Tranxene addiction treatment and rehab need to deal with the multifaceted elements of substance use. First, treatment should begin with a medical detox. Tranxene is classified as a benzodiazepine, and benzodiazepines have some of the most severe withdrawal symptoms. During a medical cleansing, a patient can be provided with the necessary treatments to keep them safe and comfortable as the substances leave their system. Following a medical detox, Tranxene psychological treatment will usually include a combination of therapies and alternative programs designed to maximize the chances of a successful recovery.

An Overview of Tranxene

Tranxene is a brand name, prescription drug. The generic name is clorazepate, and this benzodiazepine is prescribed to treat anxiety, symptoms of certain seizure disorders, and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. As with other substances in the benzo class, Tranxene is classified by the DEA as Schedule IV. This means it has accepted medical uses in the U.S., but there is a low risk of misuse, addiction, and physical dependence. For the most part, if someone takes Tranxene as prescribed, they won’t experience addiction. They may still become dependent on Tranxene if they use it longer than four weeks, however.

The risk of becoming addicted to Tranxene is higher in people who misuse the drug. Taking large doses, or taking it more often than prescribed are examples of Tranxene misuse. Taking Tranxene for longer than instructed or without a prescription is also considered misuse, as is combining it with other substances. All of these scenarios put a person at greater risk of becoming addicted to this medication. Other Tranxene side effects can include confusion, drowsiness, cognitive impairment, and headache.

Tranxene Addiction

In answering the “What is cocaine?” question, it’s important to consider what this drug looks like. Many illicit substances have a light, powdery appearance like that of cocaine, making it harder to identify cocaine in a lineup of other drugs. When asked, “What does cocaine look like?” experts might emphasize the distinct white color and smooth texture, not unlike a powder laundry detergent.

Due to its consistency, dealers tend to sell cocaine in small, tightly wound plastic baggies or twisted-up plastic wrap. Cocaine is one of the most expensive drugs on the market, so cocaine addiction is also very expensive. Due to its high cost, the average person who uses it likely holds only small amounts at a time. When sold on the street, cocaine tends to come in grams or ounces. Larger stocks of the drug are sold in heavyweight plastic bags or dense, rectangular units of plastic wrap. These are referred to as “bricks.” You may find cocaine in a solid, chalk-like form as well, which can be easily broken down into the eventual powder. The powder is usually then formed into thin lines or “bumps” to be snorted up the nose.

Because of the high demand for the drug and its nondescript appearance, dealers tend to mix it with similar light powders to take advantage of buyers. These powders may include:

  • Baking soda
  • Flour
  • Cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • Laundry detergents
  • Boric acid
  • Laxatives
  • Local anesthetics
  • Amphetamines
  • Silicon
  • Talcum powder

Street cocaine may contain certain additives that actually speed up or intensify the high. But in general, dealers add cheap substances to extend their supply and maximize their profit. Impure cocaine can appear off-white, pinkish or brownish depending on the other contained ingredients. A 2015 London study revealed that a typical ounce of cocaine sold on the street was only 22–25 percent pure. This percentage can drop even lower as it moves down the line through different transactions. Many people who are paying $100 for a gram of “cocaine” may only be receiving 1–3 percent actual of pure cocaine, if not less.

Crack cocaine (freebase cocaine), the base form of the drug, takes on a more crystalline or rock-like consistency. It varies in color from white to yellow to a pale rose. This substance has an ever-growing reputation as a hyper-potent and addictive drug that is dangerously affordable and available. Someone who gets hooked may find themselves turning to crack as an inexpensive way to feed their cocaine addiction, which can greatly exacerbate their health risks and the severity of their dependence.

How Is Tranxene Addiction Treated?

Addiction to benzodiazepines like Tranxene can bring complex treatment requirements. This is because most people are initially prescribed Tranxene to treat a mental health condition like anxiety. During Tranxene addiction treatment, the addiction itself must be addressed, as well as the co-occurring mental health condition for the best chances of a successful recovery. Another reason Tranxene addiction treatment and rehab can be complex is because people with benzo addictions are often mentally dedicated to other substances. It’s rare for someone to be devoted only to benzodiazepines, so a polysubstance addiction approach has to be used.

Tranxene addiction treatment and rehab can be completed in an inpatient or outpatient setting. For people with mild or shorter-term devotion to recurrence of use, outpatient treatment may be enough. For someone who is a long-term, heavy user of Tranxene, or who has co-occurring mental health conditions or addictions, inpatient treatment is usually the best option. Inpatient rehab allows for a more intensive, focused and in-depth experience, away from the stresses and triggers of daily life. Following completion of a treatment program, a patient will often be provided with an aftercare plan to help them maintain their health as they return to daily life.

Contact The Recovery Village to learn more about devotion to reoccurrence of drug use, how it’s treated and how recovery can be achieved. We work with patients nationwide who are addicted to Tranxene and other benzos, as well as other substances.

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