/ Skip to content

Benzo Addiction Treatment in Nashville, TN

At Nashville Treatment Center, we offer a benzo addiction treatment center for those who have become dependent on this addictive prescription medication. If you or a loved one are struggling to overcome benzo addiction, please contact our team today.

How does benzo addiction treatment work
Man looking at his benzo prescription wondering if it is safe

Benzodiazepines, also known as benzos, can become a beneficial part of improving a person’s mental health. Unfortunately, people can also develop a reliance on them that becomes an addiction. When this happens, they need to enter a formal treatment program to help them overcome it. Nashville Treatment Solutions created a benzo addiction treatment program that empowers people to become substance-free again. We provide detox as well as the next levels of care, all on an outpatient basis. People who attend our programs learn to fight the urge to relapse and can leave benzo abuse in their pasts.

What Are Benzodiazepines?

Benzodiazepines are prescription drugs classified as Schedule IV controlled substances by the Drug Enforcement Administration. These drugs attach to the receptors in a person’s brain, which affects the central nervous system. Benzos are frequently prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, panic attacks, and depression. They also help treat some sleep disorders and seizures.  

Benzos carry a risk of someone becoming addicted to them, especially if they have a history of multi-substance abuse. A report by the National Survey on Drug Use and Health stated that in the previous year, 30.6 million adults in the U.S. used benzos as prescribed. Additionally, another 5.3 million people reported misusing this type of drug. Once someone becomes addicted, they will require benzo addiction treatment.

Most Commonly Abused Benzos

People obtain benzodiazepines one of two ways: a prescription in their name or by getting them illegally. The latter includes taking benzos given to them by friends or family, or by purchasing them from drug dealers. The five benzos that are both the most commonly prescribed and the most popular illicitly obtained ones are:

  • Alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Clonazepam (Klonopin)
  • Diazepam (Valium)
  • Lorazepam (Ativan)
  • Temazepam (Restoril)

How Benzo Addiction Treatment Works

Any time someone faces a substance use disorder, they need to receive professional help from experienced addiction experts. Clinicians that treat addiction include psychologists, mental health counselors, doctors, and nurses. Treatment begins with attending a detox program, which provides medical supervision while someone goes through the initial stages of becoming drug-free. The next step is either residential care in which a person lives in a facility or outpatient care, which involves daytime sessions a person can attend while still living in their own homes.

Signs and Symptoms of Benzo Addiction

When someone is in need of benzo addiction treatment, they will experience signs and symptoms. The most common ones include:

  • Withdrawal symptoms when not using the drug
  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth 
  • Sleeping a lot
  • Lethargy
  • Slurred speech
  • Slowed breathing and reflexes
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Tremors
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Poor judgment and engaging in risky behavior
  • Loss of coordination
  • Developing a tolerance and needing to increase the dosage
  • Using someone else’s benzos
  • Doctor shopping (obtaining prescriptions from multiple physicians)
  • Using benzos with other drugs or alcohol
  • Depression
  • Moodiness

Get the Help You Need
Right Now.

We work with most major insurance providers. Get a free consultation.


How Long Does Benzo Addiction Treatment Last?

How long someone should participate in benzo addiction treatment varies, depending on the severity of the addiction and how committed the person is to their recovery. In general, a person should spend at least two months receiving consistent treatment for their substance use disorder. In fact, the longer they spend participating in therapy sessions and other activities that support their recovery, the more likely they are to stay sober for life.

How Benzo Addiction is Treated

Nashville Treatment Solutions offers several levels of care to meet a wide variety of needs of a diverse population. When someone comes to us for help, we perform a thorough assessment so we understand the details of their addiction and what services will best suit their needs. The programs we offer for benzo addiction treatment are:

Detox: Our detox program is offered on an outpatient basis. This allows a person to come in for detox treatment during the day and return home at night. This allows them to avoid putting their lives on hold by moving into a residential facility. We provide prescription medication to help minimize withdrawal symptoms during the all-important first days of getting off benzos.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP): PHP provides 30 hours a week or more of focused therapy sessions that help bridge the gap between detox and moving to step-down treatment programs. A real foundation for understanding recovery and learning how to stay sober is established during PHP.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): At our IOP, participants attend several therapy sessions per week. They continue with some of the treatment modalities from PHP but with less of a time commitment required. 

Outpatient Program (OP): Outpatient includes weekly individual and group therapy sessions to help people stay on track with recovery. OP can be attended after completing a PHP or IOP program.

Group of people at our benzo addiction treatment center in Nashville

Find Treatment for Benzo Addiction in Nashville

Have you reached a point where you can’t stop abusing benzodiazepine drugs and want help? Nashville Treatment Solutions understands the steps it takes to overcome addiction and start your life over. We provide a detox program and other outpatient treatment programs that help you conquer a substance use disorder. Our compassionate, highly experienced staff of therapists and medical professionals guide you through each step to reclaiming your physical and mental health. You will once again be able to live a drug-free life.

For more information on getting started on our benzo addiction treatment program, contact us now. 


Request a Callback


Most Major Health Insurance Will Help Cover the Cost of Treatment.

Most major health plans with out-of-network benefits will help cover the cost of treatment at Nashville Treatment Solutions. To find out your health insurance coverage, click the button below to begin your free benefits check & consultation. 

If we can’t work with your insurance, our dedicated team of treatment coordinators will find the best options that work for you.

We currently are unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans including TennCare.