Rehab Centers for Benzo Addiction in Minnesota

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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Benzodiazepine addiction is a very serious problem, and many addicts struggle to get off benzos. To properly treat this addiction or dependency, a user must go through a medical detox program to alleviate withdrawal symptoms. It is not advisable that anyone taking these drugs stops them abruptly. Throughout the state of Minnesota are various inpatient and outpatient drug rehab centers, many of which will help an addict through the problem. It is important to locate the proper drug rehabilitation because the risk of relapse is high because of the physical and psychological dependency, the drugs will cause.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Minnesota

The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in Minnesota. 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 Abuse and Addiction in Minnesota

The abuse of benzodiazepines can be especially harmful, and in the state of Minnesota, that has caused a lot of harm. In 2012, the benzodiazepine prescribing rate was 24.9 prescriptions per 100 persons, which is one of the lowest rates of all states that year but is still quite high and concerning. As well as that, the amount of overdose deaths involving benzodiazepines in the state is also extremely disturbing. In 2017, there were 92 deaths caused by overdoses that were benzodiazepine-related. To help with the issue and in the hopes of lowering the above statistics, the state of Minnesota put in place the Minnesota Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) in 2010 which tracks all prescriptions for Schedule II-V controlled substances, and it can assist prescribers and dispensers in identifying abuse of prescription drugs in their patients, and provide them with resources so they can get help.

Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives and tranquilizers and are often prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, muscle relaxation, and to help alcoholics through withdrawals. The commonly prescribed benzodiazepine brand names include Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, and Librium. These types of drugs can also be purchased illegally, and unfortunately, it is very easy to access these drugs through online pharmacies.

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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.