Antidepressants like desipramine are considered by many medical professionals to not be addictive in the same way that other drugs like heroin and alcohol are. This is because desipramine often does not leave a person craving more of the drug.
Withdrawal from the medication, however, can be a difficult process and leave a person facing very serious side effects including headaches, nausea, cognitive problems and dizziness. As a result, many people who discontinue use of desipramine find it helpful to pursue various available treatment options through rehab centers. This article will review some of the important things that a person should know about how rehab for desipramine addiction is treated.
There are several choices available to a person who decides to stop taking Norpramin which include the following:
- Inpatient Rehab. This option is often best for people who have addiction issues with other medications, were taking a high dose of the drug or who have tried to discontinue use of the medication in the past.
- Outpatient Rehab. This is the most common choice for patients and is a good idea for people who do not require intensive care like what is offered by inpatient rehab.
Medical detox is the supervision of healthcare staff during the hours and days immediately following when a person withdraws from Norpramin or any other medication. This option is the safest possible choice for a person who seeks to discontinue use of Norpramin. In case something happens to a person, medical staff will be readily available to provide care. Medical staff can also prescribe any medications that might better soothe a person’s conditions.
Rehabilitation frequently involves therapy. The amount of therapy that a person receives, however, changes significantly based on their individual needs and how they are navigating discontinuation of desipramine. The goal of any good rehabilitation program is not only to make sure that a person successfully navigates the days and weeks closest to when they discontinue use of the medication successfully, but also to make sure that a person has the life skills necessary to refrain from overusing the medication when various stress factors happen in their life.
Inpatient rehab refers to situations where a patient resides at the hospital while they are discontinuing use of the medication. This type of rehab is often reserved for people who require the most intensive care. Staff is often available 24 hours a day and can observe even small changes in a person’s physical or emotional health. Inpatient rehab often includes a significant amount of therapy, which may or may not be centered around the 12-step program. Some types of therapy are also centered around religious beliefs while others take a more secular approach to rehabilitation. Therapy can also be administered on a one-to-one or a group basis.
Outpatient rehab refers to any type of therapy that patients receive while discontinuing desipramine or any other type of medication. People often choose this type of rehab because it allows them the opportunity to pursue treatment without having to put various commitments like family or work on pause so that they can recover. Not all outpatient rehab is created equal, though. Some people decide to use much more intensive outpatient rehab than others.
One of the best ways to make sure that a person safely and successfully discontinues Norpramin is to make sure that they select the best rehab center.
There are several important things that a person should consider when selecting a rehab center, which includes accreditation issues with the center and its staff, whether the center’s level of care matches the patient’s needs, the center’s ability to create a strong aftercare program for when the patient stops receiving care at the center, the level at which the center lets a person’s family become involved in the rehabilitation process, the center’s expertise in dealing with others who have discontinued Norpramin and whether the patient identifies and engages with the center’s religious or philosophical perspectives.
Selecting a rehab center is not a process to be done lightly, and you should make sure to analyze each of these elements as well as many others before selecting which location and program is right for withdrawal from Norpramin.
For more information on the right rehab center for you or your loved one, contact us and talk with a specialist. We can help you overcome your addiction today.
Norpramin (Desipramine) Addiction And Abuse
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