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Benzodiazepine Addiction Help

Benzodiazepines (also known as ‘minor tranquillisers’) are used to treat anxiety, insomnia, epileptic fits and alcohol withdrawal. They are recommended purely for short-term medicinal relief because prolonged usage can quickly and easily lead to benzodiazepine addiction. These types of prescription drugs are especially dangerous when mixed with other depressants like alcohol.

The symptoms and side effects of a benzodiazepine addiction
Benzodiazepines depress the nervous system and slow the body and brain, which is why they are commonly prescribed to relieve anxiety and insomnia. A person who is abusing these drugs may display some of the following symptoms:

  • Drowsiness.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Poor coordination.
  • Amnesia.
  • Hostility / Irritability.
  • Disturbing dreams.
  • Reduced inhibition.
  • Impaired judgment.
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Dependent users can experience unpleasant benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms, which can include decreased concentration, tremors, nausea, vomiting, headaches, anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Uncomfortable bodily sensations and fits can also occur.

Benzodiazepine addiction treatment

Help is at hand and Port of Call is here to help you navigate a range of treatment options. We would urge anyone who is contemplating professional benzodiazepine addiction treatment to seek help with this process. The first step in tackling an addiction is to seek out help. We know this requires a lot of courage. How do we know? Because we’ve been there ourselves. So we can assure that reaching out can be a huge relief and signals the start of your journey to recovery.

Addiction Process

What happens when I call Port of Call?

  • You will speak in confidence to someone who will listen to what’s happening in your life.
  • Your situation will be explored fully and appropriate treatment options and support will be given.
  • You will speak to someone who understands addiction, someone who is in active recovery and someone who is able to provide you with un-biased and impartial information and advice.

How to contact us for help…

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Our Promise

  • Help with the next step in tackling your addiction.
  • Support in helping a family member or colleague with an addiction.
  • The right help at the right time based on your needs.
  • A confidential assessment by an addictions specialist.
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