It’s scary to think that a medication intended to help relax the mind can become a dangerously addictive substance, but it is a very possible reality with drugs like Librium. Librium, a brand-name version of chlordiazepoxide, is a benzodiazepine used to treat various anxiety disorders, insomnia and alcohol withdrawal. While Librium has several therapeutic benefits, it can be highly addictive if it is misused. Fortunately, The Recovery Village has the necessary resources to help clients recover from Librium addiction.
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Librium Treatment for Overdose and Addiction
Although Librium can help with a variety of medical issues, the feelings of relaxation and euphoria it creates can cause people to become addicted. Further, the longer a person takes Librium, the more their body depends on the drug to function normally. Due to the risk of benzodiazepine dependence, experts caution that these medications should not be used for longer than four to 12 weeks. Unfortunately, long-term benzodiazepine use is relatively common. Drugs like Librium can lead to dependence even when they are taken under the care of a doctor.
Some individuals are at a higher risk of becoming addicted to Librium. For example, veterans who are prescribed Librium for post-traumatic stress disorder are at risk of developing an addiction. In addition, individuals who live with an underlying mental illness are more likely to become addicted, as the medication provides a sense of relief. In fact, research shows that people who misuse benzodiazepine drugs like Librium often do so to cope with tension or emotions.
Some signs of Librium addiction are:
- Intense cravings
- Needing larger quantities of Librium to feel the same effects
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when not using Librium
- Taking larger doses than prescribed
- Continuing use despite negative side effects like nausea, tremors, vomiting, sweating and increased sensitivity to stimuli
- Giving up other activities because of Librium use, or failing to fulfill duties at work or home
Librium Treatment Options
For a better chance at recovering from Librium addiction, it is best to seek services from a medical professional. Many people attempt to detox at home, but this approach can be both unsafe and ineffective. Attempting a solo detox by quitting “cold turkey” will result in uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. In some cases, these symptoms can include seizures, delirium and even death. Due to these life-threatening risks, Librium addiction treatment should begin with a supervised medical detox program where medical staff can treat and manage withdrawal symptoms.
Deciding what rehabilitation program will work best for your individual needs can be a challenge. Fortunately, The Recovery Village offers several different rehab options to help make the transition to a drug-free life as simple as possible. Whether you need more intensive care or just regular sessions during the week, The Recovery Village can help find an effective approach that will work for your unique needs.
If you are looking for a more focused form of Librium rehab, inpatient treatment is a suitable choice. With 24-hour care and supervision, this option allows for full-time treatment after the initial detoxification stage. During this time, clients stay in one of the facilities at The Recovery Village for a predetermined amount of time. The duration of inpatient treatment depends on the severity of the addiction and how much time the treatment 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 these sessions can help clear the mind of the need for Librium and teach skills that are necessary for preventing future relapses.
If living on-site is not an ideal option, The Recovery Village also offers outpatient treatment. During outpatient programs, clients commute to the rehabilitation facility for regular treatments. For individuals who are unable to take a leave of absence from their jobs, this is an excellent option.
Like inpatient treatment, outpatient care also has patients participate 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.
Librium Rehab Process
The Recovery Village can assist clients in developing the best treatment plan possible for beginning their recovery. However, before any kind of treatment can begin, a person must complete a personal assessment. During an assessment, the client meets with medical professionals to determine the severity of their Librium addiction and discover any co-occurring mental health disorders that may have to be treated as well.
After the client is assessed, detoxification begins. In this process, the body rids itself of all of the Librium in its system. 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 how it was before it became dependent upon the drug.
During detox, a person may deal with withdrawal symptoms like:
- Sleep problems
- Panic attacks
- Hand tremor
- Problems with concentration
- Headache and pain
After detox, it is important for clients to transition to an inpatient or outpatient addiction treatment program to address the underlying issues that led to addiction. After a client completes rehab services, the treatment team at The Recovery Village will create an aftercare plan to help the client take the skills they have learned in treatment and apply them to life back in their community. Aftercare can consist of regular sessions with a therapist or attending a 12-step program to ensure consistent sobriety.
Duration of Librium Rehab
It is impossible to say exactly how long Librium rehab will last, as each client’s individual needs will vary. It may take some people a few days to get addicted to Librium, while others will develop addiction after using the drug for several months. Each person has a different chemical makeup that leads to different kinds of withdrawal symptoms and results.
The duration of rehab can also depend on whether a person has any underlying mental illnesses that were suppressed by the presence of the drug. The addiction experts at The Recovery Village will help you to devise a treatment plan with a length that is appropriate for your needs.
Librium Rehabilitation Programs and Treatment Centers
The Recovery Village has several rehabilitation and treatment centers located across the country, including:
- Orlando Recovery Center: The Orlando Recovery Center helps individuals recover from addiction, dependence 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 rehab, 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 many services 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 they built their life around. Inpatient, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs are all available at this center.
- The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper: This brand-new, cutting-edge facility opened its doors at the start of 2021 and serves residents in the New Jersey area. The Recovery Village Cherry Hill at Cooper provides the full continuum of care our organization is known for and brings a new, effective option for addiction treatment to the Northeast.
Cost of Librium Treatment and Rehab
One of the biggest concerns that people have when they look into seeking treatment is the cost of services. Cost will vary based upon the intensity and duration of the treatment a person receives. However, addiction is seen as a medical disease, just like cancer. This means that many insurance companies cover substance use disorder treatment, as well as any treatment for co-occurring mental health disorders that a person may have. The stipulations of coverage for treatment depend on each person’s insurance plan and how they receive their insurance (through their job or a health care 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. If you’re ready to begin your path toward recovery, contact us today to learn about your insurance coverage and find a Librium addiction treatment program that can work well for your needs.
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