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Benzo Detox in Georgia

At Retreat of Atlanta, your journey to recovery begins with our comprehensive Benzo Detox program. Our facility is dedicated to providing the highest level of care to individuals struggling with benzodiazepine addiction. With a team of experienced professionals and a range of effective therapies, we are here to help you safely detox from benzodiazepines and start your path to a healthier, addiction-free life. Contact us to learn more and begin your personal journey of benzo addiction recovery. 

What is Benzodiazepine Addiction?

Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as “benzos,” are a class of drugs prescribed to treat conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. While effective when used as directed, these medications carry a high risk of addiction when misused. Benzodiazepine addiction can develop quickly, leading to physical dependence, tolerance, and a range of negative health effects. Individuals may find themselves unable to function without the drug, experiencing withdrawal symptoms when they attempt to stop.

A man in therapy during benzo detox in Georgia.

How Do I Know I Need Benzo Detox?

Recognizing the need for benzo detox can be challenging, especially if you have been using the medication as prescribed. However, there are key signs that indicate it’s time to seek professional help.

  • Increased Tolerance: Needing higher doses to achieve the same effects.
  • Dependence: Feeling unable to cope without the drug.
  • Withdrawal Symptoms: Experiencing symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and irritability when not taking the medication.
  • Unsuccessful Attempts to Quit: Trying to stop using benzos but being unable to do so.

If you identify with any of these symptoms, our benzo detox program can provide the support you need.

What Benzos Require Detox?

Several benzodiazepines commonly require detoxification due to their high potential for addiction. These include:

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)

How Does Our Benzo Detox in Georgia Work?

At Retreat of Atlanta, our benzo detox program is tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual. 

Our approach includes:

  • Assessment: A thorough evaluation to understand your medical history, substance use, and any co-occurring disorders.
  • Medical Supervision: Continuous monitoring by our medical team to manage withdrawal symptoms and ensure your safety.
  • Individualized Treatment Plan: A customized detox plan that includes medication, therapies, and support to guide you through the process.
  • Therapeutic Support: Access to a range of therapies designed to address the psychological aspects of addiction.

A woman during benzo detox in Georgia.

How Long Does Benzo Detox Last?

The duration of benzo detox varies depending on several factors, including the type of benzodiazepine used, the length of use, and individual health conditions. Generally, detox can last anywhere from a few days to a few weeks. Our team will work closely with you to provide the care and support needed throughout this period.

Benzo Detox Timeline

Day 1-2: Initial Assessment and Stabilization

  • Initial Assessment: Comprehensive evaluation of medical history, substance use, and co-occurring disorders.
  • Stabilization: Beginning of medical monitoring to ensure safety and manage withdrawal symptoms.

Day 3-7: Acute Withdrawal Management

  • Symptom Management: Medications and therapies to alleviate withdrawal symptoms such as anxiety, insomnia, and irritability.
  • Nutritional Support: Balanced meals to support physical health during detox.
  • Therapeutic Support: Introduction to individual and group therapy sessions.

Week 2: Transition and Continued Monitoring

  • Tapering Medications: Gradual reduction of benzo dosage under medical supervision.
  • Continued Monitoring: Ongoing medical and psychological support to address emerging symptoms.
  • Holistic Therapies: Incorporation of holistic treatments like yoga and meditation to promote overall well-being.

Week 3-4: Preparation for Post-Detox Treatment

  • Therapy Intensification: Increased focus on behavioral therapies such as CBT and DBT.
  • Aftercare Planning: Development of a personalized aftercare plan, including recommendations for ongoing treatment.
  • Family Involvement: Family therapy sessions to involve loved ones in the recovery process.

Common Fears About Benzo Detox

It’s natural to have concerns about benzo detox. 

Common fears include:

  • Withdrawal Symptoms: While withdrawal can be uncomfortable, our medical team is here to manage symptoms and keep you safe.
  • Fear of Failure: Many worry about not being able to complete detox. Our supportive environment is designed to help you succeed.
  • Concerns About Life Without Benzos: Therapy and aftercare planning are integral parts of our program, helping you build a new, healthier life.

