Addicted to Ativan
Ativan addiction has become an increasingly abused prescription drug over the past decade and it doesn’t seem to be on the decline. When taking as prescribed, Ativan can be incredibly effective in the treatment of anxiety and can even help reduce the amount of anesthesia that is needed during surgery. If you or a loved one have become addicted to Ativan, Meridian Treatment Solutions can help you through this difficult time and back on your way to living a healthy and sober life.
Ativan is also known on the streets as “roofies” or “benzos” and belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. They reduce the level of anxiety in a person by acting on the chemicals in the brain.
How do I know if I have a problem?
When abused, Ativan can produce a feeling of euphoria which is why it has become so addictive. A lack of coordination, slurred speech, hallucinations and restlessness are also side effects of taking Ativan. While these side effects aren’t deadly, they can make the recovery process more difficult to overcome. If you find that you are taking Ativan to achieve these feelings of euphoria instead of for medical purposes, you may need to seek help.
Abusing Ativan can result in a lot of negative side effects, which include kidney failure and cognitive effects.
What can I expect?
With Meridian, your healing will not only be physical, but mental and spiritual as well. Only treating the physical symptoms of an Ativan addiction will set you up for a relapse when you go back home and fall back into your old habits. If you enter an inpatient program, you will be constantly monitored so there will be no chance that you can relapse during the difficult detoxification process. The center will also be able to help with the often painful withdrawal symptoms that are experienced when Ativan is no longer in your system. Once your body has successfully completed the detoxification process, it’s on to healing the rest of your body.
With Meridian Treatment Solutions’ expert staff, counselors and group therapy programs, your road to success will be much easier. If you enter an inpatient program, you can expect to participate in daily activities from the time you wake up until the time you go to bed. Group therapy as well as regular counseling sessions, yoga, and meditation are constant parts of your new routine. Meridian Treatment Solutions helps you to develop coping and stress reduction skills that you will be able to use for the rest of your life. You can take the skills that you will be learning in treatment and apply them to any situation that you would have previously turned to drugs for.
Where do you start?
First, start by identifying that you have a problem with Ativan and ask for help. You can’t get clean and sober unless you really want to do it for yourself, so make the decision to start living a healthy and sober life. The second thing you need to do is contact Meridian Treatment Solutions and talk with an expert that will help identify what type of treatment that will best work for your life and your particular addiction. When you have made the first steps, the rest will fall into place, take every day one step at a time and make that first step in the right direction toward Meridian Treatment Solutions.
No matter what your addiction or how long you’ve been addicted, the caring staff at Meridian Treatment Solutions will help you reach your long term sobriety goals. If you or a loved one feel that you need help getting your life back on track and you want to take complete control of your dependency on substances, call Meridian Treatment Solutions at 844-281-3116 or visit our website, www.meridiantreatment.com to speak with a representative that can help you decide which treatment program will best suit your recovery needs. With inpatient and outpatient programs available, we are sure to have a program that will get you back to a happy, healthy, and sober life.