Drug Rehab Centers for Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) in Rhode Island

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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When benzodiazepines are abused, the user will develop a tolerance for them, increasing his or her physical and psychological dependency. Within the state of Rhode Island are different inpatient and outpatient drug rehabilitation centers. Initially, an addict should start with medical detox to manage the withdrawal pains safely. In Rhode Island, one big issue is the abuse of benzodiazepines. As we've seen, these drugs have disturbing side effects, and so they can be very dangerous for anyone who misuses them. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) compiled data on all the prescribing rates of different drugs for each US state. In Rhode Island, the prescribing rate was 60.2 benzodiazepine prescriptions per 100 persons in 2012, which puts it at the 4th highest rate of all states. This is why the Rhode Island Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) was implemented. It collects information regarding all the prescriptions for controlled Schedule II-V substances. This data can then be used by dispensers and prescribers to identify patterns of abuse, so they can provide their patients with the help they need, If they are suffering from a problem with addiction.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Rhode Island

The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in Rhode Island. The list can be incomplete so please do not hesitate to contact a treatment specialist at 1-800-304-2219.

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These brand-name drugs are prescribed for legitimate physical and mental health reasons such as anxiety, insomnia, muscle relaxation, and to assist with alcohol withdrawal. Benzodiazepines are highly addictive, and roughly over 40% of anyone taking these medications may develop a dependency. Typically, when prescribed medication like this, it is not meant for long-term everyday use, but rather for as-needed treatment of the symptoms. The signs of chronic benzodiazepine abuse can be nonspecific and can include things such as changes in a person's appearance, relationship problems, lack of responsibility, and problems with work. There are some symptoms of the chronic abuse of benzodiazepines including anxiety, insomnia, anorexia, headaches, and weakness. Some of the commonly abused benzodiazepines include Valium, Ativan, Librium, Klonopin, and Xanax.

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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.