The good news is, with a team of experienced medical professionals treating benzo withdrawal symptoms as soon as they develop, you can have a safe, comfortable benzo detox — and there is truly nothing to fear. 

Therapies Utilized in Benzo Detox in Georgia

Our benzo detox program incorporates a variety of therapies to address both the physical and psychological aspects of addiction.


Medication can play a crucial role in managing withdrawal symptoms and reducing cravings. Our medical team may use tapering schedules or alternative medications to help ease the detox process.

Behavioral Therapies

Behavioral therapies are essential for addressing the underlying causes of addiction and developing healthy coping mechanisms. At Retreat of Atlanta, we offer a range of therapeutic modalities:

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors.
  2. Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Helps manage emotions and reduce self-destructive behaviors.
  3. Motivational Interviewing (MI): Enhances motivation to change and commit to the recovery process.
  4. Individual Therapy: Provides one-on-one support to address personal issues and goals.
  5. Group Therapy: Offers peer support and shared experiences to foster a sense of community.
  6. Family Therapy: Involves family members in the recovery process to improve relationships and support systems.

What Happens Once Benzo Detox is Over?

Detox is just the first step in your recovery journey. After completing our benzo detox program, it’s essential to continue treatment to address the root causes of addiction and build a foundation for lasting sobriety. Detox alone doesn’t address the psychological and behavioral aspects of addiction, which is why ongoing treatment is crucial for long-term recovery.

Residential Treatment

Our residential treatment program offers a structured, supportive environment where you can continue your recovery journey. 

Here’s what you can expect from our residential treatment program:

  • Structured Daily Schedule: A carefully planned schedule of activities, therapies, and personal time to keep you engaged and focused on your recovery.
  • Individualized Treatment Plans: Customized plans tailored to your unique needs, ensuring that you receive the most effective care possible.
  • Therapeutic Support: Access to a range of evidence-based therapies, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy, to address the psychological aspects of addiction.
  • Educational Sessions: Workshops and classes that provide valuable information about addiction, coping strategies, and relapse prevention techniques.
  • Holistic Treatments: Incorporation of holistic approaches such as yoga, meditation, art therapy, and fitness programs to promote overall well-being.
  • Peer Support: Building connections with others in recovery through group activities and support groups, fostering a sense of community and shared experience.

Outpatient Programs

For those who may not require the intensity of residential treatment or who have completed our residential program, we offer outpatient programs that provide flexibility while maintaining a high level of support. 

Outpatient programs include:

  • Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): A structured program that provides intensive care during the day while allowing you to return home in the evenings.
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): A step down from PHP, offering a balance of therapy and independent living with a flexible schedule to accommodate work or school.
  • Outpatient Program (OP): Continued support with less frequent sessions, ideal for those who have made significant progress but still need ongoing care.

Aftercare Planning

Effective aftercare planning is a critical component of our post-detox strategy. 

We work with you to develop a comprehensive aftercare plan that includes:

  • Relapse Prevention Strategies: Identifying triggers, developing coping mechanisms, and creating a plan to manage potential relapse situations.
  • Sober Living Arrangements: Assistance in finding sober living environments that provide a supportive, substance-free space to continue your recovery.
  • Support Groups: Connecting you with local or virtual support groups such as Narcotics Anonymous (NA) or SMART Recovery for ongoing peer support.
  • Continued Therapy: Ongoing individual or group therapy sessions to address any lingering issues and reinforce your commitment to sobriety.
  • Life Skills Training: Programs that help you develop essential skills for independent living, such as job readiness, financial management, and healthy relationship building.

Find Benzo Detox in Georgia Today

If you or a loved one is struggling with benzodiazepine addiction, don’t wait to seek help. Contact Retreat of Atlanta today to learn more about our benzo detox program and take the first step toward a healthier, addiction-free life. Our compassionate team is here to support you every step of the way.

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