Lorazepam Addiction

Lorazepam Addiction

The Alternative to Meds Center knows that there are better resolutions for Lorazepam addiction than lifelong Lorazepam use. 


We realize that when a person tries to end their addiction to Lorazepam, also known as Ativan, some of the hardest withdrawal side effects of any medication can emerge. We provide effectual techniques of Lorazepam addiction help that substantially ease the process of recovery and alleviate symptoms of withdrawal. We know how to efficiently relieve withdrawal effects and cravings so that recovery can occur with little or no pain. Scientifically proven methods are available to help you.

We offer a way for people to end their addiction in a comfortable manner and addresses the underlying reasons which initially led to Lorazepam use. Lorazepam dependence is a challenging problem for many people and can occur with individuals in all walks of life. In 1999, an estimate of 9 million people ages 12 or older had used prescription medications such as benzodiazepines for non-medical purposes. This emphasizes the rapidly growing rate of prescription medication abuse. Lorazepam is the generic name for Ativan, an anti anxiety drug. It is classified as a benzodiazepine, sedative, mild tranquilizer and also a depressant to the central nervous system. It is manufactured in the form of pills and also as a liquid to be used for injection.

Benzodiazepines can be extremely addictive. Therefore, many Lorazepam users become physically and psychologically dependent and easily fall into Lorazepam addiction. Lorazepam tablets are nearly a white powder, and abusers of this drug will often crush the pills and insufflate them in an attempt to feel more powerful effects or to feel the effects faster. The effects of using this drug are usually felt within five minutes after administering it intravenously, within 30 minutes of muscular injection, and within 1 to 4 hours of oral administration. When an individual has become dependent on this drug, they eventually become tolerant to it too. They start to not feel the same effects from the drug as they did when they first began to take it. This can drive individuals towards Lorazepam abuse as their tolerance will make them crave higher doses of the medication. Professional Lorazepam addiction help is almost always necessary to conquer the addictive effects of this drug.

Tolerance to this medication continues to build, and benzodiazepine addicts will continuously have to increase their intake to feel the desired effect. This leads to using amounts that are potentially dangerous, particularly when the medication is taken in combination with alcohol, opiates, other central nervous depressants, and several prescription medications can cause dangerous interactions when used with Lorazepam. Substances or drugs that can interact dangerously with Ativan include but are not limited to Oxycodone ( Percocet ) or other depressants to the central nervous system, which can cause slower breathing and heart rates; sleeping pills, other benzodiazepines, and sedatives in combination with Lorazepam could cause death, and when alcohol is combined with benzodiazepines, it can lower blood pressure and breathing resulting in unconsciousness. The dangerous problems associated with this drug often require professional Lorazepam addiction treatment to safely overcome.

Benzodiazepines are commonly abused as combination drugs to either decrease or enhance the high from another substance. For example, individuals may take benzodiazepines to come down off of an amphetamine high. Or, they may take this medication to enhance the effects of the high which narcotics produce, such as heroin. Benzodiazepines are commonly related in drug overdoses, particularly when these drugs have been mixed at high doses with alcohol or other drugs. Symptoms of an overdose from benzodiazepines in serious cases include hypotension, ataxia, hypnotic state, coma, or even death. Another aspect of addiction to this medication is withdrawal. Withdrawal symptoms from this medication can include sweating, tremor, convulsions, muscle and abdominal cramps, and vomiting. Withdrawal is one of the main reasons that will encourage a person to use more of the medication as they want to avoid withdrawal. With the professional Lorazepam addiction recovery treatment provided at our center, painful withdrawal effects are vastly alleviated. Our professional team is dedicated to finding and addressing the underlying problems that resulted in Lorazepam use.

We include a medical staff that is dedicated to helping individuals overcome Lorazepam addiction. Benzodiazepines are prescribed to relieve anxiety or promote sleep; when used long term though, they often produce more problems than they were prescribed to address, including benzodiazepine addiction and pronounced medication withdrawal. This class of medications is the one which we most commonly address as unguided Lorazepam withdrawal may be incredibly challenging or even dangerous. What are Lorasepam alternatives? Our addiction treatment program uses diverse methods for this certain type of drug including careful tapering techniques, removal of the neurotoxins which have accumulated in the individual’s body as a result of the drug or environmental sources, natural substances targeted to create neurochemical support, cognitive behavioral therapy, and the benefits of numerous therapies created to promote relaxation such as acupuncture, sauna, massage and meditation. A personally tailored treatment regimen is designed for each client.

For most individuals, a rapid approach to withdrawal won’t relieve any real problems because the anxiety stays although the drug is gone. We have a goal of providing help that leads to lasting success and happiness. Trained counselors are here to answer any of your questions. Please call us to find out more about what Lorazepam addiction help can be provided to your loved one, or you. 


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