Across the state of Pennsylvania are different types of drug and alcohol treatment. Some of the inpatient or outpatient rehabilitation programs are equipped to help someone addicted to benzodiazepines. The first step taken should be a proper detox, which can be done at one of the medical detox programs within the state. Typically, anyone addicted to benzodiazepines will attend a medical detox program, it will be here where they can manage withdrawal pains and symptoms safely.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Pennsylvania

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

In the state of Pennsylvania, the misuse of benzodiazepines is a concern. This kind of issue can sometimes be caused by inappropriate prescribing practices. In 2012, there was data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) concerning the prescribing rates of US states for different drugs. They found that the prescribing rate for Pennsylvania was 46.1 prescriptions for benzodiazepines per 100 persons, which puts it in the top 15 highest rates in all of the United States. To control this issue, the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was put in place. It collects all the information on every prescription of Schedule II-V controlled substances filled in the state. This helps provide better care for patients, by ensuring that if there are abuse patterns detected by healthcare professionals through the system, they can get help for treatment if they wish to do so.

Environmental factors can play a significant role in people becoming addicted to benzodiazepines. Someone may have been prescribed them because of a traumatic incident that took place, insomnia, anxiety, and other mental health conditions. If benzodiazepines are not taken as directed, the user can become physically and psychologically dependent on them. What will occur is, that the longer someone takes the drug, the increased tolerance will make it extremely difficult to get off the drug.

What does benzodiazepines addiction look like?

Although benzodiazepines have a calming effect, they are very addictive. The higher the frequency of abuse, the faster the addiction. The addiction leads to symptoms that include:

  • Amnesia
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Poor coordination
  • Impaired judgment

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Marcel Gemme, DATS

Marcel Gemme, DATS


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.