Benzodiazepine Tapers

Benzodiazepines (a class of medication that includes well-known brand names Valium, Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin and Librium) can be an effective tool for treating everything from panic to insomnia. However, these drugs can also be incredibly habit forming. 

Without receiving proper warning or education about the perils of long-term use, patients often develop dependence. The experience of developing dependence on a medication taken only as prescribed can be angering and frightening.                                                                                                                         

The physical and cognitive symptoms of benzodiazepine withdrawal can range from incapacitating to life-threatening, and include heart palpitations, tremors, memory problems, nausea, and irritability. The length and difficulty of protracted withdrawal can take a toll on every aspect of your life.  

Our Approach to Benzodiazepine Tapers

Our unique treatment approach, Neurobiological Integration (NBI), is designed to provide you with both short-term symptom relief and long-term nervous system regulation to support a successful taper. This comprehensive method is tailored to meet your individual needs, and is designed to treat any underlying mental health conditions, regulate the nervous system, and provide sustainable wellbeing.

Slow, Structured Taper
We have helped thousands of patients successfully discontinue benzodiazepines through a slow, structured tapering process adapted from the Ashton Manual. Under the close monitoring and expert supervision of our psychiatry team, you will progress through an individualized taper schedule based on factors including medication, dose, potency, length of use, symptoms, lifestyle, and past experiences.

Psychological Support
True Life provides Individual, Couples, and Group Therapy options that allow you to experience therapeutic processing, undergo cognitive restructuring, and develop tools for emotional regulation and resilience. These sessions provide an opportunity to discover and treat the root cause of your initial condition.

Symptom Relief
Through one-on-one mindfulness, yoga, nutrition, fitness and bodywork sessions, our integrative practitioners work with you to manage withdrawal symptoms, calm the limbic system, rewire your stress response, and establish restorative self-care practices.