ALCOHOL / BENZOS

Addiction to alcohol or benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium, Ativan, Klonopin) can be a slow course that one may not find to be a problem until others begin bringing it up to you or you aren’t able to meet your work requirements like you used to. However it comes about, it’s not easy to deal with on your own. Often, medications by themselves are not enough to taper down and come off of these substances. Therapy and lifestyle modifications are vital components to getting better.

*Coming off of Alcohol/benzodiazepines is a medically risky situation and should be done so under the care of a physician.

Detox

We take considerable time to provide a tailored detox plan that is appropriate for your needs. The length of the detox is determined by individual preferences as well as medical safety. A taper that is too short or abrupt cessation of alcohol or benzos can lead to seizures and/or death. Important factors to consider are: how much of the particular substance you have been ingesting; for what length of time; and have there been complications on coming off in the past.

Medication Management

There are numerous medications that can help with staying clean and maintaining sobriety (Naltrexone, Vivitrol, Disulfiram/Antabuse, Topamax). We also utilize the Sinclair Method for those that are appropriate for this form of treatment. As well, we evaluate for any underlying depression, anxiety or other mental health difficulties that could be contributing to continued use or relapse and provide medication options for treatment.

Therapy

Along with safely getting off of alcohol/benzos and considering medications for maintenance, we strongly encourage counseling and psychotherapy for long term success. You can be seen by our therapists or you can seek therapy from outside sources which will help in your recovery.