Lorazepam is the generic name for the popular benzodiazepine Ativan. It is commonly used to treat anxiety and sleep disorder, and is one of the most commonly abused prescription sedatives. The drug is also used to treat seizure disorder in certain cases. Lorazepam abuse causes a variety of physical, psychological and lifestyle issues and very often requires professional treatment. Benzodiazepines like lorazepam are responsible for an increasing amount of fatal overdoses in the United States. Between the years of 2001 and 2014, deaths due to benzodiazepine overdose increased fivefold, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. If you or a loved one is one of the thousands of Americans suffering from lorazepam abuse or any other type of benzo addiction, call RU Encore today to get help.
Effects of Lorazepam Abuse
Physical and Psychological Dangers
Prolonged and untreated lorazepam abuse yields a wide range of acute and long-term side effects. These issues will vary based on how long and frequent the user has been taking the drug. Some of the more common physical and emotional side effects of lorazepam use may include:
Fatigue and Drowsiness
Impaired Motor Skills
Muscle Pain and Weakness
Slow or Shallow Breathing
Delayed or Reduced Reaction Time
If you’re experiencing these or any other serious symptoms related to your lorazepam use, talk to your physician immediately to evaluate your dosage.
Living with Lorazepam Abuse
Lorazepam abuse also takes an enormous toll on users’ quality of life. it can very quickly lead to legal issues, DUI, erosion of family relationships, job loss, financial insecurity and a decline in mental health. Although it is often used to treat sleep disorder, taking too much lorazepam too often can lead to serious and profound disruptions in sleeping habits. Treating lorazepam abuse and addiction requires a comprehensive blend of medically supervised detox and behavioral rehab. RU Encore is ready to help you or your loved one overcome lorazepam abuse today. Call us now at (844) 25-MUSIC.