Rehab Centers for Benzo Addiction in Iowa

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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Within the state of Iowa are some different drug treatment programs, many of which can offer the proper detox and rehabilitation for benzodiazepine addiction. The addictive power of benzodiazepines is very similar to opioids, and just like opioids; the user will develop a tolerance, which will require them to consume more. Unfortunately, with drugs, this is where addiction will begin.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Iowa

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

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Benzodiazepine Addiction in the state of Iowa

The state of Iowa has a definite problem with the abuse of benzodiazepines, which then leads to addiction or dependence. This can be confirmed when we look at the prescribing rate in 2012, which was 37.3 benzodiazepine prescriptions per 100 persons in the state. This is a problem that needs to be addressed quickly and efficiently, and the state of Iowa has implemented a program to avoid the overprescribing and abuse of prescription drugs, including benzodiazepines. It is called the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and it provides those who prescribe these drugs and pharmacists with data concerning their patients and their use of controlled substances, so they do not end up contributing to their patient's addiction or abuse of prescription drugs.

Becoming addicted to benzodiazepines is very easy, and in fact, it has been discovered that when someone takes these drugs, their dopamine levels surge, flooding the brain with that feel-good feeling. Any strong wave of pleasure will be rewarding for the individuals, and it will be something they may want to duplicate again. It is a very vicious and dangerous cycle causing severe physical and psychological dependencies. Despite these drugs being prescribed for legitimate physical and mental health reasons, there are extreme risks of addiction. Some of the commonly prescribed brand names include Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, and Librium.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on June 27, 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.