It’s scary to think that a medication that is supposed to help relax the mind can become a dangerously addictive drug, but the reality is that it is very possible. Librium, also known as chlordiazepoxide, is a benzodiazepine that’s used to treat various anxiety disorders, insomnia and assist with alcohol withdrawal. While Librium has several therapeutic benefits, it has the power to become highly addictive if it is misused. Fortunately, The Recovery Village has the necessary means and resources that clients can utilize in order to to live a Librium-free life.
Even though Librium can help with a variety of medical issues, the feeling of relaxation and euphoria that it creates is what can cause people to become addicted. The longer a person takes Librium for, the more their body becomes dependent on the drug to function. Some individuals are more at risk to become addicted to it. For example, veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder are prescribed Librium but they can ultimately become addicted to it. Also those who struggle with any kind of underlying mental illness are more likely to become addicted as the medication provides a sense of relief. Some signs of Librium addiction are:
- Intense cravings
- Lack of motivation
- Mixing with other substances to amplify the effect
- Taking larger doses than prescribed
- Continuing use while disregarding the negative side effects (nausea, tremors, vomiting, sweating and increased sensitivity to stimuli)
For a better chance at success in regards to recovery and a life of sobriety, it is highly recommended to consult a medical professional to work with. Many people attempt to detox at home, but that has proven to not be the safest nor the most effective option. Attempting a solo detox through methods such as quitting “cold turkey,” will cause withdrawal symptoms to appear sooner and be much stronger compared to a medically supervised detox plan.
Deciding what rehabilitation program will work best for individual needs can be a challenge. Fortunately, The Recovery Village offers different rehab options to help make the transition to a drug-free life as simple as possible. Whether a person needs more intensive care, or just regular sessions during the week — The Recovery Village can help find the best approach that will work for each client’s unique needs.
If a person is looking for a more focused form of Librium rehab, inpatient treatment is a good choice. With 24-hour care and supervision, this option allows for full-time treatment after the initial detoxification stage. During this time, the client would stay in one of the The Recovery Village facilities for a predetermined amount of time. The amount of time that the client stays in the facility would depend on the severity of the addiction and how much time that the team feels is needed for a strong and healthy recovery.
Clients who choose to participate in inpatient treatment can partake in individual therapy, group therapy and recreational therapy, during their stay. Participating in each of these sessions can help clear the mind of the need for Librium and teach the skills that are needed to fight the urges for the drug.
If living onsite is not an ideal option for a client, The Recovery Village also offers outpatient treatment. During this time, the client would commute to the rehabilitation facility for regular treatments. For individuals who are unable to take a leave of absence from their job, this is an excellent option.
Outpatient treatment, like inpatient, also has patients participating in individual, group and recreational therapy. The amount of time that a client will have to come in during the week for treatment will be determined based on the severity of the addiction.
The Recovery Village can assist people in finding the best treatment plan possible for beginning their recovery. However, before any kind of treatment can begin, a person must complete a personal assessment. This is one of the most crucial steps of recovery. During this time, a client meets with medical professionals to determine the severity of their Librium addiction and discover any co-occurring disorders that may have to be treated as well.
After the client is assessed, detoxification begins. At this time the body rids itself of all of the Librium that was consumed. Going through detox is not always the most comfortable process, but it’s important to know that the body is working hard to return to its original state. During detox, a person may deal with withdrawal symptoms like:
Once detox is completed, the treatment team at The Recovery Village will devise a plan to help the client take the skills they have learned through therapy and treatment and apply them to life in back in their community. Aftercare can consist of regular sessions with a therapist or even attending a 12-step program to ensure consistent sobriety.
It’s hard to put an exact number on how long the Librium rehabilitation process will take because each person reacts to the drug differently. It may take one person a few days to get addicted to Librium, while another person got addicted after using the drug for six months. Each person has a different chemical makeup, which makes for different kinds of withdrawal symptoms and results. Also, the duration of rehab can also depend on if a person has any underlying mental illnesses that were suppressed by the presence of the drug.
The Recovery Village has several rehabilitation and treatment centers that are located across the country. Each center is ready to help people defeat their addictions. The centers include:
- Orlando Recovery Center: The Orlando Recovery Center helps individuals recover from addiction, substance use disorders, and other co-occurring disorders. This facility offers inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization and aftercare support.
- The Recovery Village Columbus: Located in Ohio, The Recovery Village Columbus provides resources to help with addiction recovery, such as detox programs, inpatient and outpatient treatment, and aftercare.
- The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake: Offering residential treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs, The Recovery Village at Palmer Lake in Colorado has different programs to help those looking to enter recovery.
- The Recovery Village Ridgefield: Located just outside of Portland, The Recovery Village Ridgefield offers outpatient and aftercare programs to assist individuals who are interested in beginning treatment.
- The Recovery Village: Located in Umatilla, Florida, The Recovery Village is a rehabilitation facility that provides recovery resources for individuals seeking treatment. Inpatient, outpatient, intensive outpatient and partial hospitalization treatment programs are available.
- IAFF Center of Excellence: This center is specifically designed for IAFF members. The IAFF Center of Excellence specializes in helping people with behavioral health issues enter recovery so that they can return to the career that they built their life around. Inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are all available at this center.
One of the biggest concerns that people have when they look into seeking treatment is the cost of it all. Depending on how extensive and intensified the treatment the person receives is will determine the cost. However, addiction is seen as a medical disease, just like cancer. This means that all insurance companies are mandated to offer substance use disorder treatment, as well as any treatment for any co-occurring disorders that a person may have. The stipulations of coverage for treatment depends on each person’s insurance plan and how they receive their insurance (through their job or a healthcare marketplace.)
If you’re unsure of the level of your coverage, it is recommended that you call your insurance provider to find out the details. Alternatively, associates at The Recovery Village can call your insurance company to determine your coverage and then find the most financially feasible treatment plan for you. Our associates are extremely experienced and have great working relationships with a variety of different insurance companies. All calls are free and confidential. Begin your path toward recovery, today.
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