Benzo Addiction Treatment Program in New York
Music and movies often glorify benzodiazepines and make them “cool” and “trendy.” Benzos are highly addictive and can cause adverse side effects – confusion, slurred speech, memory problems, and fatigue. While benzos can overdose deaths, they’re even more fatal when someone mixes them with other drugs and alcohol. For example, individuals may take Xanax or Valium with alcohol to get a better buzz. Using benzos alongside opioids (i.e., heroin and methadone) is also common. According to the New York State Opioid Annual Report, the risk of opioid overdoses increases when one takes benzodiazepines simultaneously. The state recorded 1.7 deaths per 100,000 residents from mixing opioids and benzos in 2010. That number increased to 4.4 per 100,000 in 2017 – a sharp increase from 2010.
Benzos are not a new phenomenon – they’ve been around since the 1950s. Although the prevalence of benzodiazepine usage hasn’t changed much in recent years, the demographics have shifted. Adults between 50 to 64 were most likely to use benzos in the past. Today, Gen Z outnumbers older adults, with individuals between the ages of 18 and 24 being the largest consumers of benzos.
Why are these prescription pills widely abused? Well, it’s reasonably easy to get a benzo prescription. Benzos are, in fact, effective at treating acute anxiety disorders. In addition, it’s not challenging to purchase benzos on the street or in foreign countries. Since benzos are so widespread, those who want them don’t have challenges finding them.
Are you battling benzo addiction? We can help! Our luxurious rehabilitation center offers a comprehensive New York benzo addiction treatment program. You’ll first undergo benzo detox and receive treatment in our partial hospitalization, residential treatment, or intensive outpatient programs. We’ll create a customized treatment plan that best fits your needs.