NORTH PALM BEACH, Fla., March 12, 2018 (Newswire.com) - Prescription drugs, like Diazepam, Alprazolam, and Clonazepam are some of the most common substances abused today by Americans who are 14 and older.
Elan Recovery + Wellness is offering a multi-disciplined approach to helping those seeking help from benzodiazepine addiction and co-occurring disorders providing proven, evidence-based treatment.
Illicit use and popularity of benzodiazepines stem from accessibility. Many people unknowingly contribute to abuse by sharing their prescription with friends and family members. These drugs can also be illegally purchased without a written prescription.Oftentimes it is others who realize their loved ones have an addiction to benzodiazepines. The first step is to identify that there may be a problem. It's important to get the help that is needed so that the person moves toward long-term wellness.
“Millions of people are prescribed benzos every year, and many of them will go on to become addicted to them,” said Bob Lehmann, a chief executive officer of Elan Recovery + Wellness, located in North Palm Beach, Florida. “It’s important for those taking them and others around them to be aware of the signs and symptoms of benzos addiction so that they can get help if they suspect there is a problem.”
Repeated use of benzodiazepines can lead to behavioral problems and symptoms such as:
- “Doctor shopping” or visiting multiple offices for the same prescription
- Taking a higher quantity than prescribed or using for a longer period than prescribed
- Drowsiness, confusion, increased anxiety, mood swings or irritability
“Often it is others who realize their loved ones have an addiction to benzodiazepines,” said Lehmann. “The first step is to identify that there may be a problem. It’s important to get the help that is needed so that the person moves toward long-term wellness.”
Elan’s programs are led by trained and qualified clinicians with an established work history of success in addiction and mental health treatment. Programs are data-driven, outcome-focused and meant for long-term success. Programs include individual and group therapy, social reinforcement and relapse prevention. There is also focus on mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness.
About Elan Recovery + Wellness
Located in North Palm Beach, Florida, Elan Recovery + Wellness is a 52-bed addiction treatment and wellness center. Experienced professionals lead the way in addressing addiction to help clients achieve life-long success. Programs are data-driven, outcome-focused, evidence-based and help people plan for long-term life success.
The multi-disciplined approach to overcoming addiction also addresses the emotional reasons that often fuel it, further helping to reduce chances of relapse. For more information on Elan Recovery + Wellness, visit the site at http://www.elanrw.com or contact:
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Source: Elan Recovery + Wellness