Christian Benzo Treatment
Christian treatment for benzo addiction is available and it can help you or your loved one to recover from these highly addictive medications. Benzodiazepine is a type of depressant medication that creates a sedative and relaxed state. They are highly potent, and they can be very addictive. Often used to treat conditions such as anxiety and insomnia, benzos are particularly worrisome because they are easily obtained.
The American Academy of Family Physicians, reports that nearly 80% of people who use benzos do not use it, as a medication, alone. That is because this drug is rarely the sole drug for abuse. 41% of those who are alcohol abusers will use benzos alongside alcohol. In addition, 15% of heroin abusers will also use benzos. When used on their own, benzos tend to be rather safe with infrequent overdoses. However, chronic use and use alongside other drugs and alcohol can create a very dangerous situation.
Christians are not exempt from falling victim to addictions to drugs like benzos. And, because these drugs create an addictive demand in the body, Christians should not only pray but seek help as well. Addiction is a physical sign of the body’s need. Through a Christian-focused recovery program, individuals can overcome this physical and emotional demand and return to faith in God.
At Road to Freedom, our team offers a comprehensive treatment program aimed at helping individuals recover from benzo and other drug-related addictions through a Christian-based program. For immediate help, call our 24-hour helpline: (844) 402-3605.
What Are Benzos?
Benzodiazepine is a multi-purpose drug for treating the numerous ailments doctors prescribe it for. It is an excellent treatment for reducing anxiety and panic symptoms while also helping individuals to sleep more routinely. It is because they are so effective that doctors prescribe them often. The four most common Benzodiazepine drugs include alprazolam (Xanax), clonazepam (Klonopin), diazepam (Valium) and lorazepam (Ativan). These four medications are among the top 100 drugs prescribed by doctors in the United States. This prevalence makes them easily accessible both to those who need them (and may overuse them) and those who have not been prescribed the drugs directly.
Benzos are often prescribed in a pill form for conditions such as:
- Panic disorders
- Pre-surgical sedation
- Convulsive disorders
- Muscle spasms
- Detoxification from alcohol abuse
- Detox from some other drugs
- Cardiovascular or gastrointestinal conditions causing anxiety
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder
Side Effects of Benzo Use
Using benzodiazepine as directed is always advisable, but if a person is using it abusively, it can create a number of side effects. Short term those may include:
- Blurred vision
- Slurred speech
- Lack of coordination
- Trouble breathing
Individuals who take these medications long term can experience increased risks. Benzo side effects in the long term can include:
- Social deterioration
- Emotional clouding
- Personality changes
Overdosing on benzos is possible, though it is not often lethal. It can create seizures, respiratory distress, and other complications though.
The Need for a Christian Treatment Program
Some Christians believe that the only way to recover from illness or addiction is through prayer and simply not using drugs. This is not only unsafe; it also is not the only option. In fact, God gave us His only Son so that we could be forgiven. He also gave us a number of incredible tools that allow us to overcome addiction and get back to living a faith-based life.
At Road to Freedom, we recognize the opportunities for recovery. In James 4:17, the Bible says, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” To give you or your loved one the power and ability to do this, we understand that we first must recognize the addiction, detox safely from it, and look to God to restore your life, a Christ-centered program can do that for you.
It starts with understanding what your loved one is going through. If you or your loved one need help right now, call our 24-hour, confidential helpline: (844) 402-3605.
What are the Signs of Benzo Addiction?
Aside from the side effects listed here, you may notice significant changes in your loved one if he or she is using benzos. This may include:
- Complaints about intense dreams
- Appearing and acting as if they have dementia
- Overdose which can be a life-threatening event
- Impaired judgment
Benzo withdrawal is also a key indication of abuse. Individuals facing benzo withdrawal when using alcohol may experience symptoms such as:
- Sleeping difficulties
- Delirium tremens
Those experiencing benzo withdrawal from taking the medication alone are likely to experience symptoms such as:
- Increased anxiety
- Sleep disturbances including insomnia
- Muscle pain
- Trouble concentrating
Some will also experience panic symptoms. They may become desperate for money. Relationships will suffer. If you see the signs of addiction in your loved one, do not wait to call Road to Freedom: (844) 402-3605.
Christian Benzo Abuse Treatment Can Be Highly Effective
Individuals experiencing benzo addiction or withdrawal symptoms may need more advanced care and treatment than “just stopping” taking the medication. Many of the withdrawal symptoms individuals have can be alleviated through the use of a medical detox program like the one we offer at Road to Freedom.
This program abides by all Christian values. We take the time to help your loved one to detox in a safe manner. We then offer a behavioral program designed to address the causes of addiction.
When a person struggles with addiction to benzos, the addiction creates a change in the brain function. This change creates a demand for the chemical to be taken over and over again. Any treatment has to address this in a medical and behavioral manner to be successful.
Our faith-based program does this by combining the behavior and medical needs of a person struggling with addiction by prayer and Bible study. This aids in creating a comprehensive recovery program. We aim to heal your mind, body, and your spirit and bring you back to a Christ-focused life.
Our Programs for Benzo Addiction
The Bible provides us with a direct warning of the dangers of drug abuse. It commands us, as children of God to provide refuge to our loved ones as they struggle through hardship. Road to Freedom does this through an inpatient, residential program focused on Christian counseling and support.
When individuals come to us, they are suffering through the cycle of addiction. This cycle involves a cry for drugs and triggers at every corner that make it nearly impossible for an individual to simply stop taking the medication. Inpatient treatment breaks the cycle of use by removing an individual from each of those trigger situations. This allows you, as a person, to strengthen your mind and spirit. It allows you to develop a healthy state of mind and to reconnect with your love of God.
Our Christian counselors are always available to work with patients one-on-one to overcome this addiction. We believe not just in second chances but in providing each of our patients with an opportunity to experience their life the way God meant it to be.
Our inpatient treatment provides a direct connection to pastors and counseling from Christian professionals. It will include:
- Individual, one-on-one therapy and counseling
- Bible studies
- Group therapy
- Education about the triggers causing you to remain within that cycle
- Assistance with legal or career matters
- Coping mechanisms
- Holistic care
Our Christian-centered residential treatment works to identify the root cause of your addiction. We work on understanding why you are here at this place in your life, where you came from, and how to help you to get to the next phase. In addition to providing you with inpatient support, we provide the tools to help you to move forward.
Preventing Relapse Is Just as Important
Christians believe in forgiveness, that God forgives any sin. And, we understand the God wants us to avoid making those mistakes again. As a key component of our benzo addiction therapy and recovery, we will provide our patients with the learning skills they need to create a new life and path. Our aftercare program gives you the tools to help you to build this life and to avoid using again. This is an ongoing treatment, because recovery is ongoing for any addict.
Remember what the Bible says in Psalms 50:15: “And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.”
Today is day one of your new journey towards Christ. Contact Road to Freedom today for Christian treatment for benzo addiction. We provide you with a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns at length and we provide you with the information you need to more forward in your recovery. To begin a drug-free life, call our Christian counselors now at: (844) 402-3605.