Lorazepam is a prescription drug used to treat anxiety and depression. When it is misused, a physical and psychological addiction to the drug may easily develop. Addiction occurs when a person continues using the drug as though compelled, even though there is no medical reason to continue. Addiction to lorazepam can have hazardous long-term consequences on a person’s family, friends, finances, career and health.
If you suspect that a friend or family member is addicted to lorazepam, there are certain signs and symptoms that you can look for. Abusing Lorazepam alters areas of the brain, and you may notice the following behavior:
An individual who is addicted to Lorazepam may also display the following physical signs of high toxicity or overdose:
Those addicted to lorazepam will exhibit a constant and compulsive craving to use lorazepam and may go to extreme measures to get it. They may engage in dishonest behavior such as stealing or lying. They may go “doctor shopping,” which is switching doctors frequently to obtain multiple prescriptions. Many addicts have unpredictable mood changes and will frequently seek seclusion.
If you are ready to help a loved-one with a Lorazepam addiction and stage an intervention we can help. Click the button below to contact us and learn more about interventions:
Abusing lorazepam is very dangerous. When lorazepam is used illegally to increase the effects of a “bad trip” caused by other drugs or in combination with alcohol, the results could be deadly. If you think your loved one is abusing lorazepam or is addicted to the drug, do not wait to have an intervention. It could truly be a matter of life and death.
An intervention is a deliberate and strategic effort to get the individual to admit that they have a problem and to urge them to get professional help. You may choose to have an informal intervention, a one-on-one conversation where you ask questions and voice concerns. Or you may feel that is necessary to have a formal intervention where you bring a group of people together to have each person explain how the addict’s behavior has negatively affected them. Formal interventions usually occur when the person has repeatedly refused to get help.
Here are some helpful tips for having an intervention:
Having an intervention can be very emotional, difficult, and demanding, but could be the defining moment in this person’s life that propels them to change.
Commonly, the first phase of treatment is detox. Lorazepam withdrawal can be very painful and uncomfortable, and it is important be under medical supervision so that symptoms are monitored and managed. You can also expect behavioral therapies to be a major part of treating lorazepam addiction. This can include:
Please call our toll free number today to learn more about addiction treatment for lorazepam and how your loved one can begin their road to recovery. We are available 24 hours a day to answer any questions you may have about recovery solutions and having an intervention. We want to partner with you in this process. Call us today at 1-888-898-5707.