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Successful Drug Intervention for Hydrocodone Addiction

Benzodiazepines are a type of psychoactive drug and are widely prescribed throughout the United States.  These drugs are used to treat problems such as anxiety, seizures, relax muscles and induce sleep.  Generally, the short-term use of these drugs is relatively safe; however, Americans across the nation use them for the long-term and become addicted to them.  Some common benzodiazepines prescribed in the country are Xanax, Librium, Valium, and Diazepam, among many others.  Benzodiazepines are prescribed legally, yet are easily obtained illegally.  Most people who abuse these drugs are getting them from friends or family.  However, the pills can be easily purchased from street-level drug dealers in most major cities.

Newman Interventions performs many interventions for families with loved ones who are addicted to benzodiazepines.  An addiction to benzos progresses gradually, and most start with a legitimate prescription.  The family may not know what is going on, or just believe the family member requires the drug for a certain medical condition.  However, long-term use leads to dependency, which creates tolerance for the drug.  Essentially, the body and mind become accustomed to the drugs and require them daily.  The family may start to notice changes, both behavioral and physical.  One clear sign is they are going through their prescriptions quickly, and require immediate refills.

Planning for an Intervention for Benzo Addiction

An intervention for benzodiazepine addiction is well planned, because the drug user may still be holding down a job, maintaining some level of responsibility in life, but slowly becoming addicted to the drug.  It is never too early to do an intervention, and our professional intervention team can help you organize the intervention quickly.  Newman Interventions will also help the family find the proper detox and treatment if you have not already located one.  Benzodiazepine addiction progressively becomes worse and does lead to the abuse of other drugs.  Intervention is often the only successful way to convince a benzo addict they need help.  When you first contact Newman Interventions, we will go through the entire process, answer your questions, and gather the drug history of the addict.

Benzodiazepine addiction is another prescription-drug problem the United States Americans are struggling with.  A study published in the American Journal of Public Health in 2016, found that there was a 67% increase in adults filling prescriptions for benzodiazepines.  Pharmacists across the nations have also been warned not to prescribe benzos to people who are using opioids.  Opioids and benzodiazepines both cause respiratory depression, and increase the risk of an overdose.  This is often an issue that a professional interventionist comes across.  Therefore, the intervention must happen quickly, and Newman Interventions can work with your family to ensure this is done properly.  Regardless of what state the drug user is in, an intervention can be done successfully and save his or her life.

         

Works Cited – Hydrocodone – Sept 17/19

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