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Benzo Addiction Treatment Program in New Jersey

If you're struggling with a benzo addiction, it's important to know that there are addiction and substance use disorder treatment programs in New Jersey available to help.

Blake Recovery Center, a not-for-profit organization, offers detox and rehab as part of our benzo addiction treatment program in a welcoming, relaxing and therapeutic environment so you can focus fully on recovery.

You and your long-term success are our only priorities, and we will support you even after you complete your addiction treatment program.

Call us now at 866-266-1616 if you are ready to get started.

Treatment and Rehab for Benzo Addiction in New Jersey

At our inpatient benzo addiction treatment program, you'll receive comprehensive care from a team of experienced and caring medical professionals. From detoxification and counseling services to relapse prevention strategies, our programs will provide the necessary tools and support to help you recover from addiction for the long term.

The first step of many benzo addiction programs is detox. Many people who have taken benzos for a long period of time have developed a tolerance for it.

Common withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Seizures
  • Muscle cramping
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headaches

Facing benzo detox and withdrawal alone can be dangerous and extremely difficult. Withdrawal symptoms can be physically and emotionally painful, but with medical supervision, you can better manage that discomfort and gain tools for getting through it.

Our professional medical staff will closely monitor your condition during the detoxification process. We use a combination of medications and therapies to help reduce your risks of relapse and manage withdrawal symptoms.

At Blake Recovery Center, we use a variety of therapies to help you understand benzo addiction and develop a strong recovery plan. We offer individual counseling, therapeutic group sessions and relapse prevention education to help you:

  • Manage triggers
  • Develop healthy coping skills
  • Identify underlying issues that may contribute to the addiction
  • Learn to recognize negative thought patterns and replace them with positive ones
  • Gain tools for managing and regulating emotions and behaviors
  • Share your experience with others while learning from others' stories

We also know the positive influence that family and loved ones can have in your path toward recovery. With patients' permission, we involve family members by providing them education and offering family support groups.

After Treatment for Benzo Addiction

After you complete our benzo addiction program, our support remains. We are committed to your long-term success, and we continue to provide support and resources long after you complete our program. For example, we provide:

  • Individualized aftercare and recovery plans
  • Check-ins immediately post-discharge and regularly thereafter
  • Virtual alumni support groups
  • Family support groups
  • In-person events for alumni and their family members

Frequently Asked Questions About Benzodiazepines

You don't have to face quitting and withdrawal alone. Our team at Blake Recovery Center will walk with you every step of the way.

Here are some of the common questions people have about benzos.

Benzos are a class of prescription drugs used to relieve anxiety, muscle spasms and insomnia. They work by increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in your brain. This helps reduce physical symptoms of tension, such as pounding heart or sweating.

Benzos can also help with psychological problems such as fear or panic attacks.

Common benzos include: 

  • Valium (diazepam) 
  • Xanax (alprazolam)
  • Klonopin (clonazepam)

Benzo use disorder can quickly become a dangerous addiction in just a few months due to their high potency. Signs of misuse or addiction might include:

  • Loss of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Drowsiness or lethargy
  • Slow reflexes
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Forgetfulness
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Confusion or memory loss

You can overdose from benzos. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention1, overdoses including benzos are on the rise. Emergency department visits for overdoses involving the drug increased 24 percent from 2019 to 2020.

Benzo addiction can lead to serious health problems, even death. Overdose effects include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Confusion or impaired mental status
  • Comma or respiratory depression
  • Death
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