Benzos (benzodiazepines) are typically prescribed for the short-term treatment of anxiety disorders and panic disorders.
Benzos, like all Schedule IV controlled substances, have the potential for abuse and addiction. Those dependent on this class of medication will experience intensely unpleasant benzo withdrawal symptoms when moderating or discontinuing use. Benzodiazepine detox followed by ongoing inpatient or outpatient treatment is the most effective method of streamlining benzo withdrawals.
Benzo detox and withdrawal is dangerous and potentially life-threatening if stopped abruptly without medical guidance. Effective benzo detox treatment usually involves a gradual reduction in dosage which should reduce the intensity of benzo withdrawal.