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Am I Addicted to Ativan?


Ativan Addiction and Treatment

Here at Chapters Capistrano, an oceanfront drug and alcohol rehab center, rest assured that you (or a loved one) will recover from an Ativan addiction via the very best treatment strategies available. Take advantage of the benefits that come along with recovering and regain your sobriety, ultimately living a healthy lifestyle again.

General Information

Ativan is in the benzodiazepine drug class. It is commonly prescribed to relieve symptoms of anxiety and insomnia as well as withdrawals from some recreational types of drugs. Because it is a psychoactive drug, its effects can include sedative feelings, muscle relaxation and can cause a hypnotic effect. Overusing and/or abusing Ativan can cause serious and dangerous long term health risks.

Effects of Ativan Abuse

Unsupervised use of Ativan cause physical and mental health concerns. These can include depression, impaired motor skills/coordination, dizziness and other health issues. As with any prescription drug abuse, long term use of Ativan can cause a tolerance build up that require its user to increase frequency or dosage to fight off the tolerance and achieve the same feelings. If Ativan is used in combination with other recreational drugs like alcohol, antidepressants or opiates, more severe problems – and even death – can occur.

Ativan Detoxification Doesn’t Have To Be Painful

Detoxification from an Ativan addiction can seem scary and make you feel anxious, which in turn can keep you from stopping. We know that this is a trying time and the feelings of nervousness make you uncomfortable, but with our help, withdrawals won’t be so painful.

The Ativan rehab program here at Chapters Capistrano is very personalized. We use a safe and traditional form of detoxification that encompasses a mild medication to help ease the withdrawal pangs and minimizes risk of seizure. We begin to taper off this medication until your body is stabilized physically.

Chapters’ staff knows what challenges you face while addicted to Ativan. We want to help you through this first step and beyond. Call now to learn more about how we personalize your Ativan addiction recovery program. We are available any time, day or night, at 1-949-371-4198.

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