After two to three weeks of everyday use of benzodiazepines, due to receptor damage in the brain, human organism creates a strong tolerance. This happens because an addict wants once again to feel the security, stability, emotional balance, that these drugs can provide. This is why patient needs a benzodiazepines addiction program. This is completely safe and non-pain procedure which will clean your body from these substance.
1. Benzodiazepines addiction program – Diagnostics: Assess the physical and mental condition
The first and most important phase of treatment. The essence of diagnosis is to assess the physical and mental condition of the patient. In order to assess the physical condition of the patient, the standard diagnostic examination includes:
- urine test
- tests for hepatitis B and C, as well as for HIV infection
- general analysis of blood
- biochemical blood test
- examination by the internist doctor
In order to assess the mental state of the patient, a standard diagnosis examination includes psycho-diagnosis. Doctors use psychological tests are to determine the level of dependence and ho much did the use of benzos affect the mental health. Also, they can determine whether there are signs of mental disturbance or depression, degree of motivation for rehabilitation and self-criticism. After diagnostics, team of doctors examine the results. They do it in order to develop a treatment strategy and plan. In cases where the diagnosis reveals serious deviations in the tests, doctors can organize additional tests or treatment for the accompanying diseases. Depending on the problem, doctors may prescribe MRT, EEG, ultrasound, X-ray, endoscopy and analyses of the concentration of drugs and narcotics. There can also be an examinations by cardiologists, neurologists, endocrinologists, specialists in infectious diseases etc.
2. Detoxification – your body will be cleansed of benzodiazepines while you sleep
3. Benzodiazepines addiction program – Cravings for psychoactive drugs (tablets) disappear and your brain resumes normal activities
In order to avoid possible withdrawal symptoms, such as involuntary muscle contractions, this therapy includes the anti-seizure medication. Naturally, this treatment includes also vitamins, GABA antagonists and neurometabolic medications. They will all accelerate the recovery of the central nervous system.
As you move forward with your recovery, you will notice vast improvements in the quality of your sleep. Your appetite will return as well as the strength increase.