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Benzodiazepines

Benzodiazepines or “Benzos” are a group of drugs classified as sedatives. They are normally prescribed to treat anxiety, muscle spasms and seizures. Benzos may also be used to treat alcohol withdrawal. These drugs act on the central nervous system, producing a relaxed sensation and lowering of anxiety. Detoxing from benzos should only be done with proper clinical supervision. Benzo withdrawal includes:

  • Anxiety and irritability
  • Body tremors, particularly of the hands
  • Low energy levels
  • Disturbed sleep patterns
  • Cognitive difficulty and confusion
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
Supportive care, medication, and comfort is most effective in helping those who are detoxing from benzos. Akua Mind & Body offers support and a professional clinical environment in which to withdraw from these powerful drugs.