Last updated: 04/2/2019
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review
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You aren’t alone in your triazolam addiction and you don’t need to be alone in treating it. An inpatient triazolam addiction treatment can be the key to your recovery.
Triazolam is a benzodiazepine, and benzodiazepines are central nervous system depressants. Although benzodiazepines have many applications—anti-anxiety, muscle relaxant, and anti-convulsant included—triazolam is used primarily as a sedative/hypnotic. It is prescribed short-term to treat insomnia because it slows the brain and allows sleep.
However, many people take it for longer than prescribed or in larger amounts and this can lead to dependence and addiction. Research funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse reveals that benzodiazepines cause addiction in a fashion most similar to cannabinoids, opioids and the club drug GHB.
They all rely on dopamine surges. Future drug use triggers larger and larger dopamine surges, which cause changes in the neural transmission that, over time, create a range of addictive symptoms.
Often, users combine triazolam with other drugs or alcohol to intensify the effect. In these instances, the addiction treatment will need to extend to multiple substances, a situation that is best dealt with in inpatient treatment. But, where should you go for treatment and how do you pick one?
Should I Choose Inpatient Triazolam Rehab?
If you are using triazolam with other substances, your treatment may be quite complicated. There may also be a variety of health concerns that require more intense care. The best way to make sure that you don’t suffer negative health outcomes is to enter inpatient treatment, where you will receive round-the-clock care.
In addition, you will need to undergo a period of detoxification before you engage in your actual treatment program. You need to be sober to fully engage. But, the detoxification process will activate withdrawal symptoms, which can include side effects as serious as:
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Suicidal Ideation
- Homicidal Ideation
These aren’t symptoms that you want to deal with at home. You need medical care and you benefit the most from continual oversight.
Drug addiction is more common in individuals who have a psychological disorder. And many people who take triazolam suffer from anxiety or depression that affects their sleep cycle. When you enter treatment, you need to make sure that both your addiction and any co-occurring mental conditions are being addressed. Each of them will affect the other and you need to limit negative consequences. The in-depth care offered at an inpatient facility is the perfect way to do so.
How Long Should I Remain in Treatment for My Triazolam Addiction?
Because you need to safely detox and take in a full treatment, you should choose to stay in long-term treatment. When researching potential treatment programs, do not consider any that run for fewer than 28 days.
However, if you have a particularly severe co-occurring condition or a complex psychiatric history that requires in-depth therapy, you may decide that a longer course of treatment is more likely to succeed. In this case, contemplate a 60 or 90-day stay.
Should I Consider Going Out-of-State?
It is important that you choose an inpatient program that you feel will help you succeed in recovery. That may mean a particular kind of therapy or a specific approach to treating addiction. If you can’t find those offerings locally, you may want to look out-of-state. You are more likely to do well when a program is individualized to your addiction.
You may also choose to look out-of-state because you need additional distance from your daily life. If you have been abusing triazolam because you face anxieties that make it impossible to sleep, you may need to get as far as you can from those anxieties. The buffer created by distance may be the shield that you need.
Keep in mind that out-of-state care may not be covered by insurance and your choice should also reflect your ability to fund your treatment.