Provigil Addiction Treatment And Rehab

Provigil is a medication prescribed to people who have been diagnosed with sleep disorders such as narcolepsy and obstructive sleep apnea. Although it is unknown exactly how Provigil works, it reduces extreme sleepiness in these patients and others who suffer from shift work sleep disorder. Taking Provigil will not cure your sleep disorder and may not completely get rid of your sleepiness. Do not take Provigil as a replacement for a good night’s rest or to stay up if you have not been diagnosed with a sleep disorder.
Some less serious side effects of using Provigil include nausea, headache, nervousness, dizziness and difficulty sleeping. Although many patients do not experience these side effects, tell your doctor if they get worse or last a long time. Serious side effects of Provigil use are also uncommon, but it is important to know them in case you need to seek medical attention. Serious side effects of Provigil use are a fast or irregular heartbeat, agitation, confusion, depression, hallucination and thoughts of suicide. Get medical attention as soon as possible if you start to experience chest pain after taking Provigil.
Some patients may develop a dependence on or even further an addiction to Provigil even if they are taking it exactly as their doctor prescribes. Certain signs such as becoming obsessed with finding and taking Provigil as well as losing interest in the hobbies and activities you once enjoyed may become apparent if you develop an addiction to Provigil. It is important that you get help as soon as possible if you start to notice these signs in you or someone you love, as spotting a Provigil addiction early can help patients recover more quickly from their Provigil addiction.
If you want to discontinue your Provigil treatment, schedule a meeting with your doctor to discuss your options. In most cases, your doctor will gradually lower your Provigil dose over time so your body can respond to lower doses of the medication. Do not adjust your Provigil treatment schedule and dose without your doctor’s supervision, and never stop taking Provigil cold turkey. Abruptly stopping your Provigil treatment may produce enhanced withdrawal symptoms.
Patients can access a variety of treatment options and resources through The Recovery Village. Regardless of which program a Provigil addiction patient begins with, they must detox from Provigil before moving forward. After the Provigil is safely removed from the patient’s system, they can benefit from individual and group counseling as well as recreational therapy options during their treatment at The Recovery Village.
The inpatient Provigil rehab program allows patients to live on campus at The Recovery Village’s inpatient centers while they recover from their Provigil addiction. This treatment option is typically beneficial for patients who are having difficulty recovering from Provigil addiction due to distractions from the outside world and patients with severe Provigil addiction. While in the inpatient Provigil rehab program, medical professionals will help patients learn skills to cope with their unique psychological and physiological Provigil addiction struggles.
After finishing the inpatient Provigil rehab program, Provigil addiction patients will continue their treatment with outpatient Provigil rehab. In this program, patients will live at home while they attend scheduled treatment appointments at The Recovery Village. Some patients with less severe Provigil addiction may skip the inpatient program entirely and begin with outpatient Provigil rehab, as daily life is easier to participate in with this program.
Choosing a Provigil rehabilitation center to suit your needs is an important step in every patient’s recovery journey. To make an informed decision, set up a meeting with your doctor to discuss what treatment features you should look for in a rehab center. How long you have been taking Provigil as well as your Provigil dosage levels may be factors you want to consider when choosing a Provigil rehab center.

If you or your loved ones are suffering from a Provigil addiction or another type of substance use disorder, seek help as soon as possible. Fortunately, The Recovery Village has several resources and treatment programs available to fit every patient’s needs.

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