Benzodiazepines, or benzos, are a category of drugs that are most commonly used to treat anxiety, seizures, muscle spasms, and insomnia. These prescription medications act as central nervous depressants. They are sold under a variety of brand names including Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax.
These medications can be extremely helpful when used as prescribed. Unfortunately, this class of drugs carries a high risk for abuse and addiction. This is primarily due to the pleasurable feelings a person experiences after consuming a benzo.
Benzo abuse can be extremely dangerous, and can lead to addiction. If you have begun to take benzos without a prescription, or taking more than directed by your physician, you may need professional help.
Sonora Behavioral Health is a 140-bed acute crisis stabilization hospital in Tucson. Among our many services, we offer outpatient treatment for adults who have become addicted to benzodiazepines.
At Sonora, our compassionate professionals understand the challenges of benzo abuse, and we know how quickly an addiction can consume your life. You do not have to suffer alone. We can help you regain control over your life and put you on the path to a benzo-free future.
Helping a Loved One or Family Member Get Treatment
If you have a close friend or a loved one in Tucson that is struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines, you may feel at a loss about how to help. It is important to understand that addiction is a complex disease that may require professional help. Here are a few ways that you can best help your loved one:
- Get educated: It is critical that family members get involved in the treatment and recovery process. One of the best ways to do this is to become familiar with addiction and how this disease affects an addict mentally, physically, and emotionally.
- Encourage emotional healing: In order to maintain and rebuild connections with family and close friends, it is important to embrace forgiveness and acceptance. It may take a while for trust and mutual respect to be reestablished, but with patience and spending time together it can be achieved.
- Develop a support network: Your loved one is going to need a lot of support throughout the whole recovery process, but it is also important that family members get support as well. It is not uncommon for friends and family to have their own emotional struggles when trying to cope with a loved one’s addiction.
- Reduce stress: Living with a loved one who is in recovery can be stressful as addicts often need time to adjust to life outside of treatment. Many times family therapy can help to resolve issues that may have arisen between an addict and their loved ones.
Why Consider Outpatient Treatment at Sonora Behavioral Health
Abuse of benzodiazepines can inflict considerable harm on a person’s life. Benzo abuse can prevent you from meeting your responsibilities at work, in school, and at home. You may often miss school or work, or regularly show up late. You may put yourself and others in dangerous situations, such as driving when you are under the influence of benzos. If you become addicted to benzos, you may be incapable of stopping, even after experiencing negative outcomes as a direct result of your benzo abuse.
Depending upon the nature and severity of your problem, outpatient treatment at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital may be the best options for you. Outpatient services allow you to receive professional care while also maintaining a degree of independence. You can practice your new skills in a real-world environment, and get feedback, support, and guidance from our experts.
Outpatient Rehab Philosophy & Benefits
At Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, we are dedicated to providing personalized care in an atmosphere of dignity and respect. At every level of care, our goal is to provide all patients with the guidance and support that will empower them to achieve and maintain improved quality of life.
Our commitment to superior service is reflected in our outpatient treatment program for men and women who are struggling with benzodiazepine abuse and addiction. We provide thorough admissions assessments, we employ evidence-based treatment protocols, and we help patients develop effective coping skills.
This comprehensive effort is designed to ensure that all who heal from benzo addiction with us are prepared to achieve continued success long after they have completed their time in our care.
Types of Outpatient Treatment at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital
When you arrive at our outpatient treatment center, you will complete a detailed admissions assessment. This process will include a physical examination, a psychiatric evaluation, and a psychological assessment. We will also collect information about your treatment history.
All of this information will provide us with essential insights into the issues that have been preventing you from living a healthier and more satisfying life. This assessment will also allow us to develop a personalized plan to ensure that your outpatient treatment experience best meets your specific needs.
Depending upon the results of your admissions assessment, your personalized outpatient treatment plan for benzo addiction may include the following elements:
Detox: We provide medically monitored detox in our hospital. If you have been incapable of ending your benzo abuse prior to treatment, our medically monitored detox program may be necessary. Detox is a short-term inpatient experience during which you can rid your body of benzodiazepines and other substances of abuse. After you complete detox, you can transition directly into our outpatient program.
Medication management: If you are struggling with symptoms that can be treated with certain prescription medications, you may be eligible for medication management services while in outpatient treatment for benzodiazepine addiction.
Group therapy: Groups are the main form of treatment in our outpatient program. During your time in outpatient care for benzo abuse or addiction you will participate in solution-focused groups. These groups are designed to help you develop specific skills that will support long-term recovery. Common group topics include the following:
- Early recovery
- Coping skills
- Barriers to recovery
- Self-help skills
- Stress management
- Triggers for relapse
- Relapse prevention
Family support: Your loved ones can play an essential role in your continued recovery. To support their efforts, we are happy to provide a variety of educational opportunities for family members and close friends. For specifics about our family support services, please contact us at your convenience.
At Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, we understand that outpatient treatment is just one step on your path toward long-term recovery from benzo addiction. Thus, we start a thorough discharge planning process the day you join our outpatient treatment program. The goal of this process is to ensure that you are connected to the professional resources and community-based support services that will enable you to continue your progress after you have completed your time in our care.
For detailed information about outpatient treatment for benzo addiction at Sonora Behavioral Health Hospital, or for answers to any questions that you may have about any aspect of our programming, please feel free to call us at your conveniences. A friendly and knowledgeable member of our team is available to speak with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
We look forward to helping you decide if our center is the perfect place for you or your loved one.
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