When people have a medication addiction, they are usually dependent on or addicted to benzodiazepines (sedative or sleep-inducing, anti-anxiety, relaxant medication). This addiction is discussed in greater detail below.

Symptoms and causes

Withdrawal symptoms

  • Sleeplessness
  • Anxiety
  • Irritability
  • Feeling of being rushed
  • Muscle relaxation, muscle twitching
  • Tremors
  • Heart palpitations
  • Headache

Treatment centres and specialisations

Psychiatric Department (PAAZ)

Latest publication date: 21/01/2021
Supervising author: Dr Raemdonck Jan