Drug Rehab Centers for Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) in South Carolina

Last updated: 27 June 2022

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The different drug rehabilitation programs within the state of South Carolina can help anyone addicted to benzodiazepines or any other type of drug. Because withdrawal symptoms can be quite severe, it is recommended that an addict or anyone dependent upon these drugs attends a medical detox program. The medical detox process will safely address the withdrawal pains and symptoms allowing the patient to smoothly transition into a drug rehabilitation center. Misusing or abusing benzodiazepines can cause a great deal of harm to an individual. The side effects of taking more than the recommended dose of benzodiazepines can include drowsiness, weakness, dizziness, slurred speech and confusion. In 2012, the prescribing rates for benzodiazepines were collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and they found that in South Carolina, the rate was 52.6 prescriptions for benzodiazepines, which was the 6th highest rate in all states. This is why the state has a prescription monitoring program called the South Carolina Reporting & Identification Prescription Tracking System (SCRIPTS), and it tracks all the data on prescriptions for Schedules II-IV controlled substances, so incorrect prescribing practices can be corrected, and patients who are abusing these drugs can get the help they need.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for South Carolina

The list below will help you on how to find the different Detox & Rehabs for Benzodiazepine Addiction in South 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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Abuse of Benzodiazepines in South Carolina

Benzodiazepine addiction can cause an overdose if the drugs are taken with alcohol or with an illicit substance. Benzodiazepine overdose deaths occur every year within the United States, but can be prevented with the right type of help. A physical and psychological dependency on benzodiazepines can happen within the first few months of use if the drugs are used regularly. Typically, drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Librium are only prescribed for as-needed treatment. However, many users begin to take more of these drugs than what was prescribed. If this happens, the user is increasing the risk of dependency with increased tolerance to the drug.

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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.