Xanax / Benzo Addiction Protocol

female patient consults with female addiction professional about benzodiazepine taper scheduleBenzodiazepines (a class of medication that includes well-known brand names Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium) can be an effective tool for treating everything from panic to insomnia. However, these drugs can also be incredibly habit-forming. At True Life Center, our benzodiazepine taper program can safely help you start moving from active addiction to active recovery.

Without receiving proper warning or education about the perils of long-term use, patients often develop dependence. Consequently, individuals are angry and frightened when they develop an addiction even though they thought that they followed the proper dosage. Furthermore, the stigmas around addiction and treatment can make the process of getting help even more stressful.

The physical and cognitive symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal can range from incapacitating to life-threatening. In addition, heart palpitations, tremors, memory problems, nausea, and irritability are additional possibilities. Certainly, the length and difficulty of protracted withdrawal can make normal life seem impossible. However, help is available at our substance use disorder treatment center. True Life’s benzodiazepine taper program is one San Diego residents can rely on to safely stop abusing these drugs.

Our Approach to Benzodiazepine Tapers

True Life’s evidence-based treatment approach, neurobiological integration (NBI), is designed to provide you with both short-term symptom relief and long-term nervous system regulation to support a successful benzodiazepine taper. This comprehensive method is tailored to meet your individual needs and is designed to treat any underlying mental health conditions, regulate the nervous system, and provide sustainable well-being.

Slow, Structured, Safe Benzodiazepine Taper Schedule

True Life Center has helped thousands of patients successfully discontinue benzodiazepines through a slow, structured tapering process adapted from the Ashton Manual. Under the close monitoring and expert supervision of our psychiatry team, you will progress through an individualized benzodiazepine taper schedule based on your unique needs. Above all, medication, dose, potency, length of use, symptoms, lifestyle, and past experiences are customized based on your individual requirements.

At the same time, our holistic recovery approach will engage you with integrative addiction therapies. These therapies help you to regain total control and start healing your whole system. Using one-on-one mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, fitness, and bodywork sessions, our trained team works with you to:

  • Manage withdrawal symptoms
  • Calm the limbic system
  • Rewire your stress response
  • Establish restorative self-care practices

Consequently, greater awareness of your physical and emotional states helps you progress through your benzo taper schedule. At True Life Center, these evidence-based therapies are an important aspect of our benzodiazepine taper program.

Psychological Support for Withdrawal Relief

True Life Center provides a full range of therapies during the benzo taper so that you can attain long-term support for recovery. Individual therapy uses one-on-one support to address personal issues, traumas, and any individual needs you have. Group therapy is a resource for support from your peers. Watching those around you work toward recovery can provide inspiration and resources to further your own recovery. Couples therapy enables you to involve those closest to you in the recovery process. Above all, these sessions provide an opportunity to discover and treat the root cause of your addiction.

Outpatient mental health treatment addresses any co-occurring mental health disorders that might affect your addiction and benzo taper schedule. True Life Center treats a full range of mental health disorders due to the fact that they often co-exist with addiction. Targeted therapies can include:

  • Anxiety Disorder Treatment Program
  • OCD Treatment Program
  • Panic Disorder Treatment Program
  • Acute Stress Disorder Treatment
  • PTSD Treatment Program

Create Your Benzo Taper Schedule at True Life Center in San Diego

True Life Center’s evidence-based approach to treatment enables you to process benzo withdrawal in a safe, comfortable manner. At the same time, we take care of your emotional well-being and mental health. As your benzodiazepine taper schedule progresses, you will gain the effective resources you’ll need for long-term healing. Contact True Life Center at 866.420.1792 and start on the path to total recovery.

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Reach out now at 866.420.1792 and begin the healing process that will last a lifetime!