Doctors prescribe Ativan as a short-term treatment for anxiety disorders, insomnia, and seizures. In higher doses, it induces a state of euphoria and relaxation in the user.
Ativan is one of a class of drugs called benzodiazepines, or benzos. Benzos are sedatives that work by depressing the central nervous system, making you feel calm and relaxed.
However, benzodiazepines are highly addictive, and physical dependence can build very quickly. Doctors should only prescribe Ativan for periods of less than four months.
Misuse of benzodiazepines like Ativan is a growing problem in the United States. People misuse Ativan because of its pleasurable effects. According to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, around 2% of adults have misused benzos at least once. Misuse of Ativan increases the chance of dependence and addiction.
Withdrawing from Ativan can be very dangerous and even fatal and must take place under medical supervision.
If you are struggling with an Ativan addiction, the path to recovery may seem scary or impossible. However, with the proper support, anyone can recover from addiction.
At Cirque Lodge, we offer an individualized detox and treatment program led by medical experts. We combine different addiction treatment approaches to provide the most effective treatment for you. You will find our treatment facilities in the heart of the Rocky Mountains are the perfect place to rediscover your love of life without addiction.