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A person struggling with drug use often believes they can control when and how much they use. Yet, this rarely occurs, especially when that person is addicted to benzodiazepines (commonly referred to as benzos), prescription medications like Xanax, Valium, and Klonopin typically used to manage stress and anxiety. When benzo abuse turns to benzo addiction, feelings of guilt and depression may lead individuals to deny they have a problem or refuse to seek treatment. But their situation will only get worse without intervention and proper professional support.

At TruHealing in Baltimore, Maryland, we provide comprehensive substance abuse treatment. Our benzo addiction rehab program can help individuals stop using benzos and return to health, overcoming the disease of addiction.

How Benzo Addiction Affects the Body

Lady holding coffee on a sidewalkLike many drugs, benzodiazepines create physical changes in a person’s body. These changes begin with restricting functions of the brain. The result is larger amounts of dopamine get released into the system.

High dopamine levels give the person calm and pleasurable feelings. While this might seem like a good thing, continued use affects certain brain receptors. Their neural system also begins to change. Those good feelings make the person more vulnerable to needing benzos. Pleasure is drug-induced and can lead to an addiction when the neural system changes progress.

Long-term abuse of benzodiazepine increases the likelihood that a person will develop a tolerance for the drug. The person must ingest higher doses or take it more frequently before achieving the desired effects. They become more susceptible to physical dependency.

Developing a tolerance and dependency on benzos can push a person further away from stopping. They might try to stop using the drug on their own. However, they will go through a distressful and painful withdrawal period. Most likely, they will return to using benzos to alleviate the discomfort. This makes it extremely unlikely to end this problematic cycle of benzo abuse without professional treatment.

Our benzo addiction treatment program offers a controlled environment while a person goes through the withdrawal phase. Trying to stop alone is not only distressful to the person’s system, but it is also very dangerous. At TruHealing Baltimore, individuals will get immediate access to trained experts who can guide them through their therapeutic options such as:

Importance of Benzo Addiction Treatment

Willpower alone is not enough to beat an addiction to benzodiazepines. Addiction is a disease, and like any disease, requires professional support to help individuals heal and recover. Our drug addiction experts can help the person in many ways, including:

  • Dealing with the underlying issues that led to drug use
  • Learning tolerance, dependence, and addiction aspects that can trigger drug use
  • Developing mechanisms to cope
  • Connecting with others who know what the person is going through because they are dealing with similar situations
  • Learning positive ways to deal with daily life 

Through support and rehab like this, individuals can address their underlying mental health issues while also overcoming the physical effects of dependency. Our benzo addiction treatment program is the best way for individuals to restore their sobriety.

Find the Support You Need at TruHealing Baltimore

At TruHealing Baltimore, we recognize how difficult overcoming the compulsion for benzodiazepines can be. In fact, addiction is not a choice; it’s a disease. As such, we stay committed to providing comprehensive care and treatment. Our benzo addiction treatment program offers a holistic approach by providing therapeutic options like family therapy, trauma-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, and group therapy within our addiction treatment programs. Some of our programs include:

No matter what type of support or rehab you need, we can help. Addiction to benzodiazepines should not control your life. Let us help you overcome the compulsion to abuse this drug. Contact our compassionate team of professionals at 833.782.2241 to learn more about our benzo addiction treatment.

Why TruHealing Baltimore?

TruHealing Baltimore is your partner for recovery. We are ready to give you or your loved one everything they need for recovery that stands the test of time. The only requirement is a little hope and enough willingness to try. The sober, happy and peaceful life you’re imagining is much closer than you imagine. Give us a call (833) 782-2241 and we can start moving in the right direction. 

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Kathy Michelle Hill

Clinical Director

I am a National Certified Counselor with expertise in addiction and criminal justice. I am a member of PSI CHI Honor Society and the Psychology Honor Society.  I have also been recognized by a “Who’s Who Among Students” award.  
My goal for this position is to formulate strategies that will improve the clinical team’s performance, for both clinical and client success. It is rewarding to me to support clients through role modeling, positive motivation, and determination. 

My goal for this position is to formulate strategies that will improve the clinical team’s performance, for both clinical and client success. It is rewarding to me to support clients through role modeling, positive motivation, and determination. 

I am a helper by nature. My most pleasurable moments in life are helping others who have experienced adversity and who are seeking guidance to improve their lives.  

Kathy Michelle Hill, LCPC, NCC, CSC-AD, is the Clinical Director at TruHealing Baltimore. Hill received a BS in psychology from Tuskegee University in 1993, a MS degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Baltimore in 2006, and a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020. Hill is currently a PhD student in Applied Behavior Analysis at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is expected to graduate in 2026.  

Stacy Decker
Director of Operations

I joined the team at TruHealing Hagerstown in 2020. Before starting my current position, I worked as an administrator in outpatient surgical care, and then joined an ambulatory surgery center development company as Regional Director.  I enjoy using my medical background and business knowledge—in conjunction with my personal experiences in recovery—to encourage and support clients seeking treatment.

Abstinence and recovery are an integral part of my life. Being able to help other people who are suffering with a substance use disorder has been a blessing. TruHealing Hagerstown is the only inpatient facility in our community to help people suffering with substance use disorders. It’s incredibly rewarding to give back to my community.

Staci Decker is the Director of Operations at TruHealing Baltimore. 


As we continue to grow Amatus Health, the need to stay competitive and differentiate ourselves in unique ways is crucial. Building creative approaches to reach more people will take our company to new heights. This is why I am pleased to announce that we are officially rebranding. Our new national name, TruHealing Addiction & Mental Health Treatment, will eventually replace Amatus Recovery Centers.

You may be asking, “Why are we doing this?” This new name will give us national uniformity and help brand ourselves as a whole, which will be done in phases. You will still see our existing facility names co-branded with TruHealing for the time being.

Healing is what we do. Everyone who comes through our doors is in a moment of profound struggle in their lives. We support them through a life-changing process of healing and recovery, and they leave our facilities changed. This new name is a representation of that process. As mentioned above, it also allows us to have a national brand, which will make us a recognizable name in the addiction and mental health field.

In summation, these changes present an excellent opportunity for our organization to develop our mission, vision, and purpose. I look forward to prosperous growth as we head in a new and positive direction.


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Mark Gold
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