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Permanent Side Effects of Lorazepam Abuse

Lorazepam (the generic drug found in products such as Ativan) is a psychotropic depressant that sedates the central nervous system to treat anxiety and seizures. It is both physically and psychologically addictive. Patients with a preexisting tendency toward addiction or with significant personality disorders are the most likely to become addicted, especially if they take more than the recommended dose. If you abuse lorazepam and think that you will not damage either your health, mind or loved ones, think again. Lorazepam addiction can devastate your life, so take action today to quit using drugs.

Lorazepam Withdrawal Symptoms

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Withdrawal symptoms reinforce addiction and can include the following problems:

  • Headaches
  • Anxiety
  • Mild depression
  • Sleeplessness
  • Irritability
  • Vertigo
  • Nausea and vomiting

Once the body becomes inured to lorazepam, quitting its use is no mere act of will, nor is it safe to attempt detox without professional help.

Dangers of Lorazepam Overdose

Due to the body’s eventual tolerance for lorazepam, users must take higher and higher doses to achieve the following effects:

  • Dreaminess
  • Sedation
  • Possible hallucination

By increasing your dosage without consulting a physician, overdose becomes likely. The following are a few of the effects of lorazepam overdose:

  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Hypotension (blood pressure below a healthy level)
  • Hypnotic status
  • Amnesia
  • Coma
  • Death

Even if someone survives an overdose and endures detox, the long-term effects can be damaging.

Long-Term Effects of Lorazepam Abuse

Whether by a one-time overdose or a prolonged period of abuse, lorazepam can permanently damage a patient’s body and mind. Lorazepam abuse has long-term effects such as the following issues:

  • Mental impairment
  • Anxiety
  • Agoraphobia
  • Severe amnesia
  • Liver damage

Not only does the body suffer, but the addict’s way of life suffers as well. Abusing lorazepam can drive away loved ones and future or present employers due to any of the following effects:

  • The addict may begin to act self-important
  • He may forget his friends and acquaintances due to the amnesiac effects of the drug
  • He will seem restless and unsatisfied when not under the influence of lorazepam

The seemingly desirable effects of recreational lorazepam abuse are not worth the risk.

Lorazepam Addiction Help

Our toll-free helpline, which is available 24 hours a day, can help you escape the devastation of lorazepam abuse. Call us today to find caring, professional recovery help for yourself or your loved one. Let us lead you toward recovery and a reclaimed life.

If you have questions about getting yourself or a loved one into a successful Lorazepam treatment program please contact us today. We have admissions counselors standing by to answer all your questions and put you in a treatment center that fits your specific needs.