By: Zinnia Healing Editorial Staff | Edited By: Rebecca Hill
Everything You Need to Know About Librium Detox
When someone is addicted to Librium or any benzodiazepine, it becomes extremely difficult for them to safely stop using the drug. When people attempt to quit “cold turkey,” they often feel they have no other choice but to use the drug again to help deal with the nasty side effects of withdrawal. This post will cover the importance of addiction treatment, specifically detox, for people trying to overcome Librium addiction.
If you or a loved one are interested in learning more about detox programs at Zinnia Healing, contact us today at (855) 430-9439. Help is standing by 24/7.
What Is Librium?
- Controlling acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms
- Treating insomnia
- Fear relief before surgery
Side Effects of Librium
The most common side effects of Librium include:
- Blurred vision
- Muscle weakness
- Stomach pain
- Slurred speech
Symptoms of Overdose
Once your body becomes used to Librium, your cravings may intensify and you will need higher doses to feel the same effects. This increases your risk of a Librium overdose. It is possible to overdose on Librium even though it is a prescription drug. The symptoms of overdose include:
- Blue lips
- Blue fingernails
- Rapid heart rate
- Low blood pressure
- Rapid eye movement
Symptoms of Librium Withdrawal
Withdrawal symptoms occur after your body starts to rely on Librium to function and you suddenly stop ingesting the drug. This can lead to the following symptoms:
- Muscle spasms
- Panic attacks
- Rebound anxiety
- Rebound insomnia
The most serious withdrawal symptoms include psychosis, seizures, and death — which usually occur when people try to withdraw from Librium on their own without seeking proper Librium treatment and detoxification at a treatment center.
Learn more about detox at Zinnia Healing here.
What Is Detox?
Drug detoxification, or detox, is the process of cleansing the body of a substance or substances it has become addicted to. There are several detox treatment options, including medication-assisted treatment and supervised detox. It’s important to note that detox is not a standalone treatment. It’s the first step in recovery.
Medical detox typically takes between 5-10 days. The more severe the addiction, the longer it will take to successfully complete the detox process.
What Happens During Detox?
Supervised detox typically takes place at an inpatient treatment center so the patient can be monitored around the clock to keep them as safe and comfortable as possible and prevent them from using again.
Although each person receives an individualized detox treatment plan, there are three steps to detox programs:
- Evaluation: During the initial evaluation phase, the patient’s physical and mental health are screened by a team of medical professionals. The medical detox team uses blood tests to measure the amount and type of drugs in the patient’s system.
- Stabilization: Once a patient has been evaluated, they enter the stabilization phase. Treatment providers may prescribe medications to keep the patient safe and reduce their withdrawal symptoms during this phase.
- Preparation for treatment: As we mentioned, detox is just the first step in recovery. Once a patient is stable, their healthcare team will explain the different treatment programs for them, including inpatient and outpatient treatment at rehab centers, behavioral therapy options, and what to expect. Then they will decide which course of treatment is best for the patient.
The Importance of Detox
Properly detoxing can be a matter of life or death. This is why it’s so important to find a licensed rehab program to complete the detoxification process in a safe, controlled setting to increase your chances of making a full recovery and lowering your risk of overdose and relapse.
Librium and other benzos impact how the brain’s neurotransmitters function, altering the brain’s reward and pleasure centers. Continued Librium use leads to addiction as the body starts to crave the drug and stops functioning properly without it.
People may attempt to stop taking Librium on their own, only to begin feeling extremely agitated and nauseous. When attempting to detox on their own, this is the point where people often feel as if they have no choice but to start using the drug again so they can feel “normal.” In a detox program, the option to use the drug again isn’t available. The drug is replaced by medication, therapy, and professional care to help you successfully detox from the substance and recover.
The detox process forces your body to go without the drug it has grown accustomed to, allowing the brain to rebalance and return to its natural and healthy state. Detox is a necessary part of recovery, and it’s vitally important to do it correctly.
The Benefits of Detoxing at Zinnia Healing
Zinnia Healing is a top addiction treatment provider and offers a wide range of recovery tools, including detox programs, at our state-of-the-art treatment facilities around the country. The benefits of detoxing at Zinnia Healing include the following:
- Stop drug use and physical dependence in a safe, controlled, and supervised environment that is free of triggers for relapse
- Detox in an environment that helps mitigate the distressing symptoms of withdrawal through support and medication
- Access to mental health professionals to provide critically important support to the patient as they begin the often daunting road to recovery. These professionals are also key for people with co-occurring mental health conditions and can help them deal with the overwhelming emotions of withdrawal
- Eliminate the risk of overdose
- Access a wide range of therapies, including group therapy, family therapy, wilderness therapy, music therapy, art therapy, and yoga therapy
How to Find a Detox Center Near Me
Zinnia Healing has made it easy to find a Librium detox center near you. We offer addiction treatment programs at facilities around the country. To find one near you, click here and type in the kind of treatment you’re looking for and your state.
Zinnia Healing Can Help
If you want to quit using Librium but have been unable to do so on your own, don’t worry. Zinnia Healing can help. When you count on Zinnia Healing for your detox, you’ll be under medical supervision for your safety and comfort, ensuring your success. Get in touch with us today to learn more.