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Asheville Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment

Inpatient Rehabilitation Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Benzodiazepines (benzos) are prescription drugs used to treat anxiety and panic attacks. Unfortunately, anxiety is often a contributing factor in addiction, and it is not unusual for people on these medications to develop an addiction. Extended use of benzodiazepines can have serious health consequences, especially when someone tries to completely cut themselves off from the drug. For this reason, it is extremely important that people with benzodiazepine addiction undergo detoxification in a licensed facility where they can receive treatment for withdrawal symptoms.

It is possible to recover from the effects of benzodiazepine addiction and maintain sobriety, but it requires a team effort. Addiction treatments at Silver Ridge are collaborative, intrinsically-focused, and balanced. Our multi-disciplinary team of experienced professionals can help you and your loved ones through this difficult situation.

Types of Benzodiazepines

  • Xanax
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Klonopin
  • Ambien
  • Librium - and more

The Danger of Benzodiazepines

Benzos work by increasing the effects of the GABA neurotransmitter. GABA’s job is to suppress nerve activity, which can help reduce feelings of stress and anxiety and replace them with a more calming sensation. This can be a useful treatment in the short term, but the more a patient relies on benzos, the more likely they are to develop an addiction.

Because benzos alter the very nature of the brain, it becomes harder for the brain to function without benzos the longer they are used. At this point, cutting off benzos completely can result in serious withdrawal symptoms such as high blood pressure, panic attacks, difficulty concentrating, nausea, and sweating. Withdrawal symptoms can be life-threatening if not properly treated in a detox center.

Treating Benzo Addiction

No one should take benzos for longer than six months, as this is when the symptoms of dependence usually start to appear. These symptoms may include:

  • Muscle spasms
  • Seizures
  • Insomnia
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Impaired coordination

These symptoms often lead people to crave the drug, as it can provide temporary relief. Unfortunately, this will only make the problems worse in the long run. Your only choice when experiencing cravings is to accept them for what they are and recognize that more benzos is not the answer. Do not try to resist the cravings by convincing yourself you don’t really have them. This only causes more internal distress and conflict.

At Silver Ridge, our clients remain in a drug-free premises where they can address their addiction head-on with experienced medical professionals. We use acceptance and commitment therapy to help our clients come to terms with the reality of their addiction and learn new ways of coping with stress and anxiety.

Focus, Healing, and Recovery

Life at Silver Ridge is purposely designed to provide the safest and most restorative healing environment on the East Coast. If you would like to learn more about Silver Ridge or begin addiction treatment today, please call (855) 945-7788 or fill out the form and one of our admissions staff will be in touch with you soon.

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  • "This facility is amazing. I have worked in the substance abuse treatment field and I sent my own Mother to Silver Ridge to recover. It is a top notch facility all around and I highly recommend it."

    - LB

  • "Best treatment facility out there! You are treated as an individual and that is crucial during treatment! Please consider this beautiful facility. You won’t be sorry!"

    - Mary Beth

Why Choose
Silver Ridge?

  • Individualized Treatment for Midlife Adults

    We understand the challenges of this stage of life, and our program is specifically built to serve the mid-life adult in a meaningful and individualized way.

  • Comprehensive Approach

    Our holistic approach supports your physical, mental, and spiritual health through a range of evidence-based treatment modalities.

  • Experienced Staff

    Our staff are highly trained with dual mental health and substance use licensing. Our medical staff includes an ASAM certified addiction psychiatrist & an addiction-trained primary care physician.

  • Five-Star Amenities

    From gourmet cuisine to our spacious, 10,000 square foot estate, Silver Ridge provides a tranquil and peaceful setting for recovery.

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