A benzodiazepine addiction doesn’t just go away. Symptoms can grow more and more severe, especially if they’re not addressed in a comprehensive manner. That’s why it’s important to take action when you see a loved one with a benzodiazepine addiction. Detox can last weeks or months depending on the severity of the addiction and the type of benzodiazepine the person has been using.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recommends that people addicted to benzos receive psychological support while they are being weaned off these drugs. However, being physically weaned off a benzo does not address the underlying addiction and abuse issues. Instead, therapy is recommended to help address the issues that led to the substance abuse.
The only way to change your life for the better is to seek out help. Take the first step and start your recovery today.