Commonly referred to as “Benzos” these drugs are psychoactive antidepressants that are highly addictive. These drugs can be especially dangerous because they create a high dependence, making overdosing easy. These drugs are also considered to be a part of the ‘opioid epidemic’ but the best treatment centers in Florida are trying to help the community.
Because benzodiazepines are medications prescribed by a doctor, many people may neither be aware of nor understand the risks associated with these drugs, yet benzodiazepine abuse can lead to addiction, physical dependence, tolerance and risk of overdose. Some of the signs can include constant drowsiness, lapses in memory, or severe lethargy. Most people who abuse these drugs were prescribed them at one point by a doctor, but have begun abusing them after treatment.
Benzodiazepines are a psychoactive class of depressant, prescription medications most commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia. The drugs have a number of uses, including use as a relaxant, sedative-hypnotic and tranquilizer. Benzodiazepine abuse may cause a person to enter a state similar to alcohol intoxication, in that their inhibitions may be lowered. This may cause drastic changes to behavior, like extreme talkativeness or irritability not normally characteristic of someone’s personality.
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If you know someone who may be suffering from Benzo addiction, don’t hesitate to call. We at the Strawberry Center are here to help you take back your life and repair relationships with loved ones. Our program combines faith and medicine so you have the best conditions for success in your treatment.