Ativan Addiction Treatment in Florida
Overcome Your Addiction With the Tranquil Shores Team
Ativan is one of the most widely prescribed benzodiazepines, second only to Xanax. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most addictive. Anyone from any walk of life can become addicted to Ativan, especially if they take the drug for longer than 4 weeks at a time or in combination with other substances.
Even with perfect use, Ativan can be addictive. Many people need medical help to defeat withdrawal symptoms and must taper their Ativan use to obtain a successful recovery.
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What Is Ativan?
Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam and is used for the short-term treatment of anxiety and panic disorders. Like other benzodiazepines, Ativan works by slowing down your nervous system and affects the brain’s GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid) receptors to make you feel calm.
While this feeling can be helpful in the face of a panic attack, Ativan also inspires feelings of relaxation and euphoria that can quickly become addictive. When someone uses too much Ativan, they will build a tolerance to it, which means they will need more and more of the drug to achieve the same effects.
Someone who takes Ativan regularly may also be unable to stop all at once and will have to gradually stop using the drug – usually with medical supervision.
If you’re worried about your Ativan use, our addiction specialists are ready to talk to you 24/7. If appropriate, we can help you begin the admissions process.
How Can I Tell If I’m Addicted to Ativan?
According to Rolling Stone and the U.S. Natural Library of Medicine, “people who’ve taken an excessive amount of Ativan may exhibit unusual behaviors, shakiness, trouble speaking and slurred speech.”
While seeing someone behave this way may be one hint that they are struggling with an addiction, other signs and symptoms of Ativan addiction include:
- Using or wanting to use Ativan on a regular basis
- Isolation and relationship issues due to Ativan use
- Neglecting hobbies and responsibilities to use Ativan
- Needing more and more Ativan to achieve the same effects (tolerance)
- Spending lots of time getting, using, and recovering from Ativan
- Spending money you don’t have on Ativan
- Doing illegal or dangerous things to get Ativan
- Engaging in risky behaviors while using Ativan
- Being unable to cut back or stop using Ativan
The behaviors above can have an enormous impact on your life, and they can be hard to overcome.
Luckily, Tranquil Shores can help.
Why Choose Tranquil Shores?
Tranquil Shores is a 24-bed private drug and alcohol recovery center in Florida. Our beachside condos provide a serene and nurturing environment where you can overcome your Ativan addiction and rediscover sobriety and holistic wellbeing.
We help you recover by providing you with the customized treatment and personalized care you deserve. At Tranquil Shores, we have a 3 to 1 client to counselor ratio, which means you will have plenty of time and attention with your therapist, which can use to deeper exploration and more permanent results.
If you are ready to leave your Ativan addiction behind and reclaim your life, look no further than Tranquil Shores. Everyone at our facility understands what you are going through, and we are fully committed to helping you get better with the treatments and therapies that work for you.
Together, we can overcome this.