Benzo Addiction Treatment in South Florida

  1. Premier facility for integrated dual diagnosis treatment in South Florida
  2. Personalized, holistic treatment and intimate care by experts
  3. Expertise in complex substance use disorders, including Benzo addiction
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Admission Process

The Path to Recovery Starts Here

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Pre-Admission Assessment

Confidential assessment to tailor your treatment plan

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Verification of Insurance

We verify your coverage and clarify costs with your insurer

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Set your admission date and prepare for your stay


Recognizing the Signs of Benzo Addiction

People who use benzodiazepines excessively may experience withdrawal symptoms when they try to cut back or quit, including anxiety, trembling, and insomnia.

As tolerance develops—a common aspect of addiction—people may need larger dosages of benzodiazepines to have the same effects over time.

People may devote a lot of time and energy to getting and abusing benzodiazepines, neglecting other obligations and pursuits in the process.

People who are unable to manage their benzodiazepine consumption may continue to use the drug despite suffering negative repercussions on their relationships, jobs, or health.

Benzodiazepine addiction can cause people to participate in dishonest practices like doctor shopping, which involves obtaining prescriptions from several sources.

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Outcome-Driven Mental Health and Addiction Treatment

Data derived from 1,508 patient surveys conducted by Vista Research Group, a third-party clinical research firm, from 1/1’23 to 2/29’24.

86 %

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Meet Your Support System

Expert Licensed Clinicians Committed to Your Recovery

  • Dr. Joel Wertheimer, MD

    Wertheimer, MD

  • Ana
    Carbonell, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Lisa Micheletti

    Micheletti, LMHC

    Clinical Director
  • Alejandro Jimenez

    Jimenez, RN

    Director of Nursing
  • Matthew Rosborogh


    Executive Director
  • Monya Holt

    Holt, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Barbara Barroso

    Barroso, RCSWI

    Primary Therapist
  • Sarah Pastor

    Pastor, LMHC

    Primary Therapist
  • Stephine Yaskal

    Yaskal, MS, CAP

    Primary Therapist
  • Maria Dona

    Dona, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Aimee Rolle

    Rolle, MS

    Primary Therapist
  • Paula Buitrago

    Buitiago, RMHCI

    Primary Therapist
  • Tharlene Pou


    Neurofeedback Technician
  • Heather Brathwaite

    Brathwaite, PhD, PMHNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner
  • Nancy Adrien

    Adrien, PMHN-BC

    Nurse Practitioner

Benzo Addiction Treatment in South Florida

Benzodiazepines are prescription tranquilizers that are prescribed for a number of conditions, including anxiety disorder, panic disorder, seizures, and sleeplessness. They are often referred to as sedatives or anxiolytics. The benzodiazepines Niravam, Ativan, Xanax, Librium, and Valium are the most widely used varieties.

Serious, long-term health issues including anorexia, anxiety, migraines, tremors, sleeplessness, and memory issues can result from chronic abuse of drugs. We at Compassion Behavioral Health provide successful benzodiazepine addiction therapies. Our team of experts, with extensive training and expertise, is dedicated to guiding you towards a successful recovery.

Symptoms of Benzodiazepine Addiction

The most common symptoms of benzodiazepines abuse include:

  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Weakness
  • Mood changes
  • Impaired judgment or thinking
  • Asking others for their benzodiazepine pills
  • Risky behaviors like driving after abusing benzodiazepines
  • Combining benzodiazepines with alcohol or other drugs
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Causes and Risk Factors of Benzodiazepine Addiction

Some people have a tendency toward addiction. Despite this, however, there is no single cause or risk factor that states a person will become addicted to a drug such as benzodiazepines. The most common causes and risk factors for benzodiazepine addiction include: 

  • Genetics
  • High levels of stress
  • Family tragedies 
  • Being female
  • Lower socioeconomic status
  • Drug or alcohol exposure at an early age
  • Childhood abuse or trauma 
  • Unemployment
  • Mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and PTSD

It’s also important to note that benzodiazepine abuse rarely occurs alone. In fact, 80% of individuals who abuse benzos also abuse other substances, like opioids.

Benzodiazepine Addiction Treatment at CBH

Abuse of benzodiazepines can have long-term negative effects on organ health if left unchecked. We will identify the most appropriate therapy based on each patient’s unique needs and lifestyle. We provide a variety of secure, well-researched therapies, including 

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) 

Group therapy

Individual therapy 

Motivational interviewing 

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)


We also treat patients who are facing both benzodiazepine abuse and a mental health disorder. Between our Substance Abuse Treatment Program and Mental Health Treatment Program, we can effectively treat both disorders at the same time.

Residential Treatment for Benzodiazepine Addiction at CBH in South Florida

 Compassion Behavioral Health provides an extensive Residential Treatment program for individuals in need of an organized and rigorous approach to benzodiazepine addiction rehabilitation.

Our residential care offers clients a secure, healing environment where they can reside while getting round-the-clock assistance and therapy. For those who need a more intense therapeutic setting away from the pressures and triggers of their daily lives, this level of care is ideal. Round-the-clock monitoring and an individualized treatment plan incorporating several therapies like CBT, DBT, group therapy, and individual counseling are all included in the program.

Our residential treatment program aims to treat the root causes of addiction while assisting clients in achieving long-term recovery.

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Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for Benzodiazepine Addiction

While the Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) gives more support than standard outpatient programs, it offers a lower level of care than our residential therapy. PHP is intended for those who don’t need round-the-clock monitoring but still need regular medical monitoring and therapeutic assistance. Patients in our PHP can go back to the housing we provide non-treatment hours, spending several hours each day, five days a week, receiving treatment. A variety of therapeutic modalities, including individual therapy, group sessions, and educational workshops on benzo addiction, are included in the program, which focuses on medication management, coping skills, and relapse prevention.

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Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Alcohol Addiction

We have an option for individuals looking for flexibility in their recovery process: our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at Compassion Behavioral Health is designed for people who are moving from rPHP levels of care, or for people whose circumstances permit them to participate in therapy while carrying out their everyday obligations. Sessions are arranged during daytime or evening hours to accommodate obligations to family and work. The IOP includes therapies such group therapy, individual therapy, and support groups to strengthen recovery skills, enhance social and familial relationships, and improve the control of emotions. The program’s objectives are to assist clients in maintaining their recovery and incorporating healthy habits into their everyday lives.

Every person struggling with benzodiazepine addiction can find a road to recovery that best fits their requirements and circumstances by choosing from a variety of treatment options offered by Compassion Behavioral Health, such as PHP, IOP, and residential treatment. Our dedication to delivering individualized, compassionate treatment is the cornerstone of everything we do, helping our clients move toward a future free from drugs and alcohol.