Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, are potent and addictive drugs that are commonly misused by adolescents. Benzo addiction can be devastating, but adolescent substance abuse treatment at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery can help your teenage son start living a healthier life. To get started, call [Direct] today.
Understanding Benzo Addiction
Benzos are drugs that are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders. This class of drugs includes medications such as:
Benzos treat anxiety by slowing activity in the central nervous system, which can help people experience a sense of calm, relaxation, and anxiety relief. Yet this effect can also produce a sense of euphoria, lowered inhibitions, and increased sociability, making it a commonly misused class of drugs.
Benzo addiction can have severe consequences for adolescents. The hallmark of a benzo addiction is continued use despite these harmful consequences, and many adolescents will be unable to stop using benzos without getting evidence-based treatment for benzo addiction.
Among others, some of the most common symptoms of benzo addiction include:
- Loss of interest in hobbies or activities outside of benzo use
- Using more benzos than intended or for longer than intended
- Craving benzos
- Problems at school or home due to benzo use
- Worsening physical or mental health symptoms
- An inability to stop or cut down benzo use on their own
- Mental and physical withdrawal symptoms if benzo use suddenly stops
But while the outlook of a benzo addiction may seem severe, there is hope. Benzo addiction treatment in North Carolina can help your adolescent learn how to stop using benzos once and for all, learn effective strategies to resist relapse, and build a happier and healthier life in recovery.
How Adolescent Benzo Addiction Treatment in North Carolina Can Help
The adolescent treatment program at Foothills at Red Oak Recovery uses an abundance of evidence-based interventions to help teens recover from a benzo addiction. Our benzo rehab was built from the ground up for your teens’ success and offers several different programs and services to accomplish this goal.
Teens face a number of personal and developmental challenges. They often have competing responsibilities at home, school, and in their social circles. Adolescence is when most substance use begins and is the ideal opportunity to intervene for future success.
Our all-male benzo rehab has been designed to cater to all of the unique needs of adolescents during treatment, including:
- Academic programming to keep your teen on track
- Treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions
- Family therapy options to bring parents and siblings into the recovery process
- Evidence-based substance use interventions that help teens achieve abstinence
With these foundations in place, any teen struggling with a benzo addiction can achieve recovery.
Treatment for Benzo Addiction
Treating the benzo addiction itself is a holistic process of whole-person healing. Our program uses multiple different styles of therapy to help meet your teen’s unique needs, including options such as:
- Individual therapy with master’s level therapists
- Group therapy with peers working toward recovery
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Equine-assisted therapy
These therapies are designed to help teens manage benzo cravings, learn new skills to sustain a life in recovery and overcome mental health symptoms that often drive teens toward substance misuse.
Start Treatment With Foothills at Red Oak Recovery
Helping a teen to recover from a benzo addiction isn’t always easy—but it is possible. Our adolescent benzo addiction treatment program has the tools and resources to help your teen break free from their addiction once and for all and get back on track to living a better life.
Call Foothills at Red Oak Recovery today at [Direct] or use our online contact form. Our team can help walk you through the process and will be there to support your teen every step of the way.