You already know that benzo addiction can be devastating. What you may not realize is that help and hope are just a phone call away. At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, you can get the care that you need to live a healthy and satisfying life.
Learn More About the Treatment We offer for Benzo Abuse
As the stress of daily life is constantly increasing, the number of individuals in Georgia prescribed benzodiazepines for legitimate anxiety disorders has grown. As this class of drug is legally prescribed by a physician for management of a diagnosable disorder, many people don’t consider the possibility that benzos can be addictive.
Often dismissed as pills that “take the edge off,” people often feel comfortable discussing their use of these medications with others, as admitting to taking benzos doesn’t have a stigma attached to it. This attitude often contributes to the potential for addiction. In addition to benzodiazepines being viewed as harmless, non-addictive, commonly taken and that the usage is acceptable, the effectiveness of the medication reinforces their use.
No one likes to feel excessively anxious on a regular basis. The distress of anxiety leads to constant muscle tension, worry over numerous factors, and living in a constant state of fight or flight becomes exhausting. Benzodiazepines can help people avoid these symptoms and can change an individual’s perception about their ability to lead a productive, stress-free life.
Despite the relief of anxiety, long-term benzodiazepines can lead to addiction and a slew of harmful consequences. You may withdraw from those you love, spending more and more time alone. You may find you do not care about your appearance or performance at work. You may realize that your personality has changed and others begin to suspect you have a problem. If you miss a dose, you may experience withdrawal symptoms.
When you realize that you’ve developed an addiction to benzodiazepines, it’s time to seek care at a treatment center. Call Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center offers comprehensive rehab and help get your life back on track.
Why Consider Residential Treatment for Benzodiazepine Addiction
At Blue Ridge, we are dedicated to ensuring our staff is up-to-date on the most current treatment options for benzodiazepine addiction as well as other mental illnesses you may be struggling with. This ensures that no matter what you’re struggling with, the staff at our treatment center has the skills to help you in your recovery journey.
Our addiction rehab is second to none. In the serene environment at our treatment center set at the foothill of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Georgia, you will learn how best to handle your emotions, coping skills, and problem-solving skills. Based on the 12-step model for addiction, we use only treatments that have been empirically validated so that you can rest assured that you’ll be receiving the care available.
We pride ourselves on viewing each of our residents as unique individuals with different treatment needs. We recognize the strengths each person who comes to us brings with and focus on ways to use your strengths in your recovery process. We’re proud of our holistic approach to addiction rehab that helps you best overcome your benzodiazepine addiction and improve your overall mental and physical health. We’ll also help you optimize your quality of life so that you are able to live a life of lasting sobriety.
Treatment Philosophy and Benefits
Our rehab is designed to include numerous components in order to address all the needs of each individual who enters our treatment center. We work with you to identify the parts of yourself you find most important and meaningful and address your needs in those areas. Once you’ve gained insight into the most important aspects that make up who you are, we strive to help you utilize these strengths to make continuous progress in your recovery process. We won’t ever define you by your addiction, instead we focus on treating all your needs.
Treatment Approaches for Benzodiazepine Abuse at Blue Ridge
At Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, we’ve learned that the best treatments for addiction involve detox, medication management, and various therapeutic techniques. Our rehab is based upon the 12-step model for addiction treatment and strives to help you meet and exceed your goals for recovery.
When you come to our treatment center, we’ll perform a thorough medical and psychiatric evaluation to determine if you’ll require medical detoxification and if you’re struggling with underlying mental health conditions. If you do require detox, we will safely and effectively detox you under the care of our medical team.
Medication may be used on a short-term basis to help manage the withdrawal symptoms you experience. Other people may require long-term medication management to help control the symptoms of co-occurring mental disorders. In addition to medication management, Blue Ridge is one of the treatment centers in Georgia that offers a full variety of therapeutic approaches:
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is aimed at correcting misconceptions in the way you think and changing your thought patterns to be more constructive. Changes in your emotions and behaviors will help you change the way you behave.
Reality-based intervention (RBT) is a problem-solving therapeutic approach in rehab which focuses on learning how to accurately evaluate problem situations in the present and learn new techniques to better help you solve real-life problems and avoid problem behaviors. This can help you see the role you play in creating the future you desire.
Recognizing the importance of significant others in an individual’s life and the need for their support in the recovery process, we encourage family to visit those in care at our treatment center. During rehab, we hold family-focused sessions to repair any damage caused by your benzodiazepine addiction. In addition, we also hold a two-day intensive family weekend for your loved ones to learn more about your addiction and the recovery process. We will also provide loved ones with information about community resources in Georgia available to allow for their continued healing.
A group format is used to process issues common to a number of individuals who are battling similar addictions. Group therapy allows you the opportunity to connect with others during your rehabilitation who are experiencing similar problems. Our psychoeducational groups are used to present information and education about addiction, coping skills, relapse prevention, and anger management. Process-based groups will allow you to share your feelings about a particular topic in a group format.
While a group structure provides an excellent avenue of support, sometimes everyone needs individualized attention to enable them to completely focus on their personal rehab without the need to follow group rules for discussing information. This is why you will experience individual sessions with a therapist at our treatment center to work through the complicated process of recovery and co-occurring disorders in a private session.
Continuing Care – What Comes Next?
When you and your treatment team have decided that it is time for you to move onto the next phase of your recovery process, we’ll work together to create an appropriate aftercare plan to address your continuing needs. Many individuals opt to move from our residential treatment center to an intensive outpatient therapy center. They may choose to join a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) or Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) to allow for continued rehab.
Other individuals may decide to discharge to their home. In the event that you are discharging home, we will locate and connect you with a local outpatient therapist in Georgia or elsewhere for continued treatment. We’ll set up your first appointment for you and provide you with the contact information you may need to learn more about your new therapist.
Benzodiazepine addiction can devastate lives. It’s time to reclaim yours. Blue Ridge is a treatment center that is here to help.