Lorazepam Abuse and Addiction
Effective Treatment and Management
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.