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Đorđa Čutukovića 48, Belgrade, Srbija
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Serax Addiction Treatment and Rehab Center

Serax (oxazepam) is a prescription benzodiazepine used as an anti- anxiety medication. This medicine is usually prescribed for a short period to ease insomnia, anxiety, and alcohol withdrawal symptoms (typically 4-6 weeks). However, using Serax for too long or too frequently can lead to addiction. In this review, you will learn more about Serax addiction and how to conquer it.

Serax (oxazepam)

What is Serax

Serax is a benzodiazepine drug that temporarily relieves tension, anxiety, irritability, and agitation. This medicine works by slowing the activity in the user's brain to allow relaxation.

The drug comes in capsules of 10, 15, or 30mg. Oxazepam dosage is based on the user's medical condition, response to therapy, and age.

Indications for Use

Serax is used to manage anxiety, agitation, tension, and irritability disorders.

Serax Analogs

Espidase, Mucozen Forte, Lyser, Dranzen, Seriflam DS, and Zinase are commonly substituted for oxazepam.

The Effects of Serax Abuse

Along with the intended effects, Serax might cause unwanted effects. Using it too long or frequently leads to Serax addiction. Users can experience short-term or long-term effects. Short-term effects may disappear as the body adjusts to the medicine; however, long-term effects may require medical attention.

Short-Term Effects

Dizziness, drowsiness
Dry mouth
Diarrhea, upset stomach
Changes in appetite
Excitement or restlessness
Frequent urination

Long-Term Effects

Fever
Irregular heartbeat
Shuffling walk
Blurred vision
Headaches

Symptoms and Signs of Oxazepam Use

When someone becomes addicted to Serax, they will show some of the symptoms listed below, potentially leading to injuries or accidents if left untreated. If you start having any of the below signs or symptoms, you should have an immediate medical checkup:

Physical Symptoms

Shakiness
Skin rash
Double vision
Slow reaction time
Swelling
Yellowing of eyes or skin

Psychological Symptoms

Extreme drowsiness
Slurred speech
Decreased alertness
Loss of consciousness
Coma

Behavioral Symptoms

Inability to remember things
Changes in your regular sex drive
Lying about consuming Serax
Unable to control oxazepam use
Having intense cravings for Serax

Serax Addiction Treatment Options

Serax addiction symptoms can be uncomfortable, and getting out of the addiction is challenging without professional help. Below are oxazepam addiction treatments:

Medical Treatment for Oxazepam Addiction

Medical Detox
Medical detox is a process that is conducted to clear the patient's body of substances that he or she has consumed. The purpose of detoxification is to manage the withdrawal symptoms after the patient stops using Serax. Every patient responds to detox differently based on the strength of addiction.
Addiction Treatment Medications
Medications are prescribed to patients during or after detox to help in the recovery process. This medication is used for different purposes, including reducing cravings, managing withdrawal symptoms, or treating co-occurring disorders.
Medication-Assisted Treatment
This treatment style is used during rehab and detox to treat psychological and physical symptoms. Clonidine and clonazepam are commonly used in this treatment. Clonazepam is used to treat severe withdrawal symptoms, while Clonidine is used to relax the patient heart when the blood pressure spikes in the withdrawal process.

Inpatient Treatment vs. Outpatient Treatment

Inpatient Treatment
Inpatient treatment is recommended for people battling chronic Serax addiction. This gives the patient a chance to recover with the guidance and support of staff, supervision, structured programs, and medical assistance. During inpatient treatment, the patient stays in the rehab facility for the entire treatment duration.
Outpatient Treatment
Outpatient treatment is directed to patients with mild effects from the addiction. During the treatment, the patient stays at their sober living facility or home and travels to a rehab facility during the scheduled time for medical services, group counseling, and support.

Process and Stages of Oxazepam Addiction Treatment in VipVorobjev Clinic

Welcome to VipVorobjev Clinic! We believe that any addicted person is more than their addiction. It is possible to be free from the Serax chains of addiction. All you need is a sense of direction to help you on the right path of your healing and restoration.

In our clinic, we have helped many patients become independent and return to sobriety. Get to know how our licensed professionals are capable of doing when it comes to Serax addiction treatment:

Diagnosis of Serax Addiction

The exact diagnosis you will receive from our team will depend on the nature of your Serax addiction. This requires a thorough evaluation involving basic information and substance use questions.

We will ask when you started using it, how long you have used it, the signs and symptoms you are experiencing, and when you started experiencing them.

Also, we conduct an assessment by a psychologist, psychiatrist, and drug counselor. Urine and blood and your overall health examination are used to assess the drug use and stage of addiction to determine your perfect treatment and recovery process.

Serax Detoxification Treatment

We recommend the detox process as the first treatment for your sobriety as it cleanses off the Serax effects from your body. During this process, the patient's body undergoes withdrawal of uncomfortable signs, symptoms, cravings, and pains. We conduct detox, along with therapy and prescribed medications, to keep you comfortable and safe.

Inpatient Treatment

Inpatient treatment is desirable for patients with severe addictions and are required to stay inside our clinic facility until the addiction ends. The patient will be given 24/7 medical care along with scheduled therapeutic support.

Outpatient Treatment

Outpatient treatment is generally the best treatment for patients with less severe addictions, busy family commitments, and extensive work schedules. We allow the patients to come from their homes as they visit the clinic during the scheduled hours of the day. We will include individual therapies, medications, group sessions, and continuing care planning.

Aftercare

We advise our patients to participate in aftercare treatment to maintain their sobriety, even after completing their treatment. Aftercare involves peer support services, ongoing counseling, and participation in support groups. This method of treatment helps to prevent relapse.

The Average Length Your Serax Treatment

Treatment plans tend to last from 10 to 90 days depending on the Serax addiction severity.

The Effectiveness of Serax Addiction Treatment

Both our treatments have unique benefits for the patients; however, the effectiveness depends on the patient’s level of addiction. Mild Serax addiction can be treated through detox and outpatient treatments, but we recommend detox and inpatient treatments for severe addiction.

Cost of Serax Addiction Treatment

Cost will vary based on the preferred patient treatment for addiction. The cost of treatment typically costs around 2,700 €.

Doctors

Fighting Serax addiction will be easier when you are in the hands of our professionals. We are focused on helping our patients achieve the highest level of independence, function, and quality of sobriety life. Meet our staff who will guide you towards recovering process:

Igor Skoruta — Reanimatologist and Anesthesiologist
Irina Petkovic — Occupational Therapist
Neva Pocuca — Clinical Psychologist
Gordana Bujisic — Psychiatrist
Katarina Rvovic — Nurse

Patent and Certificates

We are licensed, certified, registered drug & alcohol specialists to help our patients fight substance addiction. We will help you get back to your everyday sober life.

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