Utilizing Evidence-Based Substance Abuse Treatment in Southern California
Ativan and other sedatives are commonly prescribed to treat anxiety. However, these drugs can lead to dependence and addiction when taken for an extended time or when used for non-medical reasons. Ativan dependence is characterized by withdrawal symptoms when this drug is suddenly stopped, and can often lead to life-threatening complications without professional treatment at drug rehab. Knowing more about Ativan and how this drug works can help you and your loved ones stay safe and reduce the risk for addiction, overdose, and death.
Evidence-Based Addiction Treatment Serving Southern California
Anti-anxiety medications fall under the umbrella of benzodiazepines, or simply “benzos.” Since their introduction to the market in the 1960s, benzos have been regularly prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, insomnia, alcohol detox, and other conditions. While they are highly effective when used as prescribed, these pills can easily be abused.
Am I Addicted to Benzos?
When addiction begins to set in, benzo users may notice they need more pills to experience the same state of intense relaxation and euphoric high they experienced when they first took the pills. This indicates a growing tolerance, which is a classic warning sign of addiction. Eventually, the person who once had a legitimate need for a benzo prescription will find themselves physically and psychologically dependent on their pills.
The intense cravings for more benzos can lead to poor judgment calls, such as failing to follow through with school and/or work obligations, relationship troubles, and loss of interest in formerly enjoyable activities. Other warning signs of addiction include experiencing withdrawal symptoms when pills are not on hand, such as dizziness, sweating, tremors, and nausea. To disguise their substance abuse, the addict may isolate themselves and become irritable and agitated when confronted about their unusual behavior.
Benzo Addiction Recovery
Getting clean from benzo abuse takes more than just willpower. Freeing yourself from a powerful addiction takes a collaborative, team approach from experienced addiction treatment specialists, starting with a supervised medical detox. The purpose of detoxification is only to get the drug safely out of your system and stave off the painful symptoms associated with withdrawal – you are not considered “recovered” once you are out of detox. Everyone recovers in a unique way, but at Dana Point Rehab Campus, we use evidence-based addiction treatment techniques to set you on the path to lifelong sobriety. We treat each person as a unique individual and cater treatment to their needs.
We believe sobriety is possible for anyone, but realize it can’t happen overnight. With time, persistence, and commitment to following an individualized treatment plan, healing is possible. To facilitate recovery, we employ many proven clinical techniques to help patients recover from substance abuse. The goal of our approach is to reprogram an addict’s brain, so it can start to heal.
You can beat benzo addiction with our help. We offer the following types of treatment at Dana Point Rehab Campus:
- Medically supported detoxification
- Cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of addiction with co-occurring mental illness
- Rational emotive behavioral therapy
- Medication management
- Relapse prevention
- Individual, group, and family therapy
- Fitness activities
- Skill development
Treatment for Benzo Addiction in a Supportive Environment
Our holistic treatment team at Dana Point Rehab Campus is here to help you or your loved one break free from the chains of addiction. To help you recover, we will be by your side every step of the way with a personalized treatment plan to ensure your needs are met with expert care. Our beautiful, luxurious treatment facility sits on a hilltop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and provides the perfect, peaceful backdrop to start your journey to sobriety.