How does the addiction to benzodiazepines work?
Benzodiazepines have a great potential to generate tolerance and addiction. With prolonged use, the brain stops producing its own GABA (gamma-Aminobutyric acid, the chief inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain) and benzodiazepines begin to manage the functions of this cerebral natural chemical. Due to this, when benzodiazepine consumption is abandoned and there are no natural substances produced by the brain, the organism suffers alterations which manifest themselves in a very severe withdrawal syndrome.
What are the risks?
Benzodiazepine tolerance and dependence is built up very fast among the users of this medication, demonstrating withdrawal symptoms in only 3 weeks of continuous use. The overdose of benzodiazepines, specially alongside alcohol, can cause coma. Its withdrawal syndrome, as with alcohol, always requires hospital care because it can cause the death of the patient.
What does an effective treatment imply?
In HELP ADICCIONES we undertake the treatment of benzodiazepines with the most advanced pharmacology and the most modern psychotherapy techniques to face the neuronal modifications originated by the prolonged used of tranquilizers.
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The success of the benzodiazepine detoxification treatment
A new way of doing things
Through our benzodiazepine addiction treatment, we favour an internal change in the addict, making them understand how their illness works and giving them effective tools to face the symptoms of their sickness. It is necessary to modify habits, beliefs and behaviors through continuous learning and support. This way, they will be once again an individual, autonomous and independent person.
The ultimate aim of the treatment that we give in HELP ADICCIONES is the rehabilitation of people under an addiction in any aspect of their lives, be it personal, social or work related.
It is not just about stopping consuming. In HELP ADICCIONES, besides detoxification from benzodiazepines and abstinence, we promote a quality and dignified life by learning. This way, we can go through the good and bad situations in life with balance and satisfaction.