In general, mood-altering substances are the strongest reinforcing addictive substances for patients with a predisposition for chemical dependence. Benzodiazepine has a rapid onset of action, generally a high potency effect per dosage and a brief duration of action. Chronic benzodiazepine use can cause depression, nausea, sleep difficulties, and anxiety attacks. Ataxia, intoxication, coma, respiratory depression, and death are symptoms of an overdose. These drugs taken in combination with other drugs of abuse by patients with addiction disorders, increases the potential for fatal overdose. There is also a significant risk of seizure, stroke, heart attack, or hallucination if you stop taking the drug suddenly, so it is imperative to seek medical help for Benzo detox.
Recovering from benzodiazepine dependence is most effective in restoring the body’s natural balance when in a calm and well monitored setting, with support, care and comfort.