Options Behavioral Health is renowned as one of Indianapolis’ leading providers of benzo addiction treatment. Our expert staff creates personalized treatment plans to cater to each individual’s specific needs.
Learn More About Benzo Addiction Treatment
Learn more about benzo addiction treatment at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN
Benzodiazepine abuse and addiction is only treated in our dual diagnosis program.
If you are struggling with an addiction to benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, you are not alone. Many people have come to rely on these prescription anti-anxiety agents to help get them through the day, only to realize that they have become addicted to them. If you are one of these people, you probably know that you are increasingly unable to meet your obligations at home, work, or at school as the addiction has slowly started to run your life. If you have been cut off by your physician from these potent drugs, it is likely that you are experiencing incredibly unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. You may know that you need help, but you may not know how to get it. You may feel ashamed of your addiction and afraid that others will judge you harshly. But you do not have to feel that way. We can help.
At Options Behavioral Health, we understand that addiction is a disease of the brain, not a moral failing or something to be ashamed of. We believe that our center for healing will provide those addicted to benzodiazepines with the opportunity to address their addiction and begin down the pathway toward recovery. We treat each person we meet with the dignity and respect they deserve and work hard to arm them with the skills necessary to make lasting changes in their lives.
Types of Treatment
Types of benzo addiction treatment offered at Options Behavioral Health System in Indianapolis, IN
When you first come to us for treatment for your addiction, we will work hard to get to know you through a number of assessments designed to help us best formulate a plan of care that meets all of your needs. The medical examination will determine the drugs currently in your system and any medical complications that may have come about as a result of your drug use. Our psychiatric assessments will determine the severity of the symptoms and the presence of any co-occurring, dual-diagnosis mental health disorders, such as bipolar disorder. Our treatment team will take the results of these assessments and work with you and your loved ones to create a treatment plan that will meet all of your needs.
Medication management: Medication is used on a case-by-case basis and may be used to control the unpleasant symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal. We may slowly taper down these medications as you learn more adaptive ways of coping. Other people may require more long-term medication management in an effort to control the symptoms of co-occurring mental health disorders, such as depression or bipolar disorder.
Individualized therapy: Individualized therapy can be very useful for people who are struggling with benzo abuse as it affords them an opportunity to discuss the ways in which their addiction has affected their lives in an intimate setting. Here, patients are able to discuss possible causes for their depression, process through challenges that may arise while they are in treatment, and celebrate successes that they achieve.
Group therapy: Because group therapy is often seen as the best way to manage addictions in the long term, here at Options, we offer a number of group therapy sessions that can help patients bond with and work alongside others who are struggling with similar addictions. Group topics vary but often include the need for medication compliance, ways to manage unpleasant side effects of medications, and ways in which relapse can be prevented.
Family therapy: Family therapy allows patients to work with their family members by including them in their recovery processes. During family sessions, patients will work with their loved ones to mend any broken relationships, while therapists assist in providing education about addiction and recovery in order to teach family members ways in which they can assist their loved one during his or her recovery. Family involvement is often one of the most important aspects of successful addiction recovery.
Recognizing that ongoing care is often essential in facilitating lasting recovery from an addiction to benzodiazepines, the staff at Options Behavioral Health works diligently with patients to develop thorough discharge plans and arrange for aftercare supports. The therapists in each program facilitate discharge and aftercare planning by assisting patients in scheduling follow-up outpatient therapy sessions within seven days of their discharge. When necessary, psychiatric appointments are also scheduled at the time of discharge. Therapists work with patients to assess what other types of resources and referrals may be beneficial in their specific situations and will help make those arrangements as well.