Rehab Centers for Benzo Addiction in Mississippi

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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Anyone struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines should find help immediately. Whether it is an addiction or a dependency, the first step should be a medical detox program. Within the state of Mississippi are many different types of drug rehab, and this will include medical detox. Other options available will be either inpatient or outpatient drug treatment.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Mississippi

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

As we've covered above, benzodiazepines can be very dangerous if they are not used as directed and may cause a lot of harm. And, in the state of Mississippi, it is certainly an issue. If we quickly look at the prescribing rate of benzodiazepines in 2012, it was 46.2 prescriptions per 100 persons, which is very close to the top 10 rates for all US states. To help control this issue, the state of Mississippi implemented a system called the Mississippi Prescription Monitoring Program (MS PMP), which is an electronic program used by dispensers and prescribers to track information relating to controlled substance prescriptions. This way, misuse or abuse of prescription drugs can be detected and those who are suffering from addiction can get help to be free from it.

Benzodiazepines are classified as prescription sedatives and tranquilizers and are Schedule IV drugs under the Controlled Substances Act. Common brand name benzodiazepines are Valium, Klonopin, Ativan, Restoril, Tranxene, and Xanax. These drugs are highly addictive and are responsible for countless addictions and overdose deaths throughout the United States. Benzodiazepines are often prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, and seizures, and to help an alcoholic through a withdrawal. However, these types of drugs are regularly purchased illegally on the Internet through online pharmacies.

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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.