Don’t let the pain of withdrawal, or the fear of failure, keep you trapped in the downward spiral of Ativan addiction. Our detox professionals can keep you safe and comfortable as you take your first steps on the path toward long-term recovery.
Learn Why Detox Can Be Necessary for Effective Treatment
Ativan is a prescription medication that is typically used to treat symptoms associated with anxiety disorders. The active ingredient in Ativan is lorazepam, which is a substance found within the category of benzodiazepines.
When someone consumes Ativan, he or she will experience a sense of relaxation and minor sedation. When used as prescribed and under the care of a certified prescribing professional, Ativan can be safe and effective. Sadly, the pleasing effects of Ativan make this substance one that is highly sought after by those who are looking to self-medicate, as well as those who are looking to achieve a recreational high.
Regardless of why an individual starts to abuse Ativan, doing so places him or her at great risk for a number of negative effects and outcomes, including addiction. When someone becomes addicted to Ativan, he or she will start to lose the ability to manage how often he or she abuses this substance and how much of the substance he or she consumes.
Ativan addiction, which clinically is referred to as benzodiazepine use disorder, is characterized by a significant urge to use the drug and the development of tolerance, which means that an individual will need to continue to consume greater doses in order to experience the desired effects. Those who become addicted to Ativan will also begin putting the acquisition and use of this substance over holding up their academic, personal, and professional duties, which can lead to dramatic damage in nearly all areas of one’s life.
Sadly, ending a pattern of Ativan abuse can be very challenging when an individual has become dependent on this substance. It is imperative for those addicted to Ativan to seek care at a treatment center, such as Blue Ridge in Georgia, that provides detox services.
What Happens During Ativan Withdrawal
When an individual has developed an Ativan addiction, his or her body will adapt to the presence of this drug, and will react in a painful manner when the individual ends or dramatically reduces use of the substance. Soon, he or she will experience the following painful symptoms of withdrawal:
- Tremors and twitches
- Intense cravings for Ativan
- Excessive perspiration
- Anxiety and agitation
- Heightened heart rate
- Nausea and vomiting
When an individual attempts to end his or her Ativan abuse without professional treatment, the severity of these symptoms can quickly derail the effort. While the person might have started the effort with the greatest intentions, the knowledge that the pain of withdrawal can be minimized simply by going back to Ativan abuse can be very tempting.
When an individual attempts to withdraw from Ativan, the resulting feelings of shame and failure can cause him or her to fall deeper into a stronger cycle of substance abuse. In addition to agitating their Ativan abuse, this failure might also dramatically delay the individual’s next attempt to break free from the confines of Ativan addiction. Luckily, a better option of care at a dedicated Ativan treatment center is available.
The Importance of Detox for Ativan Abuse
When an individual has been unable to clear his or her body of Ativan before beginning treatment, he or she can benefit from finishing detoxification, or detox, at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center in Georgia.
When an individual begins detox at Blue Ridge, he or she will be taken care of by the understanding professionals who have experience in helping individuals through the process of clearing their bodies of Ativan abuse. Depending on the severity and nature of one’s withdrawal symptoms, these professionals might prescribe specific medications that can work to eliminate or dramatically reduce the physical and mental pain one might be going through.
In addition to being a more comfortable experience, detoxification at our treatment center is much safer than trying to withdraw from Ativan on one’s own. Our professionals supervise the physical health and emotional wellbeing of individuals in detox on a 24/7 basis, and we also ensure that no one has access to Ativan that was being abused before starting treatment. Therefore, an individual can be assured of finishing detox without jeopardizing his or her health or risking an immediate return to the abuse of Ativan.
Depending on one’s specific strengths, goals, and needs, he or she might also be able to engage in individual and/or group therapy while still in detox.
Benefits of Ativan Detox
Comfort, security, and safety are the most immediate benefits of finishing detox for Ativan addiction at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center. However, our detox program also offers a number of long-term advantages, including the following:
- At the time of detox, an individual’s mind and body will start to heal from the destruction of Ativan addiction. The process of regaining strength, clarity, and focus is a critical step in the process of recovery that will empower the individual to defeat the many obstacles that he or she might encounter on the road to recovery.
- Finishing detox at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center can offer an individual a priceless sense of success and accomplishment. Following the pain of addiction, the short-term victory of completing detox can help an individual develop the positive state of mind that will add to continual progress at the time of treatment and throughout one’s recovery journey.
- When an individual finishes detox at Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center, he or she can then move right into residential treatment without ever leaving our facility. This ensures continuity of care, prevents treatment gaps, and helps the individual avoid the stresses, pressures, and other triggers as he or she obtains a stronger foothold in early recovery.
To obtain more information about Ativan detox, residential treatment for addiction, or any other aspects of our services, please reach out to us as soon as possible. We can answer any and all of your questions and help you decide if Blue Ridge Mountain Recovery Center is the best place for you or a loved one to heal.