepine Detox Program
Our benzodiazepine detox programs are completely customized to meet each client’s needs. We believe that the most effective detox treatment is one that is tailored to your individual circumstances. Our clinical and medical staff will prioritize your wellness by identifying your physical and mental needs and building a custom detox program to best suit you. This results in a safe, comfortable detox experience and increased completion rates for all of our clients.
Duration of Detox Program
The duration of your benzodiazepine detox program will vary based on a number of factors which include:
- How long you abused the drug
- When your physical dependence began
- The amount of the drug you ingested each day
- Any co-occurring medical disorders you have
- Any co-occurring mental disorders you have
- Prior trauma or drug-induced trauma you’ve experienced
After we have completed a physical evaluation, we can accurately determine how long you will need to be in detox.
The intensity and duration of benzodiazepine withdrawal will depend on your individual circumstances, drug abuse history, current health status and the extent of your dependence.
Benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium can cause withdrawal symptoms similar to that of alcohol. These may include nausea, increased breathing and heart rate, sweating, anxiety and insomnia.
The withdrawal timeline for benzodiazepine is different for every user. The following table is just a guideline, as most people have to taper down their benzodiazepine use over several weeks.
Medical Management of Symptoms
At Hill Country Detox, we combine medical taper protocols in conjunction with seizure prophylaxis medications to reduce this risk and allow you to safely and comfortably discontinue benzodiazepine use. Our nurses and doctors are trained to recognize and treat withdrawal symptoms of all addictive substances.
What to Expect
Individualized benzodiazepine detox programs at our facility are comprised of three main components:
- Comprehensive Assessment
After you tour our facility and fill out your intake paperwork, you’ll meet with a nurse for a physical evaluation. Once your physical needs are determined, we will begin benzodiazepine detox protocol. Within your first 24 hours at Hill Country Detox, we’ll perform another more in-depth need-finding assessment that will provide the details we need to create your individualized plan. The detox process between you and our treatment team is a collaborative one and will continue to change as you progress through your program.
- Supervised Detox
During detox and while you’re going through withdrawal, our nurses and doctors will consistently monitor your vitals and watch for severe symptoms such as seizure or high blood pressure. We have nurses at our facility around-the-clock to make sure you are safe and comfortable at all times. During this time, it’s important that you provide honest feedback about how you are feeling physically and emotionally so we can provide the best care possible.
- Individual and Group Counseling
Counseling sessions during detox provide much-needed support as you process your emotional responses to detox. Your body will undergo a lot of changes during withdrawal but your detox counselor and entire treatment team are here to help you through it. Individual and group counseling with your peers primarily focuses on the present, with discussions about your feelings, thought processes and plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the detox process and recovery. This process is contingent on your physical well-being and helps prepare you for ongoing addiction treatment.
At the completion of your benzodiazepine detox program, your treatment team will provide individual recommendations for ongoing rehabilitation. This may include long-term residential treatment, intensive outpatient care or a sober living program.
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