There are many people in Arizona who are suffering because of Ativan addictions. This medication can become highly addictive, and rehab and other forms of treatment are generally needed to stop using it.
Ativan (lorazepam) is a benzodiazepine. It is prescribed to treat patients with anxiety, sleep disorders, panic attacks, muscle spasms, seizures, alcohol withdrawal, and status epilepticus ( a life threatening disorder of the brain). It works by acting as a sedative, slowing down the body’s functions. The FDA has required benzodiazepines to carry the strongest warning regarding the risks of addiction, dependency, or withdrawal symptoms.
There is help for people who have become addicted to Ativan and other benzodiazepines. There are many options for treatment to fully recover from addiction or dependency. It is important to recognize that most people cannot stop an addiction without the help of professionals. There are many rehab facilities in Arizona that have quality staff to assist people from start to the day they discharge from their facility. Patients will leave the facility with a treatment plan. There will need to be an ongoing treatment plan in place because recovery is a journey
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Ativan Addiction?
Like many other drugs, withdrawal symptoms from Ativan and other benzodiazepines can be life threatening. People trying to come off these types of drugs should seek the help and support of health professionals. The following symptoms can offer and their severity is dependent on the dosage and amount taken by the patient:
- Enhanced anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Loss of concentration
- Nausea and vomiting
- Hallucinations and seizures
There is not a definitive timeline for these symptoms. It can be expected that some of the minor symptoms such as irritability, headaches, loss of concentration, trouble sleeping, etc. can appear within the first 24-48 hours of being without the drug. The more serious side effects can be expected to occur within 1.5 to 2 weeks after being without the drug. The more dangerous symptoms are hallucinations, seizures, intense anxiety, and depression. Overall, patients can expect withdrawal to last from anywhere from a week to a month depending on which benzo prescription patients have become addicted to and the amount they have been taken. Patients should not try to stop taking benzos alone.
What Can Be Expected in a Medically Monitored Detox Program in Arizona?
When patients decide that they want to stop abusing prescription drugs such as Ativan, it will be necessary for them to seek a detox program to help manage the painful and serious withdrawal symptoms. Patients can expect a thorough medical exam to determine their overall health. They will be surrounded by addiction specialists in a safe and warm environment. They will have round the clock supervision from quality medical professionals. These medical doctors will determine when medications should be provided to help with some of the more severe withdrawal symptoms.
Nutrition is an important component to the detoxing process. Detox programs in Arizona will ensure proper diet and nutrition for their patients while detoxing from drugs. Once this process is complete, patients will receive medical clearance to begin rehab in a facility so patients will continue moving forward in their recovery.
What are the Types of Rehab Treatments in Arizona?
There are many different options for treatment for patients recovering from addictions. When patients contact a facility for help, they will reach admissions experts that will be able to help them make the right treatment decisions. They will be given an assessment to complete to help guide them to which type of treatment is best for them. It will depend on the severity of the drug and the length of time they have been in the addiction. They will be given a team of experts to guide each step of recovery. For some, a combination of treatments may be what is needed. The following options are available in Arizona rehab facilities.
- Inpatient treatment programs offer 24 hour care 7 days a week in a facility. Patients who have a severe addiction to a potent drug will benefit from inpatient treatment. They can focus on their recovery 100% of the time. They are removed from their home environment and placed in a cozy, warm, safe environment with other patients that have addictions and desire recovery. During inpatient treatment, patients work with a team of quality experts during individual and group therapy. They receive around the clock support and help. Patients are removed from triggers in their environment that may cause them to relapse. They are able to engage fully in their recovery.
- Outpatient treatment is for patients who are addicted to a less potent drug and have not been addicted for years. Patients live at home and can often remain in their jobs. Patients will attend individual therapy sessions weekly. Some outpatient rehab centers offer group therapy. Outpatient treatment programs provide different levels of care from Partial Hospitalization Programs, intensive outpatient programs down to outpatient programs. The level of care patients need is determined by the patients team. Partial Hospitalization Programs require patients to be there all day Monday to Friday. They participate in activities similar to inpatient programs. They get to go home in the evenings and on the weekends. Intensive outpatient programs meet 3 to 5 days a week for several hours. They engage in individual therapy sessions and group therapy. Art therapy is often provided by a licensed therapist in outpatient programs. It can help patients to reflect on their past responses to crisis situations and process a different way to handle the situation.
Is It Safe to Seek Treatment in an Arizona Facility During the Covid19 Pandemic?
SpringBoard Recovery is diligent to implement CDC guidelines and to take every precaution necessary to prevent an outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. We care about the safety and health of our staff and patients. The following are the precautions we are taking to prevent a Covid19 outbreak in our facility.
