My Loved One Needs Help with Benzo Addiction
One minute your loved one may be taking benzodiazepines (benzos) for anxiety or seizure disorder, the next they may be using them to self-medicate for other issues. Benzos are highly effective but they’re also highly addictive, and it’s important to know the signs and how you can help someone you care about when they get hooked. Recovery Unplugged is ready to help your loved one find freedom from benzos so they can rebuild their lives.
You’re Not The Only One
Benzos like Xanax®, Valium®, and Klonopin® are among the most commonly abused prescription drugs in the country. Benzo addiction affects millions of families just like yours every day.
The approximate number of Americans that misuse benzodiazepines each year.
The approximate increase in benzo overdose deaths over the last year.
The number of Americans who died from a benzo overdose in 2020.
This doesn’t have to be your loved one’s future. Learn the signs, talk to them, and get them the help they need.
How Can My Loved One Get Better?
Treatment for benzodiazepine addiction means treating the physical and mental aspects of the disease. It also means addressing the condition that first caused your loved one to start taking the pills in the first place. Recovery Unplugged offers comprehensive care for benzo addiction and the mental health issues.
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How Can I Be Sure They Need Help?
If you’re reading this, chances are you already know your loved one has lost control of their benzo use. Although it can be tough to know for sure if your loved one is abusing benzos, especially if they’re taking a legitimate prescription, some of the main signs include:
- Bizarre Changes in Behavior
- Neglecting Work, School, or Other Responsibilities
- Lying or Lashing Out When Asked about their Benzo Use
- Isolation from Family and Friends
- Watching the Clock between Doses
- Long-Term Self-Medication
- Physical and Psychological Withdrawal Symptpms
- Inability to Stop Using the Drugs
- Severe Cravings
- Legal or Economic Issues Related to Benzo Use
Don’t let these signs go unnoticed. Without proper intervention, this behavior can escalate to serious dependency and overdose.
Partnering with You and Your Family
It’s hard to know where to begin when trying to help your loved one with their benzo abuse. This is a complex, emotionally driven issue that can lead to even more damage to your relationship if not handled properly.
Recovery Unplugged offers intervention services across the country to help you and the rest of your family reach your loved one. Our interventionists offer experienced guidance in conflict resolution, as well as an objective voice of moderation during the process. We will help you coordinate meeting details and work with you to get the most out of the intervention.
What Do I Do Now?
Your loved one may very well lash out and claim you’re overstepping when you talk to them about their benzo abuse. An uncomfortable conversation is much better than a tragic phone call. Let them know you’re there to help them, not judge them, and that you can assist them in finding the right kind of treatment, which is where we come in. Recovery Unplugged offers locations across the country, and we’re in-network with most major insurance companies to make care more accessible. Your relationship with your loved one is stronger than any drug; we’re going to help you realize that.