Benzodiazepine Detox

Can You Quit Benzodiazepines Cold Turkey?

Quitting cold turkey is never recommended because the individual will experience extreme withdrawal symptoms very quickly. If is important to experience benzo detox withdrawal in a medically assisted detox. Quitting cold turkey can create serious health issues for an individual.

Types of benzodiazepines include:

Xanax, Klonopin, Librium, Valium, Ativan

Benzodiazepine Withdrawal Symptoms

OTC medicines

Because benzos build tolerance, a person will require increasingly more of the drug to find their high. It’s critical that the treatment process be under professional care. Withdrawal symptoms can be very intense and dangerous, even life threatening themselves. Do not simply remove the drug from their reach.

Some of the symptoms of benzodiazepines withdrawal can include:

Increased heart rate and blood pressure
Excessive sweating
Hand tremors

Detoxing Off Benzodiazepines

Stages Of Benzodiazepine Detox

At Peaks Recovery, our medical detox stages can look like this:

Stages of detox 1


Within the first 24 hours of admission, you will meet with our primary care physician and psychiatrist for a health and physical screening and full psychiatric evaluation.

Stages of Detox 2


To address any primary drug and alcohol substance use disorder; including any underlying mental health concerns requires medical stabilization to ensure every patient’s safety and well-being so that they can focus on their recovery goals.

Stages of detox 3


Medical Detox addresses the acute physiological and psychiatric concerns. Like the removal of a cast, the real rehabilitation begins after medical detox.

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Therapy After Our Colorado Drug & Alcohol Detox Center

Detoxing from drugs and alcohol is the first step toward recovery. However, the evidence is clear that the longer a person distances themselves from their last use of drugs and alcohol, the greater chance of recovery. At Peaks Recovery Centers, the next step in our recovery process is transitioning into our residential inpatient rehab.


Peaks Recovery Centers exclusive approach to inpatient treatment empowers men and women to leave drugs and alcohol behind them. Whether you are looking for alcohol rehab, drug rehab, our rehab program helps individuals learn and invest in new life practices, therefore they can restore and reclaim their lives.

If you are interested in Peaks Recovery Centers for yourself or a loved one, please don’t hesitate to call or fill out our form today.

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