Rehab Centers for Benzo Addiction in Massachusetts

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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Across the state of Massachusetts, a benzo addiction can be effectively treated at one of the many different inpatient or outpatient rehab programs. Addicts should always start with a medical detox program before starting any form of therapy. Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives or tranquilizers and create an intense calming and soothing effect on the person. These drugs cause large amounts of dopamine to release, and the pleasurable effects are rewarding, which can make it difficult for a user to stop taking the drug.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Massachusetts

The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in Massachusetts. 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 the state of Massachusetts

As we've covered above, abusing benzodiazepines can cause a lot of harm to an individual. It can even lead to an overdose. This can be attributed partly to overprescribing, which is a concerning issue throughout the state of Maryland. In 2012, there was a rate of 48.8 benzodiazepine prescriptions per 100 persons in Maryland, which puts it in the top 10 ranks of all US states. In 2017, according to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), there was a rate of 29 opioid-related deaths per 100 000 residents in the state, and approximately 38% of these deaths involved benzodiazepines. To help with this issue, the government of Massachusetts implement a prescription monitoring program called the Massachusetts Prescription Awareness Tool (MassPAT), which tracks the prescriptions of Schedule II-V controlled substances. The prescribers have access to all of their patients' prescription records through this system, which can help identify the abuse of these drugs and help them if it's needed.

Benzodiazepines are often prescribed to treat a variety of different problems such as insomnia, and anxiety, and are used to help alcoholics through withdrawals. A dependency on these drugs can develop within months of taking them regularly, and this is why they should only be taken as directed by healthcare professionals. The illegal use of benzos is a major problem throughout the United States. Unfortunately, it is very easy to purchase these drugs illegally through online pharmacies. Brand name benzos include Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Xanax, and Librium. 

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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.