Diazepam (Valium) Rehab in City of Aberdeen

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Do you or someone you know have a benzodiazepine addiction?

Overcoming a Diazepam (Valium) addiction can be difficult, however, with the help from our private drug rehabilitation centre in City of Aberdeen, you have a greater chance of recovery and a drug-free life.

Our team in City of Aberdeen is dedicated to helping individuals to overcome benzodiazepine addiction by providing a bespoke recovery programme that is tailored to the individual’s needs and unique circumstances.

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What is Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) Rehab in City of Aberdeen?

Inpatient benzodiazepine rehab programmes help an individual to overcome their addiction by delivering residential treatment that helps them understand their addiction and teaches necessary skills to help them cope once they complete the programme.

These skills and new understanding provides the individual with the tools they need in order to manage their triggers and cope in day-to-day life, reducing the risk of a relapse.

Benzodiazepine Detox in City of Aberdeen

How Can Benzo Rehab in City of Aberdeen Manage Withdrawal Symptoms?

The first step to recovery is to remove the substance from the body through a benzodiazepine detox.

This can be incredibly difficult to manage alone and can often lead to a relapse.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can also be incredibly dangerous and even life threatening if not managed properly, which is why it is recommended to undergo a detox under the supervision of a professional.

Our private rehabilitation centre in City of Aberdeen can facilitate the safe removal of benzodiazepines from your body, helping you to manage the symptoms with a range of different detox treatments, getting you on the road to recovery.

Why Choose Private Residential Rehab in City of Aberdeen?

In the UK, individuals struggling with a benzodiazepine addiction can get free access to services provided by the National Health Service (NHS), however, with such limited funding, there simply aren’t enough resources to meet the needs of all those seeking help.

This means many do not qualify for residential treatment on the NHS and those who do experience long waiting times before getting the help they need.

This is just one of the reasons why many individuals opt for private rehab treatment instead.

The Most Effective Treatment for Benzodiazepine Dependence in City of Aberdeen

In 2012, the NHS’ National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse UK carried out a study that analysed the success rates of every private rehab clinic in the UK.

Results from the study showed that the best performing facilities had the highest success rates, with 60% to 80% of individuals who received residential rehab treatment staying abstinent for at least five years following completion of the programme. 

The best private residential rehab clinics saw success rates that were many times better than those achieved through NHS and community-based services.

Long Term Recovery from Benzodiazepine Addiction in City of Aberdeen

These results demonstrate that you stand a much bette chance of achieving drug abstinence after five years by undergoing private residential rehabilitation.

Rehab experts have repeatedly affirmed that residential treatment at a private clinic works better than any other treatment option.

Benefits of a Benzodiazepine Rehab Programme

Greater Chance of a Sustainable Recovery

Benzodiazepine addiction can be challenging to overcome, but rehab can provide individuals with the tools and support needed to break the cycle and create healthier coping mechanisms to prevent relapse.

Improved Mental Health

By addressing the root causes of benzodiazepine use, individuals in rehab can experience improved mental health and benefit from tools and skills designed to reduce symptoms of anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.

Better Physical Health 

Long-term benzodiazepine use can cause physical harm, including liver damage and respiratory issues. Rehab can help individuals regain their physical health and prevent further harm as well as teaching them about the importance of a good diet, plenty of sleep and exercise in keeping both the mind and body healthy.

Coping Skills

Rehab provides individuals with the opportunity to learn new coping mechanisms and healthy ways to manage stress and anxiety.

Rebuild Relationships

Benzodiazepine addiction, much like any other drug addiction, can have a negative impact on an individual's relationships which often leaves them feeling isolated and ashamed, adding to the negative feelings which trigger the addiction. Rehab works alongside families to offer them support and help rebuild trust with loved ones.

Is Rehab Necessary for Benzo Addiction?

One thing that makes benzo addiction so hard to kick without the right kind of treatment is that it is often accompanied by a co-occurring mental health disorder such as anxiety or insomnia.

This is because individuals with an addiction to benzodiazepines often start out by taking it as a prescribed medication for these disorders and later become addicted.

Many people think that once they have removed the benzos from their system that they will be able to stay sober and lead a drug free life, however, addiction is a psychological disease that stems from an individual using benzodiazepines in order to cope with something in their lives, whether that be anxiety, insomnia, depression or stress.

