By: Zinnia Healing Editorial Staff | Edited By: Rebecca Hill
Everything You Need to Know About Lorazepam Detox
Zinnia Healing provides lorazepam addiction treatment to break free from physical dependence and substance use disorder. If you have a prescription medication addiction to lorazepam or any other benzodiazepines, Zinnia Healing’s detox centers can give you the treatment you need.
Entering a treatment program that includes detox and behavioral therapy is the best way to recover from prescription drug addiction. Keep reading to learn more about lorazepam addiction, detoxification, treatments, and how Zinnia Healing can help you.
If your Lorazepam use is causing problems in your daily life, call the helpline at (855) 430-9439. Get in touch to learn more about lorazepam detox treatments and find a Zinnia Healing detox center near you.
Lorazepam is a prescription drug also sold under the brand name Ativan. It is a benzodiazepine (benzo) prescribed by medical professionals to treat anxiety, sleep disorders and panic attacks. However, some people misuse lorazepam to feel “high” or relaxed. If you or your loved one has an Ativan addiction, they may need to enter a detox program at a rehab center.
Signs of Lorazepam Addiction
A lorazepam addiction is a form of substance use disorder. You may have an addiction if you have the following signs:
- Cravings for lorazepam
- Withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking lorazepam
- Spending a lot of time looking for lorazepam
- Experiencing difficulties at school or work relating to your lorazepam use
- Withdrawing socially unless you have lorazepam
- Noticing side effects of lorazepam use causing health or social problems but continuing to use it
How Lorazepam Addiction is Treated
Lorazepam addiction is treated like other forms of substance use disorder. This means you may stay at an inpatient treatment center and complete a detox program. You can also choose outpatient treatment or complete an inpatient program and return to the treatment center for outpatient.
An outpatient program is more appropriate if you have completed detox or have a mild addiction. However, if you still have a strong lorazepam addiction, then you should consider inpatient detox treatment.
Lorazepam Detox – What to Expect
If you decide inpatient rehab is right for you, you’ll start with detoxification (detox) as part of your addiction treatment. This is where you take your last dose of lorazepam and allow your body to withdraw from the drug. Tapering from the drug may be necessary.
As you have a physical dependence on the drug, you’ll experience withdrawal symptoms when discontinuing use. Tapering or a medical detox can help to minimize these.
Some people experience more severe withdrawal symptoms than others. This is usually dependent on the severity of your substance use disorder. Those with more severe cases may need medical detox treatment, which means they’re given medication to make withdrawal more manageable. Common lorazepam withdrawal symptoms include:
- Heart palpitations
- Muscle pains
- Panic attacks
- Bowel problems
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
These withdrawal symptoms are often part of the detox process, but with professional treatment and support, severity can be lessened.
Substance use disorder can cause issues in various areas of your life. If your lorazepam use is causing problems, you may need to detox as part of a treatment plan. You can call (855) 430-9439 or send a message to learn about the different treatment options available at Zinnia Healing.
Detoxing with Zinnia Healing
Zinnia Healing helps those with substance use disorders related to prescription medication like benzodiazepines get the addiction treatment they need.
The detox process can be challenging, but the team provides medical detox where necessary to ensure minimal withdrawal symptoms. Zinnia Healing provides addiction treatment for those with severe cases of substance abuse disorder or mild prescription drug problems.
Detox rehab programs are designed to help you break free from addiction for good.
What Happens in Addiction Treatment?
Addiction treatment starts with detox. This is the first stage of recovery.
Once you have completed the detoxification stage, you’ll typically receive behavioral health treatment. Treatment may include CBT or another form of talk therapy.
Types of behavior therapies include:
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
Behavioral therapy involves talking with clinical professionals to understand your addiction, triggers, and your usual patterns of drug use. Behavioral therapy may include group therapy as well as individual sessions.
Inpatient and Outpatient Treatments
Detoxification is an inpatient treatment, which involves a stay at a rehab center in a comfortable environment for a certain time period. Inpatient also includes behavioral therapy following detox. Behavioral therapy is an essential part of addiction treatment. Detox alone is not a cure for addiction. Zinnia Healing’s treatment programs treat physical dependence and then focus on behavioral health to get to the heart of addiction.
In outpatient, you may also access behavioral therapy services at our treatment center. Outpatient clients will typically have completed a detox program and visits the detox center to access additional addiction treatment. Outpatient includes group therapy sessions and one-on-one sessions with our medical professionals.
Does Health Insurance Cover the Cost?
If you have health insurance, your insurance provider may cover addiction treatment costs. However, this can depend on several factors, including the type of insurance plan you have and the type of addiction treatment you require. You can discuss your health insurance during your initial call. Zinnia Healing staff always do their best to recommend a treatment program that works for you financially.
If your health insurance doesn’t cover the costs of a rehab program, you can pay for a treatment program with a range of payment options.
Find the Help you Need
Your recovery is the top priority. You’ll have access to the top addiction treatments and always have a strong support network around you. Whether you attend a treatment center for inpatient or outpatient, you can be sure you’re in good hands. Zinnia Healing offers comprehensive addiction treatments, covering all aspects of addiction, behavioral health, and mental health.
Addiction is an illness that can continue to progress without professional treatment. This means it’s never too late to enter recovery, whether you’re just noticing signs of a substance use disorder or you believe you already have a severe addiction.
Admitting you have a substance use problem is the first step. Take the next step today and learn about Zinnia Healing’s substance abuse treatment programs. You can call the helpline at (855) 430-9439 to find a lorazepam detox center near you, or send a message if you’d prefer.