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The proper treatment approach to help this problem will involve a medical detox facility. The medical detox process will have the proper medical supervision. Throughout the state of North Carolina are different inpatient and outpatient drug treatment centers to help addicts and their families. The long-term use of these drugs will cause severe and painful withdrawal symptoms. Even if someone has only been taking these substances for a short period, they will still experience withdrawal pains.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for North Carolina

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

In 2012, statistics were compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to find out the prescribing rates of US states for different drugs. For benzodiazepines, the rate was 45.3 prescriptions per 100 persons in North Carolina. This is an extremely high rate and puts it at the 15th highest rate of all states. But, this is why there was a database created to collect data on prescriptions for controlled substances, which is called the NC Controlled Substances Reporting System (CSRS), and its use is to make prescribing safer and improve care, as well as spot prescription drug abuse so that those who need substance abuse services can get the help they need.

Benzodiazepines are a class of drugs known as tranquilizers and sedatives and are commonly prescribed to treat insomnia, seizures, and anxiety, and to also help with alcohol withdrawal symptoms. There are many different brand names of benzodiazepines, and this includes Niravam, Ativan, Xanax, Klonopin, Valium, and Restoril. When these drugs are prescribed, they will come with strict instructions, because the risk of dependency is very high. A little over 40% of the people who are prescribed these drugs end up becoming dependent on them.

How to recognize benzodiazepines abuse

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, have a high risk of being abused. Taking higher than recommended doses leads to abuse, which can result in impaired judgment, poor coordination, amnesia, drowsiness, irritability, blurred vision, and confusion.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

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.