District of Columbia Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) Detox & Rehabs

Last updated: 24 June 2022

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List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for D.C

The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in Washington D.C. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

Addiction to Benzodiazepines can be treated with detox and drug rehabilitation. Benzodiazepines are tranquilizers, and most addicts are consuming large amounts that require a detox period. It is not common that recreational users become clean on their own without help. Benzodiazepine addiction or dependency can be treated through detox and rehab.Medical detox is particularly important to help an addict who is addicted to benzodiazepine. Within Washington D.C. is different inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs to treat benzodiazepine addiction.

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Benzodiazepine Medications Abuse in DC

The District of Columbia undoubtedly has a drug problem and that includes benzodiazepines. According to the Center for Disease and Prevention (CDC) has reported that the prescribing rate for DC is at 38.4 prescriptions per 100 persons, which isn't one of the highest rates of all US states, but it is still alarming. The laws in the District of Columbia are very strict when it comes to the unlawful possession and sale of benzodiazepines. The possession of these drugs without a prescription is punishable by a fine of 1 000$, 180 days in jail or both. The sale of the drugs is punishable by 1 year to up to 30 years in jail, and a fine that can go from 2 500$ to 75 000$. The penalty will depend on the classification of the drug.

Benzodiazepines, like opioids will cause a tolerance to build up with the user, and the longer someone takes these drugs the worse the tolerance will become. The addict will require a larger amount of the drug, which can place them at risk of an overdose. With an increased tolerance, there will also be dangerous and painful withdrawal symptoms. Benzodiazepines are a prescription tranquilizer or sedative, and some of the commonly prescribed brand names include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Tranxene, and Librium. These particular drugs are generally prescribed for physical and mental-health problems. The issue with these types of drugs is the potential for addiction and dependency. Most physical and psychological dependencies begin with a prescription, and this can tend to lead to an addiction.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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Marcel Gemme has been helping people struggling with addiction for over 19 years. He first started as an intake counselor for a drug rehabilitation center in 2000. During his 5 years as an intake counselor, he helped many addicts get the treatment they needed. He also dealt with the families and friends of those people; he saw first-hand how much strain addiction puts on a family and how it can tear relationships apart. With drug and alcohol problems constantly on the rise in the United States and Canada, he decided to use the Internet as a way to educate and help many more people in both those countries. This was 15 years ago. Since then, Marcel has built two of the largest websites in the U.S. and Canada which reach and help millions of people each year. He is an author and a leader in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. His main focus is threefold: education, prevention and rehabilitation. To this day, he still strives to be at the forefront of technology in order to help more and more people. He is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Treatment Specialist graduate with Honours of Stratford Career Institute. Marcel has also received a certificate from Harvard for completing a course entitled The Opioid Crisis in America and a certificate from The University of Adelaide for completing a course entitled AddictionX: Managing Addiction: A Framework for Succesful Treatment.