Benzodiazepine Detox and Rehab Centers in Alberta

When searching for a drug rehab center in Alberta for benzodiazepine addiction, it must offer detox, therapy, and aftercare support. Benzodiazepine addiction differs for each person, and drug rehab should be tailored to meet individual needs. Each type of drug needs a specific detox setting, either conventional or medical.

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List of Benzo Detox Centers in Alberta

The information below will help you on how to find a benzo detox program in Alberta. The list could be incomplete, so if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at 1-877-254-3348.

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Alcohol and benzodiazepines create the same depressive effects, which are heightened. It is a simultaneous depressant effect on the central nervous system. In addition, there is an increased risk of memory impairment, which is far more likely to occur. Withdrawal severity also increases.

Yes, various benzodiazepines are used to reduce the impact of alcohol withdrawal symptoms. However, it is only a temporary use of the drug and is not meant for long-term use after detox. The drugs are used to treat seizures and tremors caused by withdrawal, among other symptoms.

Dependence on the drug occurs quickly and is the main reason people struggle to stop taking the drug. Physical dependence can develop in a matter of weeks, and this can occur at prescribed doses and higher doses. Withdrawal symptoms are also dangerous and include tremors, anxiety, sweating, cognitive impairments, and depression. The lingering effects are also felt long after someone has successfully tapered off the drug. The best way to manage benzo withdrawal is with medical detox.  

Yes, there is a significant risk of dependence and addiction. While prescription benzodiazepines are commonly given, the user should know the risks. Many individuals have a history of addiction and become easily addicted to prescription benzodiazepines.

The best way to treat benzo addiction begins with medical detox to address withdrawal symptoms. Following medical detox, the next step should involve long-term residential drug rehab that provides holistic treatment and behavioral therapies. In addition, adequate aftercare support is critical to make the transition back to society.

The questions from DrugRehab.ca’s “Ask a Professional” are answered by Nickolaus Hayes. If you need further clarification on any of the questions above or have any other questions you can contact him directly at [email protected].

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.

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