Xanax / Benzodiazepines – The benzodiazepine family of drugs, also commonly known as benzos, have been in circulation for decades and includes the popular prescription drugs Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium. Although there are many legitimate uses for benzodiazepines, when used improperly this drug family can produce seriously harmful medical side effects and even death. Anyone who has been taking benzodiazepines in any form and has concerns about withdrawal symptoms from stopping the medication should consider some important facts before moving forward. There are serious risks involved with benzodiazepine withdrawal that can be permanent and even life threatening if not adequately addressed. For these reasons, withdrawing from benzodiazepines is best done in a medically-supervised setting where you can receive the necessary care and treatment.
If you or a loved one has been experiencing benzodiazepine withdrawal or want to begin a detoxification program, call St. John’s Recovery Place today. Our experienced and compassionate admissions staff are available to answer your questions and help you get started on your way to recovery.