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Our Los Angeles Benzodiazepines Detox

Benzodiazepines, often called benzos for short, are often prescribed to treat short-term anxiety and insomnia. Although benzodiazepine medications can help individuals live a healthy life when used as directed, the substances are addictive and lead to serious addiction.

In the United States, it is estimated that 30.5 million people use benzodiazepines. Of this population, about 2% of them suffer from benzodiazepine use disorder. Benzodiazepine use disorder occurs whenever individuals are addicted and dependent upon the substance.

The addictive nature of benzodiazepines is due to how the substance works. Benzodiazepines reduce symptoms by focusing on the central nervous system. The result is feelings of relaxation that can help reduce symptoms of panic or anxiety.

Because of the relaxing sensations associated with benzodiazepine use, the substances become addictive fast. After using benzos for just three to four weeks, you can become addicted to the substance and experience withdrawal symptoms whenever you stop taking the drug.

Withdrawing from benzodiazepine medications is incredibly severe and dangerous. The symptoms are super painful, and many individuals shortly relapse when attempting benzo detox on their own. Electing help from a benzodiazepine detox center can make the process less painful and more efficient.

Veritas Detox is a benzodiazepine detox center in Los Angeles. Our facility can help you detox from benzodiazepine safely and efficiently. With the help of around-the-clock medical care, you will get the support you need to begin your life of sobriety on the right foot.


To help you reach lasting sobriety, we must first cleanse the mind and body of drugs and alcohol. Your detox will be supervised by our MD.

Residential Inpatient

Our residential inpatient program allows you to disconnect from the outside world and really dive deep into our therapies.

Partial Hospitalization

Our Partial Hospitalization Program allows you to receive vital, high-quality care without needing to stay on our facility full-time.

Aftercare Planning

From the moment you enter our program, we begin planning for your life after rehab. We provide resources, therapies, and more to continue helping you post-treatment.

Alumni Program

Meet and connect with individuals that have been in your shoes. Our Alumni community of past and present clients are always ready to provide guidance.


To really beat addiction, we must identify and treat any co-occurring mental health conditions that are acting as a roadblock to your recovery.

How Long Does It Take to Detox From Benzos?

Benzodiazepine substances are highly addictive. Some of the most common benzos include alprazolam, diazepam, clonazepam, and lorazepam. Some brand names include Xanax, Klonopin, and Valium. These medications are normally only prescribed for short-term treatment because they can become addictive in just three to four weeks of regular use.

Once your body is dependent on the substance, you will experience withdrawals whenever you stop the substance. The longevity and severity of your withdrawal will depend on several factors, such as your dosage, duration of use, underline mental health conditions, and any other used substances.

Unfortunately, withdrawal symptoms for benzos are incredibly severe and longer lasting than many other substances. For benzo withdrawal, the symptoms are typically separated into two categories: acute withdrawal and protracted withdrawal.

Acute Withdrawal 

Acute withdrawal occurs whenever you first stop taking the benzos. These symptoms are the most severe. You may experience symptoms as soon as 24 hours after your last use, but symptoms normally spike 5 to 28 days after your last use. In some cases, acute withdrawal can last for several months. 

Some common symptoms experienced during acute withdrawal include:

  • Trouble concentrating
  • Physical aches and pains
  • Hyperventilation
  • Anorexia
  • Sweating
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Insomnia
  • Grand mal seizures
  • Hallucinations or delusions
  • Vomiting
  • Anxiety attacks
  • Weight loss
  • Abnormal sensations
  • Detachment from reality
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms

The severity of acute withdrawal symptoms depends on the extent of your usage. 

Protracted Withdrawal 

Most immediate symptoms subside after the acute withdrawal phase has ended. However, some side effects may linger. It is estimated that 10% to 25% of individuals with benzo use disorder have withdrawal symptoms that last for a year or longer. Individuals who suffer from withdrawals for this long experience protracted withdrawal.

The most common symptoms associated with protracted withdrawal include:

  • Anxiety 
  • Insomnia 
  • Poor concentration 
  • Depression 
  • Mood swings 
  • Loss of sex drive 

The Benefits of Going to a Detox Center for Benzodiazepines

If you or a loved one is suffering from benzo addiction, contact a benzo detox center right away. A benzodiazepine detox center is equipped to help you make it through the entire detox process, including acute withdrawal and protracted withdrawal. These facilities can also help you receive treatment for long-term recovery.

Dangers of Detoxing Alone 

Many individuals who suffer from substance use disorder believe that they can overcome their addiction by themselves. As a result, they attempt to detox with the cold turkey approach. Detoxing alone, especially when detoxing from benzodiazepines, is incredibly dangerous and ineffective.

Because of the severity and length of withdrawal symptoms, many individuals relapse shortly after stopping the drug, rendering the detox completely ineffective. More dangerous is the fact that many individuals overdose during their relapse. Overdose occurs whenever individuals overestimate the amount of the substance they need to soothe their withdrawal symptoms. 

Needless to say, detoxing from benzos alone is incredibly dangerous and ineffective. Although you might think that you can white knuckle your benzo detox, doing so is not recommended. Instead, contact a benzodiazepine detox center that will be there with you throughout the process.

How Benzo Detox Centers Can Help 

Benzodiazepine detox centers are designed to help individuals overcome acute and protracted withdrawal. Detox centers are equipped with top medical professionals and resources so that the process is as comfortable and effective as possible.

While staying at a detox center, you will have access to medications and medical resources that will make the withdrawal symptoms more manageable. Because the symptoms are more manageable, you are less likely to relapse and more likely to continue on your journey to recovery.

At the same time, you will have access to treatment resources so you can learn the tools needed to continue your recovery, even after detox is finished.

Our Benzodiazepine Detox Center

Veritas Detox is a top benzodiazepine detox center in Los Angeles. Our top-rated facility is designed to help individuals overcome acute and protracted withdrawal. We even offer long-term treatment options to help individuals continue recovering once detox is finished.

Our approach to detox is comprehensive, customized, and holistic. We begin the process with an intake evaluation. This evaluation is used to determine your physical health, mental health, and the extent of your addiction. From this evaluation, we create a custom detox and treatment plan for you.

After that, you will receive comprehensive detox care. Our medical professionals and 24/7 nursing staff are there to help you manage your pain and overcome withdrawal symptoms. During this time, you will meet with doctors and nurses to ensure you are as safe and comfortable as possible.

We don’t forget about you once detox is over. Our facility is equipped with long-term treatment options that you may participate in after detox. We offer inpatient care, family care, and aftercare planning. These treatment opportunities can help you learn tools for maintaining your sobriety long-term.

Treatment opportunities are holistic and extensive. We offer group counseling, individual therapy, and even alternative therapy to ensure you heal from the inside out.

While you are staying at our facility, you will have access to top medical resources and luxury facilities. Our facilities are equipped with comfortable bedrooms, fun living spaces, and beautiful scenery. This facility can help you relax while focusing entirely on your healing.

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We offer the full spectrum of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. Our treatment includes detox, inpatient care, and aftercare planning on an individualized level. We’re excited to help you break free from addiction.

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Call Veritas Detox Today to Begin Your Life of Recovery

If you or a loved one is suffering from benzo addiction, it’s time to get your life back. Participate at a benzodiazepine detox center to begin the road to recovery. A detox center can help you detox safely and comfortably for long lasting results.

Veritas Detox is a top-rated benzodiazepine detox center that can help you start your journey today. Contact our team to learn more about our detox program and to learn if our treatment is right for you.

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