- Increased cleaning of all surfaces that are in communal areas several times a day.
- Staff must be able to answer “no” to the common Covid19 questions such as, “Have you visited any states that have been placed on the restricted list, have you been in direct contact with someone that has tested positive for Covid in the last 2 weeks, do you have any Covid symptoms (fever, persistent cough, nausea, diarrhea, etc.)?”
- Visitation will be limited. They will be screened before coming into the facility (temperature is taken and questions about where they have been, any symptoms they may be exhibiting).
- All incoming patients will be given a thorough medical examination during the intake process before entering the facility to determine that they are healthy and not at any risk of spreading Covid19.
- All Staff will remain consistent in disinfecting their work area throughout the day with a spray approved to kill the Covid19 virus.
- Clients and staff continue to wash their hands and/or use hand sanitizer often.
- Clients and staff will be diligent to report any Covid symptoms they may have at the time that they notice any.
- We will take all the necessary precautions to prevent the spread of Covid-19. We are committed to the safety of all our clients and staff. If one of our clients test positive, they will be removed from the facility. It is our goal for them to return to treatment when it is safe for them to return. It is our desire that all our clients have the opportunity to receive the treatment and care they need to live a life of sobriety.
What are Sober Living Homes in Arizona?
It is not always in the best interest of patients to return straight home after leaving a drug rehab facility. Their living environment is too triggering for them to not relapse and start using again. In these cases the treatment team will highly recommend entering a sober living home.
Sober living homes are safe places for people to live to continue to put effort into remaining sober. In Arizona, sober living homes offer people stability and hope. People are encouraged to participate in a 12-step recovery program, life skill workshops, and personal development workshops. People living in a sober living home are working towards rediscovering the person they lost in their addiction. They move beyond just barely staying sober to putting all their effort into living a full and healthy life. Springboard offers residents the following to help them in their journey to remain living in sobriety and to help give them tools to a full life without dependency on drugs:
- Morning meditation
- Daily responsibilities
- Personal goal setting
- Daily 12 step meetings
- Professional house manager
- Individual and group accountability
- School, work, or volunteering
- Weekly progress meeting
- Random drug screening
- Nightly review of the day
Sober living homes in Arizona provide much support and encouragement to people as they leave inpatient treatment to continue their effort for full recovery. Springboard believes that a home is a sanctuary and has provided the following luxurious amenities for people who need to continue their journey in a sober living home:
- Swimming pool
- Yoga studio
- Gourmet kitchen
- Coffee service
- Deluxe outdoor grill
- Extensive programming
- Spacious, upscale residence
- Professional house manager
What Does Aftercare Treatment Look Like After Rehab in Arizona?
When leaving rehab in Arizona, patients receive a treatment plan to follow. A team has been put together with the help of the team in rehab. Patients are expected to continue in treatment. It will be different for each patient. The treatment is based on the need of each patient. Some will not be returning home, but will have the opportunity to live in a sober living home because home is not a safe place for them. All patients will be working with a therapist for individual sessions.
Therapy is necessary to continue in as patients navigate back into their daily lives. Some will go into outpatient programs because they still need close accountability and support. Aftercare will be in place for each patient before leaving the inpatient rehab facility. They continue in treatment in order to learn coping skills, how to deal with temptation to use, how to deal with triggers in their home life, what to say to loved ones about their addictions, how to manage negative influences, how to handle cravings to use Ativan or other drugs, and to ways to handle the stress of everyday life, and skills to avoid slipping into a relapse. Many will be encouraged to attend 12 step recovery meetings in which they will meet people equipped to hold them accountable in their journey.
Get Help in Arizona for Ativan Addiction: Choose Rehab for Recovery
In 2020 in Arizona, 1,141 people died as a result of drug addiction. This is more deaths than motor vehicle deaths or firearms death. The drug in-duced deaths in Arizona (17.9 per 100,000) is higher than the national rate (12.9 per 100,000). There is a need for people in Arizona to seek help and support to stop their drug addiction.
At Springboard Recovery, we provide our patients with expert teams and quality care from the intake process to the discharge process. Our patients will leave us with the confidence of having the support and help in place they need to continue to live in sobriety. The unique need for each patient is considered each step of recovery. Teams work together with their patients to make decisions based on the information, data collected from medical examinations and psychological assessments, and questionnaires that patients have completed during the intake process.
If you or a family member need care and support to help stop drug addiction, please do not hesitate to call us today. There will be an admissions expert available to help you to start the admissions process. We will contact insurance for you and determine any out of pocket expenses you may have. We will take it from the moment you pick up the phone to contact us. Contact us today.