Serax Addiction and Abuse
Other uses include for people who struggle with irritability, tension, and agitation associated with anxiety disorders. Along with alcohol and drug physical and mental symptoms, Serax is also used for anxiety specifically associated with depression. Off-label Serax uses include for social phobia, premenstrual syndrome, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Side effects are similar to other benzodiazepines. For example, people who use Serax may experience drowsiness, memory impairment, dizziness, and headache.
Before someone is prescribed Serax, there are certain precautions physicians should keep in mind. There is a risk of Serax psychological disease and misuse, so this should be considered in people with drug or alcohol psychological disease or their uncontrolled habits of recurring misuse. It can be dangerous to use benzodiazepines during pregnancy, and side effects of this drug class can create more serious side effects in elderly patients.
- Taking higher doses than what’s prescribed
- Taking the drug more often than a doctor prescribes
- Continuing to take it for longer than directed
- Combining Serax with other substances to increase the effects
- Seeming drowsy or confused
- Coordination problems
- Slurred speech
- Concentration problems
- Memory impairment
- Slow breathing
- Changes in mood or mood swings
- Changes in sleep patterns
- Developing a tolerance for the drug and needing more to get the same effect
These signs of Serax don’t have to mean a person has a dedication to the recurrence of misuse to the drug but if these behaviors occur it can mean someone is at risk for uncontrolled obsessive behavior. Drug dedication for continued misuse is a disease, which develops as drugs cause changes in the brain. Any substance that alters the brain temporarily, as Serax does, can be habit forming susceptible to causing dependency. This is always something to be aware of when someone starts using this medication. Signs of Serax psychological disease include:
- Continuing to misuse Serax despite negative consequences;
- Misusing Serax compulsively;
- Drug-seeking behaviors, such as doctor shopping to get new or more prescriptions;
- Putting a majority of one’s focus on obtaining and misusing Serax;
- Declining relationships and school or work performance; and
- Trying to stop misusing Serax and being unsuccessful
Anyone who’s prescribed Serax should speak to their physician about the potential for misuse and uncontrolled devotion to misusing. It is usually only prescribed for a period of four to six weeks. Any treatment needed for longer than that is usually going to come from a different class of drugs, such as SSRIs. If someone follows their doctor’s instructions and uses Serax only for a few weeks there is a low risk of developing a physical need for it. It’s important to note that oxazepam is absorbed slowly and has a slow onset of action. This does lower the potential for misuse as compared to other benzodiazepines like triazolam, which have a higher potential for misuse.
If you or your loved one could be struggling with Serax psychological disease or uncontrolled dedication to any substance, the best thing to do is contact The Recovery Village. We can explain the treatment options available, how rehabilitation works, and answer specific questions you may have such as how to pay for rehabilitation.
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