Prosom Withdrawal & Detox
While Prosom can be beneficial in the short term, it’s not supposed to be used over the long term. The same is true of other benzodiazepines like Xanax. The longer someone uses them, the more likely they are to become dependent and addicted. Dependence and addiction are two distinct conditions. When someone is dependent on Prosom, their body has become so used to the drug that it struggles to function normally without it. Someone who is physically dependent on Prosom and stops taking it suddenly may go through withdrawal.
Addiction occurs when the effects of the drug trigger a reward response in the brain. This reward response can cause the brain to want to continually seek out the pleasurable stimuli (i.e., the drug). A person develops an addiction when the use of the drug eventually becomes compulsive and out of the person’s control. It’s possible to be dependent on Prosom without being addicted and vice versa
During the early stages of Prosom withdrawal, a person will typically experience rebound symptoms of what the drug was initially intended to treat. Symptoms can include anxiety and insomnia. Then the acute phase of withdrawal may begin. Acute benzodiazepine withdrawal symptoms can include
- Continuing anxiety or panic
- Sleep disturbances
- Muscle spasms
- Blurred vision
- Short-term memory problems
- Changes in mood
The acute phase of Prosom withdrawal marks the period when it is especially important to have medical care. Some medications can be given to alleviate the severity of symptoms. Medical treatment may also be required when symptoms are severe, such as seizures. Some people may also experience suicidal thoughts or tendencies during Prosom or benzodiazepine withdrawal, and these cases also require medical care and attention.
Do you or a loved one struggle with a benzodiazepine like Prosom? If so, contact The Recovery Village. We can help you explore your options for a safe and comfortable medical detox, as well as the treatment options available to you.
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