According to the National Drug Intelligence Center, sedatives are among the three most commonly abused classes of drugs in the United States, alongside opioids and stimulants. Abusing sedatives to get “high” can be very dangerous. There is a small difference between the desired dose of sedatives and an overdose of sedatives. Sedative overdose can lead to a coma, respiratory distress, and death. Withdrawal from sedatives can lead to seizures and also death.
What are Sedatives?
Sedative-hypnotic drugs, also known as sleeping pills or depressants, decrease the activity of the brain. The most common known sedatives are barbiturates (Amytal, Nembutal, Seconal, phenobarbital) and benzodiazepines (Ativan, Halcion, Librium, Rohypnol, Valium, Xanax).
Many of these prescribed sedative-hypnotic drugs provide treatment for anxiety, sleep disorders, seizures, and anesthesia during surgery. However, regular use of these drugs can lead to tolerance. The body will then adjust to the drugs, then it takes a higher dose to achieve the same desired effect. After building a tolerance, dependence can also develop, meaning withdrawal symptoms will occur if the drug use has stopped.
Symptoms of Sedative Addiction
Symptoms will vary by consumption and person. Below are the common symptoms of sedative addiction:
- Craving for the drug
- Physical dependence
- Memory loss
- Taking away from work, family, and social life
Treatment Centers XL has proved sedative addiction treatments. We look to restore the chemical balance to over the disease of sedative addiction.
Treatment for Sedative Addiction
Treatment Centers XL is the first sedative addiction treatment center in the United States to incorporate a patented intravenous amino acid infusion therapy into our program. Our patented amino acid infusions facilitate the normalization of neurotransmitters damaged by sedatives. The sedative addiction treatment at Treatment Centers XL greatly diminishes both acute and long-term cravings and withdrawal symptoms that frequently occur during a full sedative detoxification process.
Sedative Addiction Treatment – Rehabilitation
Sedative rehabilitation can typically take up to 18 months to revert neurotransmitter and receptor sites to a pre-addiction state. Although with the Treatment Center XL patented amino acid infusion protocol, we have seen sedative rehabilitation reduced immensely. Our sedative addiction treatment center strives to provide the best care for you and your loved one.
Sedative Addiction Treatment at Treatment Centers XL
We take a holistic approach to conquering the disease of sedative addiction. Treatment Centers XL provides traditional medical practitioners, nurses, therapists, substance abuse counselors, massage therapists, and acupuncturists with years of addiction treatment experience. We feel the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of you or a loved one should be considered when providing treatment for sedative addiction. It is the top priority of our trained medical staff to ensure our patients feel safe and secure throughout the sedative addiction treatment program.
Contact Our Sedative Addiction Treatment Center
Treatment Centers XL sedative addiction center is committed to providing high-quality custom care for you and loved one. We have an unmatched intravenous infusion protocol and we provide highly beneficial state of the art technology for the successful management of a sedative addiction. Treatment for sedative addiction is just one call away from you or a loved one. Take charge of your sedative addiction and conquer your recovery today.