What is Benzodiazepine (Benzos)?
Benzodiazepine also known as benzos are a class of drugs that provide very strong tranquilizer effects to treat anxiety, insomnia, seizure control or muscle relaxation. Some common or familiar brand names are xanax, klonopin, and valium.
Xanax is the most widely-prescribed and abused drugs of the Benzodiazepine family. It is prescribed by a doctor to treat anxiety, but it is also abused for those to “come down” after taking club drugs such as ecstasy and molly. Xanax is usually swallowed, but it can be crushed and snorted.
Klonopin, also chemically known as Clonazepam, is prescribed to treat and control seizures, panic attacks and epileptic or bipolar disorders. Klonopin calms your brain and nerves providing its users with a relaxing feeling. This medication is categorized as an anti-convulsion drug.
Valium is used to manage anxiety disorders. It may also be prescribed as a sedative to treat agitation, shakiness, and hallucinations during alcohol withdrawal and to relieve certain types of muscle pain.
Side effects of Benzos
• Slurred speech
• Blurred vision
• Difficulty breathing
• Death when used in combination with alcohol
Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment
For those suffering from Benzo addiction The Cove Center for Recovery offers a very cutting edge approach to treating addiction. We provide a low therapist to client ratio. Each person is different and deserves treatment that fits and benefits them specifically. Unlike other addiction treatment centers our qualified team ranging from as high as doctors to our techs deliver clients a comfortable and safe place to aide in their recovery journey.