This means that in order to tackle the benzodiazepine addiction and prevent a relapse, the root of the addiction must be treated through a range of psychotherapy treatment options such as cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and the 12 steps.

At our private rehabilitation centre in City of Aberdeen, we work with individuals to help them cope with whatever it is that may be fuelling their addiction and provide them with skills to avoid relapsing in the future following their treatment.

Benzodiazepine Rehab in [Location} FAQs

What are Benzos?

Benzodiazepines, or benzos for short, are drugs that are typically prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety, insomnia and seizures thanks to their calming effect.

Common benzodiazepines by brand name include:

  • Xanax (alprazolam)

  • Valium (diazepam)

  • Librium (chlordiazepoxide)

  • Ativan (lorazepam)

According to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the Royal College of Psychiatrists, benzodiazepines should be used for no longer than 2-4 weeks due to their highly addictive nature, however, despite these warnings, many patients are prescribed benzos for much longer.

What is Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Around two fifths of individuals who take benzodiazepines for longer than six weeks will develop an addiction and experience difficulties when trying to stop taking the drug.

A benzodiazepine addiction is the term used to describe when an individual is unable to stop taking the drug despite the negative consequences they may face as a result of doing so.

As benzos are so commonly used to treat anxiety, when an individual suddenly stops taking them, they may find themselves no longer able to cope and continue taking benzodiazepines for longer than prescribed in order to manage their anxiety or insomnia.

Over time, they will develop a tolerance to the drug, meaning they will need to take more in order to feel the same calming effect as they once did when they first started taking benzodiazepines.

After a long period of usage, the individual can also become physically dependent on benzos and experience severe withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop taking them. 

What are Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms?

Benzodiazepines can produce both mild and intense withdrawal symptoms, including:

  • Dizziness

  • Blurred vision

  • Abdominal cramps

  • Intense anxiety, including physical symptoms such as a fast heartbeat, sweating, trembling and a difficulty breathing

  • Face and neck pain

  • Loss of appetite

  • Nausea

  • Vomiting

  • Depression

  • Tinnitus

  • Unsteadiness

  • Weight Loss

  • Nightmares

  • Insomnia

  • Panic attacks

  • Increased sensitivity to light, noise, touch and smell

  • Burning sensations in the skin

  • Delusions

  • Memory loss

  • Paranoia 

  • Seizures

  • Psychosis

Benzodiazepine Addictions Can Lead to an Overdose

Regaining control over your benzodiazepine addiction is absolutely essential as it can be fatal. 

Due to the natural process of building a tolerance, over time, individuals will require a higher dosage of benzos to get the same effect. 

This can lead to the individual using dangerous amounts of the drug and overdosing, which can result in a range of serious long term effects such as pneumonia, muscle damage, brain damage and death.

Signs of a Benzodiazepine overdose include:

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Bluish fingernails and lips

  • Confusion and disorientation

  • Extreme dizziness

  • Weakness

  • Uncoordinated movements

  • Tremors

  • Stupor

  • Coma

How Long Does Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment Last in City of Aberdeen?

The time it takes to overcome addiction can be different for everyone. Some individuals may require just 30 days of benzodiazepine addiction treatment in order to get on the road to recovery, whilst others may take 3 months- it all depends on the individual and the severity of their addiction.

At our private inpatient rehabilitation in City of Aberdeen, we can provide support for as long as is needed to tackle the addiction.

When to Seek Treatment for a Benzodiazepine Addiction

Before starting the benzodiazepine addiction treatment process, the individual must first recognise their addiction and want to stop using the drug. 

Sometimes, an individual can recognise their problem on their own, while other times it may be necessary for friends or family members to stage an intervention.

Some signs of benzodiazepine addiction that friends or family members may look out for are:

  • Frequent mood swings

  • Mental confusion

  • Manic moods

  • Unwillingness to do tasks which require long periods of attention 

  • Poor performance at school or work

  • Muscle weakness

  • Slurred speech

  • Lack of interest in things they once enjoyed

  • Feeling unable to cope with the day without taking benzodiazepines

Overcome Your Benzodiazepine Addiction with the Help of Compassionate Professionals

Reaching out for help is the very first step to recovery. Get in touch for a confidential assessment with our compassionate team of professionals today to discuss how benzodiazepine addiction treatment can help you on the road to recovery.

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