Drug Rehab Centers for Benzodiazepine (Diazepam) in Virginia

Last updated: 27 June 2022


Across the state of Virginia are some different types of drug rehabilitation services. A benzodiazepine addiction will require a medical detox program to assist with the withdrawal pains. Further treatment options within the state include inpatient and outpatient drug rehab. Normally benzodiazepines such as Ativan, Librium, Valium, Klonopin, and Xanax are prescribed for as-needed treatment and use. These particular drugs are not meant for everyday use; when this occurs, the user will become addicted to the drugs. The state of Virginia is taken by the abuse of benzodiazepines, even though it is not the state with the most concerning issues. In 2012, there was data put together by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the prescribing rates for all states. They found that the prescribing rate in Virginia was 36.4 prescriptions for benzodiazepines per 100 persons. But, to help with the issue of benzodiazepines and other prescription drug abuse, the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP), which compiles data on all prescriptions dispensed for controlled substances in Schedule II-IV, and some included in Schedule V. This was implemented to ensure that all prescribing practices are being done safely, to avoid any overprescribing by the prescribers or abuse by the patients.

List of Benzodiazepine Treatment & Detox Centers for Virginia

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

Benzodiazepines are typically prescribed for mental health problems such as insomnia and anxiety, and will also be used as a muscle relaxant. Whenever an alcoholic is going through dangerous withdrawals, benzodiazepines will be used to help them manage these withdrawal symptoms. The problem with benzodiazepines is how highly addictive they can be. Roughly 40% of anyone prescribed benzodiazepines will begin to develop a physical and psychological dependency if they are not taking the drugs as directed.




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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.