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Restoril Detox

What is Restoril?

Restoril is a type of benzodiazepine drug that slows down the responses of the central nervous system. Restoril can be compared to other more recognizable benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Valium, for its relaxing effects. The purpose of most benzodiazepines is to reduce anxiety and produce a calm state of mind. The pharmaceutical name for Restoril is Temazepam. Temazepam targets the release of a brain chemical known as GABA, which is responsible for the activity of nerve cells in the brain. Temazepam/Restoril will increase GABA responses, which reduces brain activity, allowing a person to feel at ease.

Restoril differs from other benzodiazepines as it is only approved by the FDA to help improve sleep disorders. Other popular benzodiazepines such as Xanax, Valium, Ativan, and Klonopin are approved for sleep disorders as well as managing anxiety. Restoril is considered a short-acting benzodiazepine but less potent than other short-acting benzodiazepines like the ones previously identified. Restoril doses range from strengths of 7.5 mg, 15 mg, 22.5 mg, and 30 mg. It is available in capsules and tablets.

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A Prevelant Drug

In general, all benzodiazepines are prevalent drugs, and according to the United States Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, it states that in 2016 one out of 10 people uses benzodiazepines regularly. The alarming number of benzodiazepine prescriptions and or illegal use reflect how addictive benzodiazepines are, which includes Restoril.

According to the United States Surgeon General:

One in ten American adults takes benzodiazepines, which count for one-third of all prescriptions written in the United States. (USSG)

More recently, an article form the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management in 2019 studied drug toxicity and revealed how often benzodiazepines are involved in a fatal overdose. The ongoing opioid crisis that is causing accidental deaths to occur has become even more challenging because of the mixing of benzodiazepines with opioids that quickly causes death.  

Benzodiazepine use has been linked with more than 30% of opioid overdose deaths, whereas opioid use has been linked with over 77% of benzodiazepine overdose deaths…Moreover, the surgeon general’s report highlights the psychoactive drugs as conveying a higher risk of serious toxicity or potential death when used concomitantly with opioids.”(JPSM)

Signs of Restoril Addiction

When someone has become addicted to Restoril, there will be a noticeable change in their personality and behaviors. People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol are identified as having a substance use disorder. When someone struggles with substance use disorder to benzodiazepines like Restoril, it is likely that they initially received the drug from their doctor to help them sleep. However, because benzodiazepines can cause addiction to occur in as little as ten days of continuous use, people who become addicted to Restoril will become obsessed with having and getting Restoril rapidly.

Addiction is a disease of the mind and emotions that stem from multiple influencers. People who get addicted to drugs are attempting to self-medicate. People who abuse Restoril are also self-medicating. Since Restoril is most commonly prescribed for sleep disorders, an underlying emotional or mental health diagnosis might be present. When a person has a hard time sleeping, it is likely a result of anxiety and depression or another disorder that causes someone to lack getting enough rest, as well as to abuse a substance for relief.  

The sings that a person is addicted to Restoril will include:

To be sure that someone is struggling with an addiction to Restoril, the most reliable indicator is the presence of withdrawal symptoms that affect the person mentally, emotionally, and physically.  

Evoke Wellness FL Restoril Detox Program

Evoke Wellness Florida Restoril detox centers provide safe and effective medication to reduce and reverse the presence of withdrawal symptoms. The most likely symptoms someone will experience during Restoril withdrawals include: Anxiety and panic attacks, restlessness, dizziness, excessive sweating, increased blood pressure and irregular heart rate, confusion and emotional outbursts, extreme sensitivity to light and sound, severe insomnia and a strong potential for nightmares and other sleep disturbances.

To help someone who is addicted to Restoril, this individual will need immediate relief from their Restoril detox symptoms. The protocols that are medically managed Restoril detox program follows for benzodiazepine addiction and detoxification is to taper a person off their benzodiazepine slowly. Benzidioapoiens like Restoril can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms to occur, such as seizures, suicidal ideation, and respiratory failure. Our center is overseen by medical experts who specialize in benzodiazepine detoxification and addiction. Our detox center is staffed with medical doctors, psychiatrists, licensed addiction counselors, and other mental health therapists, who each specialize in Restoril addiction.

We allow our clients to rest and relax while they are in detox. The amount of time it will take for a person to detox from Restoril is dependent on their drug use and length of abuse. Typically, to detox from benzodiazepines like Restoril, will require a minimum of ten days in the detox unit, and up to two or more weeks. To be admitted into our Florida Restoril detox program, first, connect with our detox specialists. 

Evoke Wellness FL: A Premier Medical Detox

At Evoke Wellness Florida, we help clients detox from alcohol and drugs under the best possible treatment and surroundings. Our medical drug and alcohol detox facility is located in a beautiful, private location over-looking a tranquil lake in Miramar, Florida. Our relaxing surroundings, high-end amenities, delicious and nutritious food, and team of professional practitioners, help clients move through the detox phase quickly, safely and comfortably. After detox, clients have a wide range of options to transition seamlessly to the next step in their addiction recovery. While the medical detoxification process is not easy, many clients recognize early on that is not nearly as intense, painful, or uncomfortable as anticipated. We help them build foundations needed to maintain long-term sobriety.

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