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Inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation can help addicts through addiction, but they must first start with medical detox. The withdrawal pains can be quite severe and painful and will require the supervision of healthcare professionals. Within the state of Georgia are both inpatient and outpatient drug treatment centers, and this also includes the proper type of detox to help addicts.

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Abuse of Benzodiazepine in Georgia

In the state of Georgia, there are a lot of issues with prescription drug abuse, including benzodiazepines. The problem of overprescribing medications or people taking them for non-medical use. This problem has been going on for a while since, in 2012, the prescribing rate of benzodiazepines in Georgia was 37 prescriptions per 100 persons. This is an alarming number, but the state has implemented something to help with this issue. The Georgia Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was put in place to help reduce the overprescribing and duplicate prescribing of controlled substances, as this electronic database requires medication dispensers to log every prescription they make and so when a new prescription is asked for, the dispenser is provided with this patient's prescription history.

What are the benzodiazepines addiction warning signs?

Benzodiazepines, also known as Benzos, can result in addiction rather quickly. Addiction to benzos can be realized by certain signs such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Impaired speech
  • Anxiety
  • Headaches

The chronic abuse of benzodiazepines can lead to serious physical and mental health problems. Some of these problems include anorexia, insomnia, anxiety, tremors, and memory problems. Addiction should be treated quickly, because the longer a person is abusing benzodiazepines, the worse the symptoms become. The increased tolerance for the drugs will also place the addict at risk of an overdose. Some of the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, and Ativan. Despite these drugs being prescribed for legitimate medical problems, they will cause severe addiction if they are abused.

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List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Georgia

The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in Georgia. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact one of our treatment specialists at 1-800-304-2219.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on April 4, 2022

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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.