Ativan, Valium, and Xanax Withdrawal Symptoms
The most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines are Valium, Ativan, Xanax, and Klonopin. These drugs rapidly change the brain’s chemistry, resulting in a fast track to physical and psychological dependence. This effect intensifies with intentional misuse. For example, if you take “bars” of Xanax to unwind, you may experience severe Xanax withdrawal symptoms.
- Brain fog, headaches, and dizziness
- Severe anxiety and insomnia
- All-over cold sweats, especially at night
- Body aches and pains without a clear cause
- Nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite
- Twitches, tremors, and involuntary movements (muscle fasciculations)
- Body aches, tension, weakness, and muscle cramps
- Difficulty thinking straight or focusing
- Psychosis (hallucinations and delusions)
- Seizures, especially among those taking high doses
These symptoms aren’t just uncomfortable—they can be life-threatening. The convulsions and seizures caused by sudden benzodiazepine discontinuation present a real risk to your health. For this reason, experts recommend medical supervision for those detoxing from benzos.
Outpatient Benzodiazepine Detox
Acworth Outpatient Detox has designed a fully outpatient protocol for benzodiazepine detox. When you come to our office, you’ll receive one-on-one attention from a credentialed medical professional. They will assess your symptoms, discuss your substance use, and prescribe medications to alleviate Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Xanax withdrawal symptoms. You’ll gain access to our comprehensive recovery programming, which helps you to address your reasons for taking benzodiazepines and prepare for long-term recovery. All you have to do is dedicate two to three hours each day to our program—we’ll handle the rest!
Our providers also offer round-the-clock medical consultations, available at any time—day or night. If you have a question or a concern, all you have to do is pick up the phone. We’re here for you 24/7.
Addicted to Benzos? Help is Available.
Whether your dependence emerged as a result of misuse or by-the-label dosing, benzodiazepine addiction can be incredibly difficult to overcome on your own. Acworth Outpatient Detox has crafted an effective, convenient treatment program to safely discontinue the use of these drugs. If you’re experiencing Xanax withdrawal symptoms, feel like you have to keep taking Valium, or want to quit taking Ativan, we can help. Contact us to learn more about at-home detox for benzodiazepines.