Rehab Centers for Benzo Addiction in Oklahoma

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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Anyone addicted to or dependent upon these drugs should seek out help immediately. Within the state of Oklahoma are some different inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation programs, but the first step should be a medical detox. Withdrawal symptoms caused by a benzodiazepine addiction can be painful. Medical detox centers will have healthcare professionals capable of assisting a patient through his or her withdrawals.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Oklahoma

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

In Oklahoma, there is undoubtedly an issue with the misuse or overprescribing of benzodiazepines. In 2012, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) collected data regarding the prescribing rate of each state for different drugs, and the rate for Oklahoma was 44.5 prescriptions for benzodiazepines per 100 persons, which makes it the 16th highest rate of all states. But, the state of Oklahoma has implemented a system that can help control this problem to a certain degree. It is called the Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), and it is a database created to reduce abuse, fraud, etc. It contains the prescription information and history of prescriptions for Schedule II-V controlled substances, and can identify patterns of abuse, so those who need help can get it.

Benzodiazepines are prescription sedatives and tranquilizers, which are prescribed to treat anxiety, insomnia, muscle relaxation, and to help with alcohol withdrawal. These types of drugs are commonly abused throughout the United States. Most addictions will begin with a prescription that is not taken as directed by a healthcare professional. Unfortunately, benzodiazepines can be easily purchased through online Internet pharmacies. Numerous brand names are sold within the United States, and this includes Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium. Benzodiazepines are highly addictive and are responsible for countless overdose deaths each year.

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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.