Benzo Addiction Treatment

Benzo Treatment at Banyan Heartland

Benzos are drugs that are typically prescribed for treating anxiety or other disorders. These drugs work deep within the brain, calming overactive neurons to create a sedative effect. These drugs, formally known as benzodiazepines, are readily prescribed nationwide, with over 13.5 million prescriptions in 2013 alone. [1] As with many prescription drugs, the more a user takes, the riskier it is. Benzo addiction does happen, and benzos can be deadly if taken in high volumes or combined with other sedatives like alcohol or opioids. We offer benzo addiction treatment in Illinois to help patients get and stay sober.

Treating Benzo Addiction in Illinois

At Banyan Heartland, we’re committed to helping patients find sobriety from addiction to benzos such as Ativan, Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin. Users can become addicted both physically and psychologically, feeling like they need the drug just to function.

We offer treatment for benzo addiction. The treatment process begins with medical detox in Illinois. Through medically-monitored detox, patients can safely detox while addressing any withdrawals or adverse effects. Common benzo withdrawal symptoms include: [2]

  • Sleep issues
  • Irritability
  • Sweating
  • Muscle Pain
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Panic Attacks
  • Tremors
  • Anxiety

Our center for drug and alcohol addiction treatment in Heartland can help treat these and any other symptoms associated with Benzo addiction and withdrawals. Our team is trained and qualified to provide necessary support both medically and therapeutically.

Xanax Addiction Treatment

Xanax is one of the most widely abused benzos and it is often replicated illegally for sale by drug dealers. Like all other benzos, Xanax carries risks of substance abuse and dependence. A combination of fentanyl and Xanax was ruled to be the cause of rapper Lil Peep’s death, and the prescription pill has been the focus of many popular songs and scrutiny. [3]

As with all other opioids, professional treatment is needed to find long-lasting sobriety. Unfortunately, many people believe that this and other prescription benzos are not so dangerous because they are legal. [3] While these drugs are legal, they are still incredibly dangerous and still carry a risk for addiction and even relapse.

Finding Benzo Addiction Treatment

The full continuum of care, including detox, inpatient care, and IOP treatment in Gilman is crucial for getting and staying sober. At Banyan Heartland, we offer the support our patients need to get sober and avoid relapse. We offer effective benzo addiction treatment in Illinois for those who are ready to put their safety first and find sobriety.

Contact our addiction specialists today to learn more about our detox, inpatient care, IOP, and alumni programs for beating benzo addiction.


  1. NIH – Benzodiazepines and Opioids
  2. NCBI – The benzodiazepine withdrawal syndrome
  3. Chicago Tribune – Xanax and opioids prove lethal mix as deaths soar


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