- An increased heart rate
- Racing heart and heart palpitations
- Increased blood pressure
- Hyperventilation and panic attacks
- Issues with memory and concentration
- Disillusionment and feelings of unreality
- Depression and suicidal ideation
- Grand mal seizures
Clearly, the list of potential withdrawal symptoms is quite long, and the vast majority of the above-listed symptoms cannot be treated in a home setting. Medically monitored detox will always be necessary.
Why is medical detox necessary?
If an individual attempts to withdraw from benzodiazepines on his or her own – without professional, around-the-clock assistance – consequences of the inevitable can be life-threatening. At CuraWest we are extensively familiar with all the above-listed withdrawal symptoms and more. Not only are we equipped to treat and reverse such symptoms as they arise, but we have the experience necessary to make even the most severe benzodiazepine withdrawal essentially pain-free. At CuraWest, the medical detox experience is unlike any other. We utilize medication assisted treatment when necessary, ensuring that clients who have been suffering at the hands of a benzo addiction are never at risk of danger or discomfort. When our medical team finds tapering necessary, we slowly reduce the amount of benzos in a client’s system until he or she is physically stabilized. No matter how severe the active addiction, we have the tools and professionalism necessary to ensure a comfortable and comprehensively positive detox experience.