Benzodiazepine Detox Program

Benzodiazepines are a class of psychoactive drugs that slow brain activity and affect the central nervous system. More commonly known as “benzos” these drugs activate receptors in the brain which play a role in its addictive tendencies. Despite their addictive nature, benzodiazepines are one of the most commonly prescribed drugs across the U.S., and are typically used to treat anxiety disorders, muscle spasms, insomnia, seizures, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms.

The detox program at The Retreat of Broward starts with a comprehensive evaluation of each patient. After this initial assessment, the patient will be medically detoxed in a manner designed to reduce excessive discomfort and to prevent medical complications.

Our clinical team, led by a licensed clinician, develop individual treatment plans and facilitate psycho-educational and discussion groups. An important part of clinical services is to develop an aftercare plan which will be able to provide the patient with opportunities to further their journey into maintaining recovery.

Because withdrawal can be a taxing process both physically and mentally, The Retreat of Broward provides ample opportunities for rest and healing, in addition to leisurely activities such as movies and interactive and recreational games. Catered meals are provided in addition to healthy snacks and fresh fruit are available throughout the day.

The Retreat of Broward provides ongoing care 24 hours a day, 7 days a week under the guidance of a medical doctor and supervision by licensed nurses Additional assistance is provided by behavioral health technicians, and patients are assigned individual substance abuse therapists with whom they will be able to discuss individual treatment and aftercare plans.




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