Treatment programs can provide revolutionary help. They can help you or a loved one move forward after Restoril abuse or addiction. So, what is Restoril, why is it addictive and how does treatment work?
What Is Restoril?Restoril is a benzodiazepine. This means it can be a helpful medication when used correctly, but it also has the power to cause a lot of trouble. It’s typically used to treat insomnia, but it can have other medical roles. You may also take it for other reasons such as the feelings of calm it can produce. While Restoril seems helpful or even safe since doctors prescribe it, it’s also addictive. CBS News explains that people, “may not realize that many sleeping pills are addictive and can worsen the quality of your sleep.”1 Restoril can put your health and happiness at risk, and it may not even be helping you all that much. Treatment gives you freedom and real support and relief.
Why Is It Addictive?
Anyone can become addicted to Restoril. You may take the drug after a doctor prescribes it. You may self-medicate a mental or physical health issue. You may use it recreationally for the high it provides. No matter the reason you started using the drug, now you feel you can’t stop.
In fact, you’re probably taking more than ever, because Restoril causes tolerance. You may have noticed you’re taking more of the drug to get the same effects. Or maybe you’re taking more of the drug and still not getting the effect you used to. The more Restoril you use, the more likely addiction becomes.
What Happens in Treatment?
Treatment begins with intake. You’ll be asked to fill out paperwork and talk to a professional about your medical history and past and present drug use. This information is never used to judged you. It’s to make sure you get the best, most accurate treatment. It’s used to help professionals work with you to create a treatment plan. This plan typically begins with detox. Detox is safe when you choose medically supervised detox services. Doing this also lets your treatment experience flow from detox to therapy without interruption. In therapy you learn more about why you began to use and then continued to use Restoril or other substances. Drug use often begins with issues such as the following:
- An unresolved trauma
- Underlying mental illness
- Family predisposition
- Poor self-image
- A need for interpersonal or other life skills
Once you begin to see why you turned to Restoril, you can further develop your plan to turn away. You and your therapist will work on plans that can help you cope with the stress, manage your mental health and develop the skills you need for a successful, sober life.
Do I Need Treatment?
You may wonder if you need treatment. Is it right for you? Will you fit in? Will it help? The answer to all of these questions is, “yes.” If Restoril or other drugs or alcohol are changing how you think or feel, you’ll benefit from treatment. If they are changing how you act or how you interact with others, treatment can help.
Treatment will show you that you are not alone. Addiction is alienating, and treatment is anything but. You will find warm, welcoming and compassionate staff members. You will find peers with similar life stories and similar addiction histories. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shares that in 2015, over 205,000 people misused Restoril and other drugs containing temazepam.2 You don’t have to be a number. You can be you, again or maybe even for the first time, with the right help.
Choosing the Right Treatment
At Michael’s House we specialize in providing care for people who face addiction and mental health issues. Give us a call, and we can provide more information about Restoril treatment programs. Learn how these can help you or someone you love.
1 Reinberg, Steven. “New Users of Sleeping Pills Have More Car Crashes.” CBS News. 12 Jun. 2015. Accessed 9 Mar. 2018.
2 “Prescription Drug Use and Misuse in the United States: Results from the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Sep. 2016. Accessed 9 Mar. 2018.
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