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Benzo Rehab in Georgia

Benzodiazepines come in different forms and are most often prescribed to treat anxiety disorders or insomnia. Common Benzodiazepine drugs include but aren’t limited to alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium), and lorazepam (Ativan). 

While they have medical uses, Benzodiazepines or “Benzos” come with a high risk of physical dependence and addiction. Benzo addiction can have lasting negative impacts on your life and health, but recovery is more than possible. So, what should you know?

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Signs of Benzo Abuse

The signs of Benzo abuse may differ from person to person and can impact your mind, body, or behavior. Often, identifying the signs of Benzo abuse is the first step toward getting help. Signs of Benzo abuse to look out for in yourself or someone you know may include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • “Doctor shopping,” forging prescriptions for, stealing, or otherwise illegally obtaining Benzos
  • Difficulty maintaining responsibilities at work or school due to Benzo use 
  • Needing larger amounts of Benzos to achieve the desired effects or “high”
  • Wanting to cut back or reduce Benzo use but being unable to do so
  • Loss of interest in activities you’d usually enjoy 
  • Mood swings or sudden changes in mood
  • Social isolation or withdrawal from others
  • Slowed psychomotor activity 
  • Irritability, agitation, or anger
  • Fainting or lightheadedness 
  • Poor judgment or confusion
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Muscle weakness 
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness 

Rebound anxiety symptoms, changes to sleep patterns, and other effects are also prevalent among those who abuse Benzos. People with an addiction to Benzodiazepines may spend a significant deal of time thinking about, using, or obtaining Benzos.

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Short and Long-Term Effects of Benzo Abuse

The effects of Benzo abuse can be serious and may occur at any time. The good news is that getting help for Benzo’s addiction can help you overcome Benzo’s abuse and avoid further consequences. With that in mind, here are some of the potential consequences of Benzo’s abuse: 

  • Problems in familial or interpersonal relationships
  • New or worsening mental health symptoms
  • Heightened risk of accidents and injury
  • Withdrawals, which can be fatal
  • Low heart rate or blood pressure 
  • Legal or financial problems
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Memory problems
  • Overdose
  • Death 
  • Coma 

The risk of concerns like blacking out or overdose grows if you mix Benzos with other drugs (including alcohol) or take Benzos in large amounts. This is called polysubstance abuse, which is involved in over 50% of deaths from drug overdose.


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How Drug Rehab for Benzos Can Help

Benzo addiction treatment at The Berman Center promotes lasting recovery. Drug rehab for Benzos can help you learn to navigate triggers, prevent relapse, and address the underlying causes of addiction. It can also help you rebuild interpersonal relationships with loved ones, find new interests, and create healthy, sustainable patterns or habits.

People start using Benzos for a wide range of reasons. One of the potential risk factors for substance abuse is the presence of a co-occurring mental health condition. If you have a substance use disorder and one or more co-occurring mental health conditions, it is ideal to treat both at the same time. 

That is why our Benzo rehab in Georgia is equipped to address co-occurring mental health concerns. Mental health concerns addressed at The Berman Center include but aren’t limited to the following: 

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Personality disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Schizophrenia 
  • Trauma 
  • Depression 
  • Grief 

Another benefit of choosing The Berman Center for addiction treatment is that our programs are customizable. We allow clients to choose from various activities and therapies designed to aid whole-person healing. These include but aren’t limited to the following: 

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Medication management 
  • Introduction to 12-steps 
  • Experiential therapy 
  • Couples counseling 
  • Psychoeducation
  • Psychodrama 
  • Music therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Physical fitness 
  • Art therapy  
  • Life skills 
  • Nutrition 
  • Yoga 

Life skills offered at The Berman Center include resume building and job support, addiction education, relapse prevention, and other services. Like other elements of our programs, these differ based on the unique needs of each client.


Outpatient Benzo Addiction Treatment

The Berman Center is a 100% outpatient addiction treatment center for those overcoming substance abuse, dual diagnosis, and mental health conditions. During the admissions process, we will help you or your loved one select a starting level of care. Then, we’ll go over what to expect in treatment with you and answer any questions you might have. 

Here are our programs and what to expect in each. If you or your loved one looking for Benzo rehab in Georgia needs housing arrangements while in treatment, we will connect you with one of the sober living homes we partner with in the area.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)

The Berman Center’s Atlanta partial hospitalization program (PHP) lasts for a total of ten weeks. Partial hospitalization programs provide comprehensive addiction treatment without the 24/7 supervision of an inpatient program. However, PHP is more structured and requires an increased time commitment compared to other outpatient programs. 

Clients in PHP at The Berman Center attend treatment five days per week (Monday-Friday, 10 AM to 3:30 PM) for the first four weeks. After that, you’ll transition into a reduced intensive outpatient treatment schedule. 

PHP consists of:

  • Daily group therapy sessions
  • Once-weekly individual therapy
  • Two family therapy sessions per month
  • Medication management 
  • Drug and alcohol screening
  • 24/7 counselor support 
  • Psychological evaluation 
  • Medical evaluation

PHP clients receive lunch and get to choose their meals. Our registered dieticians can help with your nutritional needs and are experienced in supporting clients with co-occurring disordered eating or eating disorder-related concerns, which are common in those who face addiction.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)

Our intensive outpatient program (IOP) lasts for a total of eight weeks and has a reduced time commitment compared to partial hospitalization. While IOP is often recommended as part of a step-down approach for those who have finished PHP, it can be a suitable starting level of care for some. 

Our IOP clients attend treatment three days per week (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 10 AM-1 PM). Here is a sample schedule of an IOP client at The Berman Center:

  • 10 AM: Process Group
  • 11 AM: Skills/experiential group
  • 12 PM: Elective group

Since IOP is more flexible than PHP, it can be ideal for those seeking a Benzo rehab in Georgia who need to tend to commitments like work, school, or caring for their family while in treatment. 

Before you enter treatment, you’ll get an intake assessment that’ll help us better understand your addiction treatment needs. Then, we will work with you to choose a starting level of care.

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Contact The Berman Center's Benzo Rehab in Georgia Today

Our Benzo rehab in Georgia is unlike any other. If you’re ready to learn more about how The Berman Center can help you or someone else in your life overcome addiction, contact us today. When you reach out, we can help you verify your insurance coverage or get financial assistance for treatment, book a tour, or answer any questions you might have. 

We’re here for you. To get in touch, submit the contact form on our website or call The Berman Center at 866-802-3398.


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