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Ativan Drug Rehab
Ativan is one of the marketed brand names for Lorazepam (generic name), which is a highly potent anxiety medication and classified in the benzodiazepine family. It displays all of the 5 effects that are intrinsic with any benzodiazepine medications:
- Muscle relaxant
Additionally, it is prescribed for treating acute seizures, aggressive hospital patients, anxiety, and insomnia over the short term. Ativan functions by targeting a specific neurotransmitter in the brain known as gamma-aminobutyric acid. By increasing the work of this acid, it inhibits an individual’s nervous system which leads to a decrease in mental and physical excitement.
Ativan Side Effects
Ativan, like any prescription drug, has numerous side effects ranging from minor to potentially deadly. There are the common side effects and then there are severe ones that should be paid attention to.
Common side effects:
Severe side effects:
- Memory loss
- Mood or mental changes (e.g, depression)
- Severe allergic reactions (including difficulty breathing and/or tightness in the chest; hives; itching; swelling of the face, lips, mouth, or tongue)
While common side effects are to be expected with us, a person experiencing any of the severe side effects needs to discontinue their use of Ativan and speak to a doctor.
When combined with other drugs, Ativan can be deadly.
As with any type of Lorazepam-based medication, there is a high potential for abuse and addiction. Typically, the abuse comes in two forms. Either Ativan usage is continued over the long-term even against the advice of a physician – or it is used recreationally in order to get high. It is now part of the DEA’s hot list for drug threats in the US and is classified under the category of illegally trafficked painkillers and other prescription drugs. Ativan addictions are growing in number, hence the need for rehab programs devoted to Ativan drug rehab help.
Ativan Drug Rehab at Freedom Treatment Center
We offer Ativan drug rehab programs that can easily be tailored to your specific addiction treatment and recovery needs. We offer numerous alternative treatment methods as well as some very innovative recovery therapies. As with all of our other addiction treatment and recovery programs, we have witnessed the highest success rates in the US with our programs.
If you select one of our residency programs to treat your Ativan addiction, you will be welcomed into a homelike environment quite different from the clinical or hospital-like feel of other facilities.
If you would like more information on our Ativan addiction treatment programs, or if you have further questions, please contact us at the toll-free phone number listed at the top of the page.
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