Mental health and substance use disorder challenges are becoming increasingly prevalent. An alarming 10 percent of U.S. adults will have a drug use disorder at some point in their lives. Because of this, understanding and addressing benzodiazepine addiction has never been more crucial.
At Continuum Outpatient Center, we specialize in benzodiazepine addiction treatment. We know that addiction is a disease, and we’re here to help you heal.
Continuum stands as a testament to effective, compassionate care, blending evidence-based practices with holistic approaches to treating adults and adolescents. Join us in exploring how our unique values and comprehensive programs pave the way toward healing and recovery.
Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive drugs primarily used in the treatment of various mental health conditions. They work by enhancing the impact of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain.
The effect is:
Commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include drugs like Valium (diazepam), Xanax (alprazolam), and Ativan (lorazepam).
Data from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that the rate of benzodiazepine overdose deaths increased nearly sixfold between 2002 and 2021. Currently, benzodiazepine-related deaths are at an all-time high of above 12,499.
This alarming trend underscores the danger of these medications when not used as prescribed or monitored closely.
In Texas, the scenario reflects a similar pattern. The state has seen a growing number of cases involving benzodiazepine misuse, particularly in major urban areas.
San Antonio, Texas, is not immune to this trend. Local health reports indicate an increase in benzodiazepine-related emergency room visits and treatment admissions. In 2018, there were over 480 deaths linked to benzodiazepine abuse.
These statistics highlight the gravity of benzodiazepine addiction. However, they also emphasize the critical need for local and specialized benzodiazepine addiction treatment facilities like Continuum.
Understanding the risk factors for benzodiazepine addiction is crucial in both prevention and treatment.
These factors can vary widely, but some common ones include:
Recognizing these risk factors is a key step in identifying people who may be more susceptible to benzodiazepine addiction. This will, in turn, help provide them with the necessary support and care.
Benzodiazepine addiction symptoms can be both physical and psychological. It’s also worth mentioning that they often become more pronounced with prolonged misuse.
Key symptoms include:
It’s important to note that benzodiazepine addiction can develop even in people who start using the drug for legitimate medical reasons.
Continuum Outpatient Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive and effective treatment for people dealing with benzodiazepine addiction.
We recognize that recovery from benzodiazepine addiction is a multifaceted process. As such, it needs a blend of evidence-based and comprehensive approaches to achieve lasting change. Our system is tailored to meet each client’s unique needs, ensuring a personalized path to recovery.
Some of the key treatment options we offer for benzodiazepine addiction treatment include:
These holistic practices such as yoga, meditation, and art therapy. These therapies complement traditional treatments by promoting well-being and mindfulness. These holistic treatment modalities help individuals to establish healthy coping mechanisms which can be sustained even after treatment.
Each of these therapies and treatments is delivered by our master-level clinicians. Thus, we can ensure the highest standard of care for our clients.
At Continuum Outpatient Center, we understand that benzodiazepine addiction treatment is not a one-size-fits-all process. Our range of programs is designed to cater to the unique needs of our clients at various stages of their recovery journey.
Our benzodiazepine addiction treatment programs include the following:
Our PHP offers a rigorous yet nurturing approach to benzodiazepine addiction treatment. It’s perfect for clients who need a structured therapy environment without full hospitalization. Here, clients engage in a daily schedule of therapeutic activities, including individual counseling and group therapy.
They also have psychoeducational sessions, often for several hours a day, five to six days a week. This high-intensity program is particularly beneficial for clients who need a deep dive into their addiction issues while maintaining some degree of autonomy.
The IOP at Continuum is perfect for clients who need ongoing support but can manage more independence. This program is flexible yet structured, involving therapy sessions and group meetings for a few hours multiple days a week.
It’s ideal for those who are stepping down from a PHP. It’s also perfect for those with daily commitments, thus needing a less intensive treatment schedule.
Our IOP focuses on:
This program supports clients who’ve progressed through more intensive levels of care and are ready to take the next step in their recovery. It emphasizes sustaining the progress made in treatment and managing triggers. It also focuses on continuing to build a supportive network for long-term sobriety.
Outpatient generally offers a balance of independence and support. This makes it suitable for clients to integrate back into their everyday lives while maintaining their commitment to recovery.
Continuum recognizes the importance of a stable, substance-free living environment in recovery, so there are currently ongoing plans to offer a Sober Living option in the future.
This will provide a supportive community environment where individuals can:
Our commitment to our clients extends beyond completing their formal treatment program. The alumni program offers a weekly platform for clients to:
These meetings are available both virtually and in person. They play a crucial role in preventing relapse and promoting a healthy lifestyle post-treatment.
Each program at Continuum is underpinned by our commitment to providing personalized, comprehensive treatment. Our diverse range of programs reflects our dedication to meeting clients where they are in their journey to wellness.
At Continuum, our deeply ingrained values shape a unique healing experience for our clients. These guiding principles define our approach. They also resonate through every aspect of our client’s recovery journey.
We continuously evolve in our pursuit of providing the best care. By embracing new research and methodologies in addiction treatment, we ensure that our clients benefit from the most effective and innovative care practices available.
Our programs are designed to nurture sobriety and mental, emotional, and physical health. In essence, the values at Continuum Outpatient Center create a distinctive healing environment.
Here, clients aren’t just treated; they’re understood, supported, and equipped with the tools to build a new, fulfilling life free from the constraints of addiction.
Benzodiazepine addiction treatment is a journey of transformation and hope. At Continuum Outpatient Center, we’re committed to guiding you every step of the way with compassion, expertise, and a comprehensive treatment approach.
Our tailored programs are grounded in proven practices and holistic care. As such, they’re designed to support you in reclaiming your life and health.
Whether you’re taking the first step toward recovery or seeking continued support in your journey, Continuum Outpatient Center is here to help. Our dedicated professionals are ready to provide you with the care and tools necessary for lasting recovery and wellness. We understand the courage it takes to seek help, and we’re committed to standing with you as you embark on this life-changing path.