Benzodiazepines (“benzos”), such as Xanax, Valium, and Ativan, are a type of a mild tranquilizer psychoactive drug that’s prescribed for issues such as panic and anxiety disorders, insomnia, and seizures. The trouble with these types of drugs is that they are mentally and physically addictive, leading some people to either become dependent upon or overtake these medications. And oftentimes, people misuse benzodiazepines in combination with other substances, which can be very harmful, or even deadly. Long-term effects of abusing benzos can include cognitive impairment, decreased sex drive, and increased depression & anxiety. A physician lead detox protocol from benzodiazepines is the safest way to wean the body’s dependence from the drug. After detoxing, our clinical team will implement a treatment program to support you in the deep emotional work required to maintain long-term sobriety.