Benzodiazepine addiction treatment is only necessary for those with both a physical and a psychological dependence.
Physical dependence can be treated on an outpatient basis over a period of months as the overseeing doctor changes the prescription from a short-acting to a long-acting benzodiazepine and/or slowly tapers down the dose.
Steps Involved in Benzodiazepine Detox and Addiction Treatment
Other Prescription Drugs
Signs of Benzo Abuse
There are a number of signs that therapeutic use of benzodiazepines has turned into a substance abuse problem. These will vary depending on the person, the type of benzodiazepine they are using, the dose, and the use (or not) of other illicit substances, including alcohol.
Additionally, when a benzodiazepine abuse problem, including addiction, is in evidence, the person may exhibit a number of behaviors that can be red flags, including: