The Good Life Treatment Center strives to reach individuals who are dealing with a variety of drug addictions, including addictions to benzodiazepines like Ativan. Many people associate drug addictions with illegal street drugs and fail to realize that countless individuals abuse prescription drugs, especially since they’re easily accessible and addictions can develop after initially being used to treat conditions like anxiety. If you or someone you know has developed an addiction to this specific sedative, you can turn to our North Palm Beach rehab facility for help.
Located near the beach, our center is both intimate and luxurious and is designed to make our patients feel calm as they put in the work to recover and reclaim their lives. It can be hard to seek help when you’re feeling alone, but it helps to know millions of people have been in your shoes before and have gotten the treatment they needed by asking for it.
Contact us online or by phone at (561) 250-8552 to seek professional help for your drug addiction. Our team takes a holistic approach to treatment through intensive therapy, wellness activities, and more.
Ativan is the trade name for lorazepam, a benzodiazepine that is typically used to treat anxiety but can also be prescribed to treat manic bipolar disorder, sleep problems, muscle spasms, restlessness, and alcohol withdrawal. Benzos act primarily on the central nervous system to increase the GABA neurotransmitter that produces an overall calming effect in the brain and body. Because Ativan produces almost immediate effects, people can become attached to the sensations quickly and take more as the effects wear off, eventually building a tolerance to the drug.
And because benzos are widely available, from doctor’s offices to home medicine cabinets, it’s no surprise to learn that Ativan abuse is widespread. However, just because addiction to benzos like Ativan is common doesn’t mean it’s any less dangerous – in 2019 alone, 16 percent of overdose deaths involving opioids also involved benzodiazepines, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Many people make the mistake of assuming that these drugs are harmless because they’re so readily prescribed and can treat a variety of issues, thanks to their relaxing effect, and will abuse them with other substances.
Though individuals who only take the recommended amount of Ativan prescribed by their doctors are generally safe from developing addictions, extended use of the drug can cause chemical changes in the brain, which can lead to an increased risk of addiction.
It’s not always easy to recognize whether you or someone you love has an Ativan addiction, but withdrawal symptoms are an obvious sign of dependence. If you’re experiencing confusion, hallucinations, or nausea after going for a length of time without taking Ativan, you may be experiencing withdrawal.
Some other signs of Ativan abuse to be aware of include:
Drug addiction can also have a negative impact on a person’s relationships. Over time, if your loved one begins to cut off communication with you and other family members, steals from you, or lies when they’re with you, it’s possible they have an addiction that they’re hiding.
While Ativan can make a person feel relaxed and ease their anxiety symptoms, the withdrawal effects can be uncomfortable and even dangerous once an addiction has developed. It might be tempting for people to think they can detox and recover on their own, especially if they reason with themselves that an Ativan addiction isn’t as serious as an addiction to a drug like fentanyl. However, people who attempt to detox from benzodiazepines can experience shortness of breath and seizures, which can be fatal if not treated immediately. Ativan addiction is serious and should be treated by a rehab center that can monitor your progress and give you the tools you need to heal.
When you seek professional help from our center, you can expect to be treated with respect and know that our team can give you the support you need during this time. Our rehab services include programs like CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy), wellness activities like yoga, and relapse prevention that can help you on the road to recovery.
Learn more about our intimate and luxurious North Palm Beach facility by calling us at (561) 250-8552. We can meet with you to discuss your options for treating your Ativan addiction.
Our facility is located right next to the beach and we strive to make your recovery as comfortable and up-scale as possible.
Recovery is not easy, but our team of specialists will walk with you every step of the way so that you can live the sober life you deserve.
Our facility is a smaller and more intimate setting that you will not get lost in. We will always make sure there is someone available for you.
At The Good Life Treatment Center, you will receive a personalized treatment plan, and you will be treated like a person, not a file.