Typically, medicines prescribed for anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia are considered benzodiazepine. Although these medicines are safe when taken as recommended, they can become addictive if taken incorrectly. Benzodiazepine drugs work by affecting to the Gamma-Amino-Butryic-Acid or GABA receptors in the brain. GABA receptors help us to feel calm, relaxed, and serene. Due to this, benzodiazepine is particularly useful when enduring stress or emotional turmoil. Another useful side-effect of this tranquil state is the ability to sleep soundly.
Unfortunately, Benzodiazepine dependence can occur when a patient’s GABA production shuts down. When this occurs a patient will experience severe anxiety, restlessness, and other uncomfortable feelings. In extreme cases, patients may lose contact with reality or have seizures. Due to this, people who are suffering from benzo withdrawal are highly recommended to contact an addiction specialist at MyConcerigeMD to schedule a detox and treatment plan that is specifically catered to individual needs.