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Created On Wednesday, 01, March 2017
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Vermont Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) Detox & Rehabs

Throughout the state of Vermont, addicts can receive the proper help for their addictions, regardless of how severe the problem may be. Available within the state are inpatient and outpatient drug treatment centers, most of which will help anyone addicted to benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines will cause the user to develop a tolerance to the drug the longer they take them. Further to this, a user will slowly develop a physical or psychological dependency, which will cause dangerous and painful withdrawal symptoms. A medical detox program is the best way to treat this type of addiction, and this will allow the patient to manage his or her withdrawal symptoms within a controlled setting.

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Abuse of Benzodiazepines in the state of Vermont

A big problem in Vermont is the abuse of benzodiazepines. It has caused a great deal of damage in the state. In 2012, data was compiled on the prescribing rates for each state, and it found that in Vermont, the prescribing rate for benzodiazepines was 35.5 prescriptions per 100 persons. The state then implemented the Vermont Prescription Monitoring System (VPMS) to fight the abuse of prescription drugs. It stores all the data from prescriptions made by prescribers and dispensers. It can then identify and help treat those who are suffering from an addiction problem.

Benzodiazepines are prescription tranquilizers and sedatives, and are commonly prescribed to treat insomnia, anxiety, and other mental-health problems. Benzodiazepines are also very often prescribed to help alcoholics through their withdrawals. These particular drugs such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin, and Librium deliver a massive surge of dopamine. This feel-good, calming, and soothing feeling can become addictive.

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Marcel Gemme, DATS - Author

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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.