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Benzodiazepine Detox

At Sequoia Detox Centers, we offer medically-supervised drug and alcohol treatment, and our medical detoxification process can help with benzo detox.

What is Benzodiazepine (Benzo) Addiction...

and how can Sequoia help?


Benzodiazepines, also known as "Benzos", are depressants used in medical settings to reduce anxiety, relax muscles, and produce other sedative effects. When mixed with other sedatives, benzos can be incredibly dangerous, and they’re problematic on their own as well. These highly addictive drugs require medical detoxification if patients are to find their sobriety. Drugs that influence the nervous system within the brain have some of the most challenging withdrawal symptoms.

Benzos work by weakening the influence of inhibitory interneurons in the brain. These neurons work to prevent too much dopamine from flooding the brain, but benzos stop these cells from doing their job, resulting in a rush of dopamine and a pleasurable feeling. This is what makes drugs like benzos so addictive, but it’s also what makes them so dangerous.


Detox from Benzos in a Safe, Medically-supervised Program

After completing the medical detoxification process, patients will take their next step of treatment. This can include a variety of unique programs and therapies, such as faith-focused treatment, individualized therapy, group therapy, art therapy, and much more. We’ll recommend and provide the best path for each patient’s needs.

What Can I Expect From Treatment?

The exact benzo detox timeline will vary from patient to patient, depending on the duration of use and severity of benzo detox symptoms. These symptoms are not simple discomfort or something that can be treated at home. You should not, under any circumstances, detox from benzos without full medical detoxification processes.


Our medical detoxification service supports safe and effective benzo detox by mitigating any symptoms and addressing any dangers through round-the-clock medical support at our center for medical detoxification.

Benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms include:
  • ​Palpitations

  • Tremors

  • Seizures

  • Nightmares

  • Panic Attacks

  • Poor Concentration

  • Hallucinations

  • Delirium

  • Nausea

  • Metallic Taste

  • Depression

  • Perceptual Distortions


Get help for Benzo Addiction at Sequoia Detox Center

Addiction is a combination of chemical, behavioral, and even emotional processes. To safely treat addiction, a benzodiazepine detox and treatment program must address each aspect of an individual’s addiction. With our holistic approach to recovery, patients can find freedom from benzo addiction. We understand how to address all aspects of active addiction, including medical attention and therapeutic care.



Decide when you're ready

✓ Call or email us to begin your recovery

✓ Speak with our qualified staff to assess your condition and specific needs

✓ Coordinate a date and time to be admitted


Receive your assessment

✓ Visit our discreet location with payment and approved personal items

✓ Work with our medical and clinical staff to review your values and treatment goals

✓ Receive a physical exam to determine medication protocol options and length of stay


Begin treatment

✓ After working with our highly trained staff, decide what medication regimen will be best for you and begin immediately

✓ Settle into your private room, personalize your meal plan, and participate in treatment activities

✓ Work One-on-One with clinical staff to determine your next steps


Continue your recovery journey

✓ Your clinical staff will provide multiple options for follow-up care, depending on your treatment goals

✓ Our staff will coordinate your admission and any travel and insurance considerations to ensure your recovery journey is not interrupted

✓ Move forward towards your goal of sobriety in the preferred partner setting that best fits your lifestyle