Charlotte Benzodiazepine Detox
Medically Managed Detox Programs for All
Labeled as Schedule IV drugs under the Controlled Substances Act, benzodiazepines are highly regulated by the U.S. government and are generally prescribed for short-term use only, as they have high potential to cause addiction. Also known as “benzos” or by street names including “tranks,” “downers,” and “bars,” there’s also a black market for the drugs, which are typically used to treat mental disorders and ailments.
Freedom Detox treats all kinds of drug addictions, especially severe addictions to drugs like benzodiazepines, and can help you detox in a secure environment while being medically monitored by a certified staff. Withdrawal can be extremely difficult, but you can get through the process with our help and move on to lead an improved life.
How Do Benzos Affect the Brain?
Benzodiazepines work by binding with neurons called GABA receptors in order to slow overactive brain function, which relieves severe mental stress. The result is a euphoria or buzz, followed by sedation that many find appealing and end up depending on to live their daily lives.
While typically consumed in tablet form, some users crush and snort benzodiazepines to increase the desired high, which often leads to overdose symptoms including seizures and coma.
Common benzodiazepines include:
The drug is typically prescribed to treat anxiety, seizures, and muscle spasms, but when combined with other substances like alcohol, which many users do, it can slow breathing and lead to death.
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