What happens to your body when you detox from Benzos?
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If you’ve ever tried to withdrawal from benzodiazepines on your own, you know that it isn’t an easy or painless process.
As with alcohol, withdrawal symptoms can be severe and life-threatening, especially if you’ve been abusing benzodiazepines for a long time.
That’s because benzodiazepines work by enhancing the action of GABA, the chemical that slows down brain activity.
Over time your brain adjusts to their activity, so when you suddenly stop using, your brain activity can overshoot normal.
When this happens, you experience symptoms such as extremely high blood pressure, shaking, intense anxiety and seizures. (basically, Delerium Tremens)
Although the most dangerous symptoms occur within the first two days after quitting, you may still be depressed, anxious, moody and unable to sleep for several weeks.
The lengthy and dangerous withdrawal symptoms make it challenging to detox safely and successfully alone.
This can lead to a discouraging cycle of trying to quit and failing.
To break out of this cycle, you will need more than willpower and strength. You will need professional help.
In treatment, a doctor will work with you to create a customized detox plan,
Tailored to provide the safest, most comfortable process for your needs. The staff, and even other guests who have successfully detoxed, will be there to support you as you take this crucial first step in recovery.
While cocaine detox removes the drug from your body, it does not remove the desire to use again.
This is only the first step. For a life of sobriety, you need to change your environment, so you can focus on the underlying issues that led to the addiction.
If you’re ready to begin your medically-supervised cocaine detox, call us today.
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