Benzodiazepine Detox Treatment

Benzodiazepine Detox Treatment "Benzo Detox" - Lakehouse Recoverym Center

For many people that are struggling with benzodiazepine abuse, we understand it can be difficult to take the first steps toward sobriety, even once they’ve made the decision that they want to do so. 

At the Lakehouse Recovery Center, we offer a benzodiazepine detox treatment (also called “benzo detox”) program that provides the support and guidance people need, in order to safely and comfortably detox and to successfully take the first step toward lasting sobriety.

The road to recovery can seem daunting, and people often feel significant anxiety surrounding the benzodiazepine detox process, which can include uncomfortable symptoms. 


Benzodiazepine Detox Treatment Details:

Benzodiazepines are depressant prescription drugs usually prescribed for symptoms such as panic attacks, stress, anxiety, or sleep problems.  Some of the most commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include:

  • Librium
  • Valium
  • Ativan
  • Xanax

Benzodiazepines work by directly affecting the central nervous system, and are usually only prescribed to people to be used for a short amount of time.  Because of this, there can be more risks when people abuse them for longer amounts of time, especially when taken along with other substances, such as alcohol.  Additionally there’s a high risk of addiction and dependency.  Because of the strong effects on the central nervous system, when people are dependent and stop taking the drugs, there can often be uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. 

Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal

These symptoms can include:

  • Panic attacks
  • Tremors and sweating
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Heart palpitations
  • Body aches and tightness
  • Irritability

People can also experience significant anxiety throughout the withdrawal period, which is one reason why most professionals highly recommend a benzodiazepines detox program in order to ensure that people detox safely and with the support they need.

At the Lakehouse Recovery Center, we combine a number of different integrative offerings, which best address each person’s particular needs and goals, throughout the benzodiazepine detox treatment process. 


The Lakehouse Recovery Center Benzo Detox Program:

First of all, our benzo detox program provides people with the medical oversight and intervention needed to minimize any physical symptoms.  At the same time, we also work with people to help them process their treatment on an emotional level, which will serve to prepare them for the upcoming therapeutic aspects of their benzodiazepine recovery. 

And lastly, we also help people to stay focused and encouraged in their goals of sobriety, by offering a number of different positive activities and experiences, which will add to the quality of their time here, throughout treatment.  Some of the activities people enjoy while in the benzodiazepine detox program include things such as

  • Rock climbing
  • Yoga
  • Hiking
  • Fishing

The Lakehouse is a safe, nurturing, comfortable environment where people can come and be dedicate their time to the first integral steps in their benzodiazepine detox treatment and recovery process.  The Lakehouse Recovery Center is located in beautiful Westlake Village in Los Angeles County. We only serve six clients at a time in order to ensure a small, supportive community environment that focuses solely on your recovery journey and detox from benzo. 

Our benzo detox program is a full-service program which provides the physical, mental, and emotional support people need, to successfully detox from benzodiazepines, and to set the foundation for a happy and healthy sober life, ahead.