Sedative Detox Program in Charlotte
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It isn’t difficult to understand why so many individuals abuse sedatives. Also known as tranquilizers or depressants, sedatives are drugs that slow down the central nervous system, producing a calming effect for users and helping them to sleep. While they are often prescribed to help with anxiety and sleep problems, many end up becoming dependent on them in order to function in their daily lives. According to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, it is estimated that as many as 5.9 million people in the United States misuse sedatives each year.
As with all drugs, abuse of sedatives can lead to harmful long-term effects, and the body builds up tolerance to the drug over time that can result on addicts taking higher doses, which can be fatal. The withdrawal process for those abusing sedatives can also produce severe symptoms, such as seizures. If you’re ready to detoxify your body of sedatives, our Charlotte team at Freedom Detox is here for you. We’ll make sure you recover in the safest environment possible.
Classes of Sedatives
There are three main classes of sedative medications:
- Barbiturates, which are typically used for anxiety, insomnia, and epilepsy
- Benzodiazepines, which treat anxiety and seizures and are sometimes used before medical procedures
- Prescriptions hypnotics or sleep aids, which treat insomnia
Addiction can occur with all types of sedatives, and their effects can resemble those of alcohol. While calming and inducing sleep, sedatives can produce other symptoms such as:
- Impaired judgment
- Mood swings
- Risk of dependence
- Drowsiness and dizziness
- Slowed heart rate and breathing
- Increased risk of falls and injuries
- Risk of death from overdose
Sedatives primarily affect the nervous system, and prolonged abuse can lead to eventual amnesia, slowing of sense and reaction time, and delirium. It’s important if you or someone you love is addicted to sedatives that you seek treatment before you damage your brain any further.
The length of the detoxing process for sedatives depends on the amount taken and how long you’ve been abusing it, but the average timeline lasts anywhere from 5 days to several weeks. The best way to recover from sedative addiction is first by detoxifying the body and putting it through the withdrawal process.
Freedom Detox works by admitting clients who are ready to rid their systems by refraining from using drugs. Withdrawal often occurs as the body slowly weans itself off of drug dependence.
Sedative withdrawal occurs in three stages:
- Stage one: Minor stage that includes anxiety, tremors, agitation, and sleeping issues
- Stage two: Typically the peak stage that can involve vomiting, hallucinations, heart palpitations, and high blood pressure
- Stage three: Delirium, depression, and anxiety
Our Charlotte sedative detox team is comprised of certified medical professionals that include nurses, doctors, and support staff that have years of experience helping clients get clean safely, and they can help you, too. Once your body is detoxed, Freedom Detox can also provide you with aftercare options.
With our in-house counseling, various group therapies, and even life coaching, we’re here to help you get your life back on track and give you the tools you need to succeed.
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