Overcoming Benzodiazepine Abuse

A Powerful Prescription Sedative

Benzodiazepine abuse is the second-leading cause of prescription drug addiction in the United States. Accounting for over 30 percent of prescription-related fatal overdoses, benzodiazepine abuse affects Americans of all ages. Some of the more popular types of benzodiazepines include Xanax, Klonopin, Valium and Ativan. These drugs are primarily used to treat anxiety and sleep disorders. Between 1999 and 2015, benzodiazepines have killed over 183,000 Americans, and that number is showing no sign of shrinking. RU Encore offers quality, comprehensive music-based treatment for benzodiazepine abuse and addiction. We are committed to helping you or your loved one bounce back from benzo dependency. Call us today at (844) 25-MUSIC.

Overcoming Benzodiazepine Abuse

Signs and Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Abuse

What to Look For

Each person’s benzodiazepine abuse symptoms will vary according to the scope and severity of their problem. These drugs can cause serious physical and psychological symptoms and the more prolonged and untreated benzo abuse persists, the more vulnerable patients are to escalating symptoms. Some of the most common benzodiazepine abuse symptoms include:

  • Drowsiness
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Weakness
  • Slurred Speech
  • Lack of Coordination
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Headaches

Benzodiazepines are particularly dangerous when mixed with alcohol and other types of illicit or prescription drugs. If you or your loved one are experiencing these or any other symptoms related to your benzodiazepine use, contact your prescribing physician to get the help you need now.