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Benzodiazepines are viewed as central nervous system depressants designed to slow down a person’s brain function. Valium, Xanax, Halcyon and Librium are all examples of this type of medication. Benzodiazepines are highly addictive medications that are made available by prescription only to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks and moderate to severe stress.
The Effects of Benzodiazepines Addiction
Most benzodiazepines addictions are both physical and mental and may produce the following symptoms:
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of motor skills
- Slurred speech
- Muscle cramps
- Lack of coordination
- Loss of appetite
Generally these symptoms dissipate after several days. As with other prescription medications, people tend to “chase” the feeling of calm that is produced. Their thinking is if one pill produced this feeling of calm, then two pills will produce an even greater feeling of calm. This type of thinking is flawed and often leads to benzodiazepines addiction.
With an increase in medication comes an increase in the consumption of medication due to a building tolerance. This causes prescriptions to run out prematurely and places the person in a position of finding additional medication. At this point, the user may begin to see more than one doctor or psychiatrist, visit multiple pharmacies, forge prescriptions or even steal the drug from other people. Basically, he or she will do whatever is necessary to avoid the symptoms associated with benzodiazepines withdrawal.
Consequences of Benzodiazepines Withdrawal
One of the greatest consequences of benzodiazepines addiction is the experience of benzodiazepines withdrawal. One of the major difficulties with benzodiazepines withdrawal is that it increases the initial symptoms the user had been trying to suppress. The brain, which was sedated by the drug, begins to race, creating additional anxiety. This can be extremely intense and difficult to cope with.
It is well documented that the brain can actually go into seizure as it transitions from a period of medicated calm to one of hyperactivity when the medication is discontinued. Do not ever discontinue the use of benzodiazepines without first consulting a physician. The risk is too great. Contact a detox program or drug rehab specializing in the treatment of benzodiazepines addiction.
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