Ativan Addiction

Ativan Addiction Treatment in Cumming & Suwanee, GA

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Like many prescription drugs, Ativan has a high potential for addiction, whether it’s accidental or intentional. Some people with addictions report purchasing them illegally, while others initially took Ativan to treat a health condition, only to become dependent on it over time. Many of those with Ativan addictions feel that they need the drug just to get through the day. No matter how your addiction occurred, you can turn to The Carter Treatment Center for quality Ativan addiction treatment in Cumming and Suwanee, Georgia. In our outpatient treatment program, we use a number of therapies and counseling to address not only your physical health, but your mental and emotional wellness, too.

Contact us online or by phone at (678) 737-4430 to learn more about the admissions process. We treat individuals in Alpharetta, Gainesville, Johns Creek, Dawsonville, Roswell, Canton, Milton, Duluth, Buford, Lawrenceville, Peachtree Corners, and Gwinnett County.

What is Ativan?

Ativan is the brand name for lorazepam, one of the common types of benzodiazepines. Like other benzos, lorazepam enhances GABA receptors to produce a calming effect in the central nervous system and on the body, which is why benzos are referred to as sedatives or tranquilizers.

Ativan is primarily prescribed by doctors to treat anxiety, though it’s also been used to treat the following:

  • Restlessness
  • Chronic sleep issues
  • Nausea
  • Manic bipolar disorder
  • Symptoms associated with alcohol withdrawal

Just because Ativan is prescribed by medical professionals, though, doesn’t mean it’s not addictive. In fact, like other benzodiazepines, Ativan is highly addictive, which is why doctors will prescribe the drug as a short-term treatment. Unfortunately, many Americans become dependent on Ativan when it begins altering the brain’s chemistry and they need more of the drug to achieve the same calm feelings they crave. Ativan is also extremely accessible and can be found in doctor’s offices, emergency rooms, and medicine cabinets, so there are far fewer barriers to acquiring it than other kinds of drugs.

Symptoms of Ativan Addiction

Because the effects of Ativan are subtle, it can be nearly impossible to tell whether someone has an Ativan addiction simply when they’re high. If you’re concerned about a loved one, you may have to know the signs of Ativan withdrawal, which occurs when a person has gone a period of time without using their drug of choice.

Some common withdrawal symptoms associated with Ativan addiction include:

  • Confusion
  • Labored breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Constipation
  • Muscle pain or stiffness

Someone with an Ativan addiction may also be doctor shopping, or visiting several doctors to acquire more prescriptions for Ativan. If you find that you or a loved one are spending all your time thinking about using Ativan or finding more of the drug, it’s possible you have an addiction.

A person with an Ativan addiction may also be stealing the tablets from family members. Like most drug addictions, Ativan addiction can lead to strained and broken relationships, poor performance at work and in school, and financial problems.

Knowing the signs of an Ativan overdose is also important. If you’re experiencing profuse sweating, memory loss, or breathing issues, seek medical help immediately. A drug overdose can lead to heart attacks, coma, and death if left untreated.

The Carter Treatment Center is Here for You

Whether your loved one is being affected by addiction or it’s you who is struggling, The Carter Treatment Center offers a variety of treatment plans we can personalize just for you. We also find that taking an alternative approach to drug addiction treatment is ideal for those with benzo addictions. Some of our patients have reported benefitting the most from our therapies like group therapy, meditation, yoga, and sound therapy.

Getting sober involves much more than simply ceasing to use drugs like Ativan—it requires behavioral therapy and rewiring the way you respond to life situations. Don’t wait until it’s too late to seek help for your Ativan addiction—call our team of recovery experts now.

Call our Cumming or Suwanee facilities for Ativan addiction treatment at (678) 737-4430.

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