Temazepam Detox & Rehab
Temazepam is often prescribed under the trademark Resotril and Normison. NHS doctors prescribe Temazepam to treat a variety of conditions such as anxiety. Temazepam is also an effective short-term treatment for common sleeping disorders such as insomnia. GPs may prescribe the drug to treat withdrawal symptoms experienced by those suffering from alcoholism.
Temazepam belongs in the benzodiazepine family of drugs. Like other benzodiazepine drugs, Temazepam slows down the central nervous system by increasing the production of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) in the brain. Users feel relaxed. Chronic users often snort or inject Temazepam in order to attain a state of euphoria. If users continue to use Temazepam for more than two months the body builds up a tolerance to the drug’s use. This means ever greater quantities of Temazepam are required in order to experience the desired ‘high’.
Temazepam side effects
Like other benzodiazepine drugs, Temazepam causes a number of unpleasant side effects. These side effects include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Memory loss
- Loss of libido
- Breathing difficulties
The risk of Temazepam overdose and death
Temazepam overdose is a common occurrence in the United Kingdom. Between 1993 and 2012 over 1,563 British citizens died as a result of Temazepam overdose (source: Office of National Statistics). In 2012 more people died as a result of Temazepam overdose than overdose attributed to either Ecstasy or Amphetamine. Temazepam overdose is often caused by mixing the drug with alcohol or with other central nervous system depressants. For instance the Australian actor Heath Ledger died in 2008 as a result of mixing Temazepam with alcohol and a cocktail of other prescription medications.
Why choose residential rehab for Temazepam addiction?
To tackle Temazepam addiction Cassiobury Court offers a comprehensive 28 day rehabilitation programme. Rehabilitation kicks off with a thorough telephone assessment. When patients arrive at the rehab centre in North London a doctor conducts a thorough examination. All relevant medical and psychological factors are addressed in patients’ personalised rehabilitation programme.
How Temazepam detox works
Once assessment has taken place patients begin rehab by taking part in a medically assisted detox programme. Patients receive 24/7 medical observation during the acute Temazepam detox phase when withdrawal symptoms are at their peak. Like other benzodiazepine drugs, a Temazepam addiction is physical in nature. Abrupt withdrawal causes a number of painful withdrawal symptoms to arise. To combat this discomfort Cassiobury Court offers a tapered detox programme. This means Temazepam dosage is gradually reduced over the course of detoxification. Patients thus reach detox goals without suffering harsh withdrawal symptoms. Other prescription drugs such as chlordiazepoxide or diazepam are offered to offset Temazepam’s potent withdrawal symptoms.
Common Temazepam withdrawal symptoms
Common withdrawal symptoms suffered during Temazepam detoxification include:
- Slurred speech
Temazepam withdrawal symptoms are uncannily similar to those experienced during an alcohol detox programme.
What happens after detox?
The above symptoms typically reduce aroung 7-10 days after Temazepam was last consumed. Once patients’ condition stabilises during detox, rehabilitation goals shift to treating the psychological triggers of addiction. Common therapy methods employed at Cassiobury Court include cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and dialectical behavioural therapy. A qualified therapist or counsellor helps patients understand deep-seated emotional triggers of addiction. Patients are armed with powerful coping mechanisms to fight off the urge to relapse following the completion of rehabilitation.
Aftercare and relapse prevention
Once therapy sessions conclude a tailored relapse prevention and aftercare plan is drawn up. We encourage patients to attend Narcotics Anonymous groups in their local area. Aftercare sessions are provided free of charge. Aftercare sessions takes place every Saturday afternoon at our rehabilitation centre in North London.