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Tranquilizer addiction

Tranquilizer addiction: Introduction

Tranquilizer addiction: An uncontrollable desire to use tranquilizers on a regular basis. Tranquilizers are often prescribed for the treatment of anxiety and sleeping problems but chronic use can lead to dependence on the drug. Frequent use leads to an increased tolerance to the drug so higher and higher doses are required to achieve the desired euphoric feeling. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tranquilizer addiction is available below.

Symptoms of Tranquilizer addiction

  • Uncontrollable craving for tranquilizers
  • Obsessive thoughts about tranquilizers
  • Secrecy about use of tranquilizers
  • Excessive amount of money spend on obtaining tranquilizers
  • Loss of appetite
  • more symptoms...»

Treatments for Tranquilizer addiction

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy, Motivational therapy, Addiction treatment programs, Counselling
  • Recognition of the problem by the patient coupled with a desire for change
  • Detoxification and management of withdrawal symptoms - as an outpatient or inpatient depending on individual patient factors. Usually utilises a slow tapering dose with a long acting agent such as diazepam and may take weeks to months
  • Drug counselling
  • Psychotherapy - Cognitive Behavioural therapy, supportive therapy, analytical orientated therapy
  • more treatments...»

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Tranquilizer addiction: Complications

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Causes of Tranquilizer addiction

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Tranquilizer addiction: Undiagnosed Conditions

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More information about Tranquilizer addiction

  1. Tranquilizer addiction: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Types
  8. Complications
 

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