Rehab Centers for Benzo Addiction in Kentucky

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives and tranquilizers and are often prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, and muscle pains, and to help an alcoholic through his or her withdrawals. Benzodiazepines are a Schedule IV drug under the Controlled Substances Act and are highly addictive when they are not taken as directed. Some of the commonly prescribed brand names include Xanax, Valium, Librium, Ativan, and Klonopin. The clear majority of addictions to these drugs start with a prescription for them. It is important that anyone using these drugs only takes them as directed by a healthcare professional. The illegal use of benzodiazepines is very common, and in fact, these drugs can be easily purchased on the Internet through illegal online pharmacies. Often, addicts will mix benzos with other drugs such as alcohol, or central nervous system stimulants. The combination of alcohol and benzos is responsible for countless overdose deaths throughout the United States.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Kentucky

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

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Abuse of Benzodiazepines in Kentucky

Benzodiazepines are a big issue in the state of Kentucky. They have caused a lot of harm, as in 2015, out of the 1 100 drug overdose deaths, 334 involved Xanax and 123 involved Valium, most of them combining opioids and benzodiazepines. According to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), because these are both depressants, taking them together can depress breathing, which is normally what causes overdose fatality. This is a problem that needs to be addressed and taken care of, which is why the state of Kentucky has implemented a prescription monitoring program. It is called the Kentucky All Schedule Prescription Electronic Reporting (KASPER), and it was put in place to help pharmacists and health practitioners with the dispensing of controlled substance medications. It can also assist law enforcement in their investigations if needed.

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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.