North Dakota Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) Detox & Rehabs

Last updated: 11 March 2022

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An addiction can be treated with a proper medical detox program, followed by inpatient or outpatient drug and alcohol rehab. Within the state of North Dakota are different inpatient and outpatient drug treatment centers to help benzodiazepine addicts. A tolerance for benzodiazepines will develop the longer a person remains on the drugs.

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Abuse of Benzodiazepines in the state of North Dakota

The abuse of benzodiazepines is definitely an issue in North Dakota, and that can be seen in the following statistic. In 2012, the prescribing rates of each state was determined by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the rate for North Dakota was at 31.1 benzodiazepine prescriptions per 100 persons, which is still high, although not in the highest rates. This problem is helped greatly by the ND Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP), which is a tool used to collect and access information about a patient's prescription history for controlled substances, and physicians can also use it to report suspected abuse of prescription drugs, so their patients can get help if needed.

Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives and tranquilizers and are prescribed to treat anxiety, alcohol withdrawal, seizures, insomnia, and muscle relaxation. Benzodiazepines directly affect the central nervous system, and induce intense calming and soothing effects. These drugs are prescribed for legitimate health reasons, but unfortunately benzodiazepines are easy to purchase illegally through online pharmacies. Benzodiazepines causes an intense surge of dopamine that can become habit forming, and this can lead to a physical or psychological addiction. These tolerances are similar to what will happen with an opioid addict. Some of the commonly prescribed benzodiazepines include Valium, Klonopin, Librium, Ativan, and Xanax.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

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on March 11, 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.