Ativan Rehab in Kennesaw, GA
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According to AARP, Ativan is one of the most addictive short-acting benzodiazepines. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most prescribed. Approximately 1 in 5 American women and 1 in 10 American men have taken Ativan or a similar medication.
While Ativan can be effective for treating anxiety and other conditions, patients can develop physical dependence after 2 or more weeks of daily use. Even patients who do not develop a full-blown Ativan addiction may struggle to stop using the drug on their own. Fortunately, North Georgia Recovery Center is here to help.
If you are ready to recover from Ativan addiction, we will be by your side every step of the way.
All you have to do is call us at (678) 940-7873 today.
What Is Ativan?
Ativan is the brand-name of lorazepam, a benzodiazepine used for short-term anxiety relief. Like other “benzos,” Ativan slows activity in the brain to allow for relaxation. Some people describe Ativan as a “miracle drug” for treating anxiety, but the relief from the medication doesn’t always last. Many experience “rebound symptoms” when the drug wears off and find it difficult to cope with daily life without the drug.
Additionally, due to its calming effects, some people use Ativan recreationally. Whether you take Ativan according to a prescription or to “self-medicate” or relax, you may become addicted. Sadly, Ativan can become addictive even with perfect prescription use.
Our team of professionals in Kennesaw, GA can help you reclaim your life from Ativan addiction.
Signs and Symptoms of Ativan Addiction
The signs and symptoms of Ativan addiction are similar to those associated with other drugs.
You may have an Ativan addiction if you:
- Use or want to use Ativan regularly
- Have intense urges to use Ativan
- Lose interest in activities you once enjoyed
- Take more Ativan or use for longer than you intend to
- Spend most of your time using or recovering from Ativan
- Use Ativan without a prescription or take larger doses than prescribed
- “Doctor shop” for multiple prescriptions
- Buy Ativan from illegal or unofficial sources
- Spend money you don’t have on Ativan
- Engage in risky behaviors, like driving or unprotected sex, while using Ativan
- Need more Ativan to feel the same effect (tolerance)
- Feel sick when you stop taking Ativan (withdrawal)
- Continue using Ativan even when it negatively affects your life
- Try and fail to stop using Ativan
Sometimes, loved ones are able to notice an Ativan addiction before the person who is struggling. Your friend or family member may be struggling with Ativan addiction if you notice mood changes, social changes, changes in appearance or behavior, poor grades or work performance, health issues, or money problems associated with their Ativan use.
Treatment for Ativan Addiction
If you are worried about yourself or someone you love, explore our programs and treatment options at North Georgia Recovery Center. Not all addictions are the same, nor are all people who struggle with addiction. For example, a person with an addiction to Ativan or any other type of benzodiazepine medication isn't going to have the same needs of someone dependent on alcohol or opioids. For best results, each person should receive an customized treatment program that addresses their individual needs.
People often say that addiction is a disease that feeds on isolation, and isolation is the opposite of what you will experience at North Georgia Recovery Center. Our partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs allow you to maintain your outside connections and commitments while connecting to others in recovery and making a commitment to your own sobriety.
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Recovery is not easy, but it does not have to be as dismal as what you see in movies and television. When you enter recovery at North Georgia Recovery Center, you spend time with licensed therapists in state-of-the-art facilities – and you have a family of individuals committed to your success. In addition to your team, you will have the opportunity to connect with others in recovery.
We help you resolve underlying problems and give you the resources you need to overcome Ativan addiction, once and for all. With the right recovery community, you can get through the hardest parts of withdrawal and build a foundation for your future.