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Benzodiazepine Dependence

Counselling for Benzodiazepine Addiction

To discover that you have become dependent on benzodiazepines can be a shock – perhaps the drugs were initially prescribed as a result of acute distress following bereavement. Or they may have started to help you sleep when you were going through a work crisis. Over time, you found that trying to stop the drug appeared to be associated with a reversion to the original symptoms. You and your doctor may have assumed that with time, these relapses would get better.

How can I start treatment for Benzodiazepine Dependence?

By calling our counselling team on 0203 326 9160 We will recommend one of our  team who specialise in dependence on prescription medication and benzodiazepine.

Treatment starts with an initial meeting, in which you will chat with one of our counsellors. If you decide that you are comfortable with your counsellor and that you can speak with them easily, you will start to work with them on your plan for recovery.

Calls to us are completely confidential.

Why is it important to seek Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment?

Unfortunately, it has been found that used over a prolonged period it can produce dependency. A dependence on Benzodiazepines can be both physical and psychological and proper treatment is required in order to effectively withdrawal from the medication.

You may function extremely well on this medication, and so wonder why you need to come off it at all. In the longest term, over many years, there are all sorts of dangers, including the emergence of a kind of dementia syndrome.

Another serious problem is that habituation occurs – you need more and more to gain the same benefit as before. Also if you never learn proper non-pharmacological management techniques for the issues that first lead to the prescription, then you will never become confident of yourself if the drug isn't close at hand.

Effective Treatment for an addiction to Benzodiazepine

In the USA Epidemiologic Catchment Area study, the lifetime prevalence of other co-occuring psychiatric disorders in those with benzodiazepine dependence was 75%. Other dependencies, such as on other drugs, or alcohol, or other addictions like gambling, are all very common, but often missed.

For this reason, a cornerstone of our approach is to treat the underlying other psychological problems. This comprehensive in-depth analysis is often missing, as well as a realization that a long taper regime may need to be tailored to the individual's needs, and background personality.

How can Clinical Partners help?

At Clinical Partners we have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who are trained in the treatment of Benzodiazepines addiction as well as dependency on prescribed medications. The team will be able to offer a full assessment, diagnosis and treatment programme.

By calling our Admissions Counsellor on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.

Contact us now to see how we can help

You don't need a GP referral to see one of our experts.

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