Undergoing benzodiazepine rehab is like repairing a broken relationship with yourself. It is a process that requires honesty, vulnerability, and a willingness to face difficult truths in order to move forward. However, it is important to understand that attending benzo rehab can be the most important decision you ever make. It will help you to overcome your dependence, rebuild relationships and start to reverse the damage the drugs have done to your physical, mental and emotional health.
What is benzodiazepine rehab?
Benzodiazepine rehab is a type of prescription drug rehab that will provide you with the tools and support you need to transform your life. During benzo rehab, you will explore and address the underlying causes of benzodiazepine addiction, take steps to restore your physical and emotional health and develop new coping strategies and positive life goals that will help you to build a fulfilling and meaningful life.
At Banbury Lodge, our rehab treatment programmes are designed to address every aspect of your condition. We offer specialised benzodiazepine rehab programmes for each of the following drugs:
Diazepam (Valium) Rehab
This potent benzodiazepine is commonly prescribed for issues such as anxiety, muscle spasms, and seizure disorders. Our Valium rehab programme is dedicated to supporting people in overcoming diazepam abuse and rebuilding their lives.
Librium is used frequently to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal and insomnia but it can be highly addictive. Our Librium rehab program is designed to assist individuals in breaking free so they can have a fresh start.
Lorazepam (Ativan) Rehab
This rapid-acting benzodiazepine, commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, and seizures, is commonly abused with dependency often resulting. Our rehab programme is tailored needs of those struggling and provides the support and care necessary for successful recovery.
Alprazolam (Xanax) Rehab
Our Xanax rehab programme is very important because this medication is commonly abused for its sedative effects. Our aim is to provide those suffering from Xanax addiction with the tools and support needed to regain control over their lives.
Do I need benzo rehab?
Starting benzo abuse treatment as soon as possible is very important in preventing the serious consequences and getting the help you need. Ask yourself the following questions:
- Have I tried to quit benzodiazepines on my own but been unsuccessful?
- Do benzodiazepines interfere with my daily activities and relationships?
- Have I experienced withdrawal symptoms when trying to quit benzodiazepines?
- Have I increased your benzodiazepine use over time to achieve the same effect?
- Do I feel like I need benzodiazepines just to function normally?
- Have I experienced negative consequences as a result of my benzodiazepine use such as job loss, financial problems or legal issues?
If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, benzodiazepine rehab may be the right choice for you. Our team at Banbury Lodge can help you determine the best course of action and provide you with the support and care you need to overcome your addiction.
What are the different types of benzodiazepine rehab available?
There are two main options for benzodiazepine rehab: outpatient and inpatient. Outpatient rehab allows you to receive treatment while still living at home and taking care of your everyday responsibilities while inpatient rehab requires you to live at a rehab centre while undergoing treatment.
Banbury Lodge provides comprehensive inpatient benzodiazepine rehab at Banbury Lodge because we believe that this is the best way to provide the care and support needed to achieve lasting recovery. We believe that inpatient benzodiazepine rehab offers:
- A more structured and controlled environment
- Sanctuary from triggers and negative influences
- Zero access to benzos or other substances
- Around-the-clock care and support
- The chance to form meaningful relationships with staff and other clients
All of these benefits are essential for addressing any challenges that may arise during the recovery process and giving you the best possible chance of long-term success.
Our benzodiazepine rehab programmes
At Banbury Lodge, we offer a range of evidence-based therapies to help you overcome your benzo dependence, including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): During CBT sessions, you will learn to identify and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that may be contributing to your condition. With the help of your therapist, you will develop coping strategies to manage cravings and avoid relapse.
- Group Therapy: Group therapy provides a supportive and non-judgmental environment where you can share your experiences and connect with others who understand what you’re going through. This type of therapy can help you feel less isolated and give you the chance to build important relationships in benzo recovery.
- One-to-one Therapy: In individual therapy sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to work one-on-one with your therapist to address specific issues and concerns around your benzo use. This will allow you to delve deeper into your experiences and make meaningful progress in your recovery.
- Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT): If you struggle with anxiety, depression, or other mental health issues that are contributing to your benzo dependency, DBT will help you to regulate your emotions, manage stress, and improve your interpersonal relationships.
- Holistic Therapies: In addition to traditional therapies, we also offer a range of holistic therapies to support you in your recovery. This includes practices like meditation, yoga and acupuncture. These therapies can help you reduce stress, manage cravings and promote overall physical and emotional well-being.
Other stages of benzo recovery at Banbury Lodge
In addition to benzo rehab, you will also need to undergo benzodiazepine detox to break your physical dependence on the drugs and remove all traces from your body. During this process, you will likely experience some unpleasant withdrawal symptoms as your body adjusts to being without benzodiazepines but our team of experts will ensure your safety and comfort.
After leaving Banbury Lodge, our aftercare programme will provide you with ongoing support to help you maintain your lasting recovery. This may include individual therapy, group therapy, 12-step programs, and other support groups.
How to prevent benzodiazepine relapse
Relapse is a common challenge for individuals in benzo recovery with a two-year relapse rate of 42.6%. To give yourself the best chance of preventing relapse, it is important to commit to aftercare and stay engaged in ongoing therapy and support. Here are some other important tips for preventing relapse:
Build a strong support network: Having a strong network of supportive friends, family and other rehab clients is essential for preventing benzo relapse because you will be able to lean on them during difficult moments.
- Stay accountable: Regular check-ins with your therapists, support groups and sponsors can help individuals stay accountable and on track with their recovery goals.
- Cope with triggers: Triggers, such as stress or difficult emotions, often lead to benzo relapse. It’s important to implement the healthy coping mechanisms you learn during benzodiazepine rehab to manage triggers and to have a plan in place for how to handle them.
- Maintain healthy habits: Engaging in regular exercise, eating a balanced diet and getting enough sleep are important components of a healthy lifestyle that can help prevent benzo relapse.
- Take up new hobbies: Staying active and trying out new hobbies is a great way to keep your mind occupied and also meet new people who can be positive forces in your recovery.
How can I help a loved one in benzodiazepine rehab?
Helping a loved one through benzo rehab can be a defining factor in their recovery. Knowing that you are by their side can help them stay focused, give them someone to talk to and provide moral support during difficult moments. To help you become this positive force, here are some tips for supporting your loved one during benzo rehab:
- Be understanding: It is important to understand that benzo dependency is a complex and challenging condition that can take time to overcome. Be patient and understanding with your loved one as they navigate the recovery process and you will help them stay on track.
- Offer real, practical support: This may involve attending family therapy at Banbury Lodge, participating in support groups or simply being there for them when they need you.
- Encourage engagement: Encourage your loved one to fully participate in every aspect of their benzodiazepine rehab programme and other recovery activities as this will help them achieve their goals and maintain lasting recovery.
- Take care of yourself: Supporting a loved one in recovery can be emotionally and physically taxing. Be sure to take care of yourself and practise self-care to give yourself the strength you need to be there for your loved one.
How to get started with benzodiazepine rehab
If you or a loved one is struggling, there is no better time than the present to seek benzodiazepine abuse treatment. Our benzo rehab programme will provide the care, knowledge and ongoing support you need to defeat your condition and go on to live a happy, healthy, benzo-free life.