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Bromazepam is a medication that is typically prescribed to patients with severe anxiety and panic disorders. Since the medication can help someone relax, health experts also recommend it to patients before an operation. Unlike other medications in the benzodiazepine family like Xanax, bromazepam isn't highly sedative. Unfortunately, if it is used recreationally or abused, the drug can be addictive.
This article sheds light on the effect and symptoms of bromazepam abuse. The article also unveils how bromazepam addiction is treated.
What is Bromazepam
Bromazepam is a benzodiazepine that offers short-term relief to severe agitation and tension. The drug reduces anxiety by lowing blood pressure and causing the nerves in the brain to produce a calming effect. Bromazepam may also be prescribed to people with sleeping disorders and insomnia, as it can also assist with sleep.
Indications for Use
Bromazepam is effective in addressing anxiety; doctors only recommend using the drug for seven days. Taking the medication for a longer period can lead to addiction and a potential overdose.Patients can take the medication for longer than seven days only when recommended by their doctor.
Bromazepam is sold under brand names Lexaurin, Lexolan, Bromage, Lexaurin, Rekoinil, Lexilum, Somalium, Lectopam and Brazepam.
On the street, bromazepam is referred to as the following:
The Effects of Bromazepam Abuse
Abusing bromazepam will result in long and short-term consequences.
Below are some short-term Bromazepam side effects:
The long-term abuse of Bromazepam may cause the following issues:
Symptoms and Signs of Bromazepam Abuse
Bromazepam is safe when it is used as prescribed; however, when it is abused or used recreationally, one may start to exhibit physical, behavioral, and psychological symptoms.
Below are the physical symptoms associated with Bromazepam abuse:
Below are the psychological symptoms of Bromazepam abuse:
Below are the behavioral symptoms of Bromazepam addiction:
Bromazepam Treatment Options
Individuals who are addicted to bromazepam, or have tried quitting but weren’t able to, should seek medical help promptly.
Medical Treatment for Bromazepam Addiction
Health experts usually treat bromazepam addiction in stages. Below is an overview of these stages:
Inpatient Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment for Bromazepam Addiction
While inpatient and outpatient treatment are effective in treating bromazepam addition, inpatient treatment will likely have a better success rate. Treatment offers more support and comfort to overcome the addiction.
The only issue with inpatient treatment is that patients aren’t allowed to leave the rehabilitation facility during the treatment period.
Process and Stages of Bromazepam Addiction Treatment in VipVorobjev Clinic
As mentioned previously, Bromazepam addiction is treated in stages. Below is an overview of each stage of the treatment:
Diagnosis of Bromazepam Addiction
Before the administration of a treatment, our health care experts at VipVorobjev Clinic will run tests and ask questions to determine how dependent a patient is on the medication and understand the symptoms they are experiencing.
Bromazepam Detoxification Treatment
A patient will be given lower doses of the medication over a period of time. This process will help prevent severe withdrawal symptoms and help patients manage their cravings for bromazepam.
Mental Addiction Therapy
The goal of mental addiction therapy is to help patients create positive behaviors and address the underlying cause of their addiction.
Behavioral therapy is geared towards helping patients build better habits, address any mental issues they are facing, and build support systems.
Average Length of Bromazepam Treatment
The time frame of treatment is intertwined with factors such as the level of dependence on the medication and withdrawal symptoms. On average, the treatment may last for a couple of weeks or months.
Effectiveness of Treatment for Bromazepam Addiction
Bromazepam addiction treatment is effective and can help patients overcome their addiction to the medication for good.
Cost of Bromazepam Addiction Treatment
The cost of the treatment is determined by the treatment program (inpatient or outpatient) a patient chose. Even if you are on a tight budget, you may still be able to get the treatment you need to overcome your addiction at VipVorobjev Clinic. Our doctors can prepare a treatment plan that fits your budget.
Our team of knowledgeable doctors have years of experience and can provide patients with the help they need to overcome their addiction.
We are DAACC specialists, offering patients certificates of completion for successfully finishing our rehabilitation program.
Our patients have wonderful things to say about us. The care and attention they received during their time at our clinic exceeded their expectations.