Benzodiazepines (or "Benzos") are used for treating anxiety, depression. panic disorders, muscle soreness, alcohol withdrawls, and more.  Like withdrawals from alcohol and opiates, benzos can make a person pretty uncomfortable for a while.

Withdrawls can be severe, and should not be taken lightly, these can include:

  • Sleep disturbances and insomnia
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability, increased anxiety, or panic attacks
  • Weakness, tremors, or seizures
  • Sweating
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Headache Psychosis
  • Hallucinations

Detoxification is necessary to achieve sobriety, but again, it's only a phase in the recovery, detoxification does not suffice for drug addiction treatment.  Detoxification should be administered by a professional.