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Chlordiazepoxide Detox and Withdrawal

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Doctors generally prescribe chlordiazepoxide, a benzodiazepine, to treat alcoholism withdrawal symptoms. This tranquilizer may also be prescribed for the reduction of anxiety and fear prior to undergoing surgery, in addition to treating irritable bowel syndrome.

Chlordiazepoxide
slows chemical movement in the brain, resulting in reduction of muscle spasms and anxiety. It also causes sedation. Because of its high abuse potential, chlordiazepoxide is listed as a Schedule IV drug under the Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.
If you are taking more chlordiazepoxide than you are prescribed and are tired of what the drug is doing to your body, call to find a chlordiazepoxide detox center near you.

Non-Medical Use of Prescription Drugs

Non-medical use of prescription drugs has increased throughout the nation. A Substance Abuse Treatment advisory indicates that, in 2004, more Americans reported taking prescription drugs for non-medical purposes than those who reported abuse of cocaine, hallucinogens, heroin and inhalants. In 2007, an estimated 1.8 million people took tranquilizers for non-therapeutic purposes. Approximately 21.5 million US residents have taken tranquilizers for non-medical purposes at least once in their lifetime.

If you take chlordiazepoxide for non-medical purposes, call to begin the journey to a healthier you.

Why Do I Need to Detox?

Benzodiazepines, such as chlordiazepoxide, are commonly misused and abused. Consumption over an extended period can result in tolerance, causing individuals to take more than prescribed to achieve the same effect. Ingesting large amounts of chlordiazepoxide may result in negative consequences, including death. If you are taking more than the prescribed amount, you may need to seek treatment at a chlordiazepoxide detox center. Call now to locate one near you.

Adverse Health Consequences of Chlordiazepoxide

“Taking chlordiazepoxide for non-therapeutic reasons can have serious adverse health consequences, including toxic reactions and overdose.”Taking chlordiazepoxide for non-therapeutic reasons can have serious adverse health consequences, including toxic reactions and overdose. Frequent use of large doses is associated with hostility, amnesia, disturbing or vivid dreams, irritability, physical dependence and tolerance. An individual under the influence of chlordiazepoxide may exhibit impaired judgment and reduction of inhibition.
Concurrent use of another depressant or alcohol may have fatal consequences. Mixing chlordiazepoxide and alcohol has unpredictable and potentially dangerous effects, sometimes more than your body can handle.

If you want to avoid serious adverse health issues, call today to get into a chlordiazepoxide detox program and get on the right track.

What Will Happen During Detox?

During your stay at a chlordiazepoxide withdrawal treatment facility, you will be monitored 24/7. The withdrawal symptoms you experience may require medication to lessen them. Withdrawal symptoms can sometimes develop into life-threatening issues so it’s important that you undergo detox with medical personnel present.

If the doctor considers it necessary, you may be given tranquilizers, such as Xanax, for a week or more. Hallucinations will be treated as needed with antipsychotic medications. During your stay at the chlordiazepoxide detox center, you may undergo a series of tests and receive treatment for medical issues.

If you would like assistance for your addiction, call to locate a chlordiazepoxide detox program conducive to your needs.

Withdrawal

Suddenly stopping your intake of chlordiazepoxide may cause withdrawal symptoms including:

  • Coordination issues
  • Confusion
  • Drowsiness
  • Deep sleep
  • Slow reflexes
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures

Can I Leave Withdrawal Treatment?

You can leave residential treatment facilities at any time, even if you have been ordered by the court to participate in the program. The court may assess penalties if you leave, but the option to leave is available. If you want to detox and begin living a life without chlordiazepoxide, call and enter a detox program today.

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