Tranxene Treatment and Rehab
Tranxene is a brand name for Clorazepate (a benzodiazepine medication). Tranxene is prescribed for patients suffering with insomnia and anxiety disorders. The muscle relaxant compounds also mean Tranxene can be used to treat seizures and alcohol withdrawal syndrome.
The active ingredient in Tranxene is clorazepate dipotassium. It has a high risk of abuse and addiction is likely to materialise if you fail to follow your doctor’s orders when taking the medication. Recreational users who abuse Tranxene are at a high risk of addiction because there is no limit in place to determine the appropriate dosage.
Tranxene addiction treatment
Any medication with relaxing compounds can be addictive. Most people who are addicted to benzodiazepines (or ‘benzos’) started out with a prescription for panic attacks, anxiety or stress disorder. In 2016, benzos were the second most common cause of overdose death, according to the American Journal of Public Health.
Tranxene works by enhancing GABA chemicals to slow down specific functions in the brain. It does this by adjusting GABA’s reuptake of neurotransmitters. This helps you relax, stay calm and sleep, as the neurons slow down. The relaxing properties are attractive to individuals with substance use disorder, who are looking to feel the ‘high’ effect induced by benzodiazepines.
Treatment of Tranxene addiction considers every aspect of the individual’s needs – not just the addiction itself. It involves tapering and detox to rid your body of Tranxene, medication to reduce the severity of withdrawal symptoms, behavioural therapy to treat psychological addiction and teach you to change negative habits and thought patterns for positive coping skills that encourage abstinence.
Why treatment for Tranxene abuse and addiction is a necessity
Addiction doesn’t share control. If there’s one thing it does well, it’s to take control from even the seemingly strongest people. All your focus will be on the next dose. You will have no control over your drug use and when you try to quit, painful withdrawal drives you back into the vicious cycle of addiction.
Your relationships with your parents, partner, children, friends and work colleagues suffer when you’re addicted to drugs. You can become more aggressive, violent and absent.
Effectively, you’re there, but not really present in the moment. In some cases, your children and partner – who are supposed to love you – may now fear you.
You may have tried to stop using drugs, but can’t, because addiction alters brain chemistry and reinforces drug usage. The longer you keep using, the harder it is to make the decision to quit. This also impacts on your finances, job and possessions. Your physical, mental and emotional health suffers and it will only get worse in reality.
If you can relate to any of these situations, you need professional help to reverse the damage caused by Tranxene addiction. It’s never too late to seek treatment if you have a desire to get better and live a drug-free life.
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How to help a loved one seek treatment
For most families, the major hurdle is getting a loved one to see the negative impact addiction has had on their lives (and the entire family). You don’t have to wait until your loved one hits rock bottom before helping them get addiction treatment. When you notice signs of addiction, there are certain steps you can take to help them seek treatment.
Understand Tranxene addiction: The first stop on your journey should be joining a support group for families of addicts. You’ll learn all you can about Tranxene addiction and get tips from other families who’ve helped their loved ones seek treatment. The internet is also a valuable knowledge bank. Many rehab centres provide free resources on addictions.
Learn how to approach an addict: Attend Community Reinforcement and Family Training. This teaches family members how to communicate with an addict. Express your concerns with love and empathy. Have no expectations for the sessions. Remain calm, even if they scream. Let them know you’ll be there throughout the recovery process, visiting and attending family therapy all the while.
Consider an interventionist: When you’ve tried talking to them but nothing seems to be working, it’s usually time to stage an intervention. We advise families to hire a professional interventionist to guide the process and prevent proceedings from escalating into violence. An interventionist also increases the odds of success and helps to suggest treatment approaches and a follow-up plan.
Why seek rehab at a treatment centre for Tranxene addiction?
Addiction has a vice-like grip on addicts, making it extremely difficult and dangerous for you to quit on your own. Benefits of rehab treatment include:
- You receive emotional, spiritual and communal benefits. The skills you learn in rehab equip you to live your life in a clear, straightforward manner.
- Treatment helps to rid your body of drugs, face up to your past and correct any wrongdoings. You’ll be able to start the process of rebuilding your self-esteem and personal relationships with others.
- Drug abuse is a complex problem. Most addicts don’t know why they’re abusing a substance, as they just find pleasure and comfort in the habit. Treatment helps you trace the root cause of addiction. By understanding your triggers, you can address them and learn coping strategies to handle such situations positively.
The biggest challenge for an addict isn’t completing treatment, but maintaining life-long abstinence from drugs. That’s something you can’t achieve without some form of professional help or guidance. Aftercare programmes in rehab facilities ensure that substance addiction treatment continues when you rejoin society. You’ll create a relapse prevention plan with the help of your therapist to guide your actions and behaviour post rehab.
Rehab centres feature the best team of doctors, psychiatrists, counsellors, therapists and non-medical staff, whose only goal is to provide guidance and help you stay abstinent. Your team of addiction specialists are on hand 24/7 in rehab. You can access them whenever you need.
What’s Tranxene rehab like?
The process might differ slightly between different facilities, but inpatient rehab always begins with intake and evaluation. On arrival at the rehab centre, you’ll be met by a drug counsellor, who asks targeted questions concerning your history of drug use, medical history, family background and other personal questions. The answers you provide form the basis of your specialised treatment plan. Be open and honest with your answers to maximise treatment efforts.
During intake, they’ll also collect urine and blood samples to determine the quantity of drugs in your system and subsequently formulate your detox plan. If you’re a good fit for the rehab centre in question, your luggage is searched for contraband before you’re assigned a room, usually with another roommate.
Every hour in rehab is structured to optimise recovery goals. You’ll start your day with exercises that promote relaxation and calmness. Yoga, mindful meditation, acupuncture and massage therapy are all good options. After breakfast, you’ll have doctor appointments for medication management, one-on-one therapy sessions, group counselling, family therapy, skills classes, educational sessions and team building exercises.
The length of treatment depends on factors such as the severity of addiction, any potential presence of dual diagnosis, existing medical conditions and other issues that may complicate treatment. Rehab is only completed when you’re officially discharged by your medical team.
Treatment and Therapy Options
Medication management: During detox and rehab, medication is used to manage withdrawal symptoms and mental health disorders. Flumazenil stimulates the upregulation of benzo receptors to GABA receptors and reversal of tolerance. It also reduces feeling of aggression and treats protracted withdrawal symptoms. Bupropion is an antidepressant for managing withdrawal from benzos, while Melatonin helps with insomnia and Pregabalin reduces severity of withdrawal and risk of relapse.
Weaning or tapering: Treatment starts by ridding your system of all drug toxins. The safest method is via the gradual reduction of Tranxene intake. Based on your current usage, a lower dose will be prescribed and continually reduced until you’ve ceased using Tranxene altogether. This process takes a few weeks, depending on the original dosage, severity of addiction and relapse rate.
Behavioural therapy: Most addicts are unable to make positive decisions – even when they see the negative effects of drug abuse on their personal life and general health. Long-term abstinence is the primary goal of addiction treatment. Behavioural therapies help patients swap negative thought processes and actions for positive ones that encourage abstinence. Using behavioural therapies (such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Contingency Management, family therapy and group counselling), patients trace the root cause of their addiction and identify enabling habits, thoughts and emotions. They will also face up to issues relating to those feelings and learn coping strategies that help them effectively tackle life’s problems and difficulties without turning to drug use.
Which to choose: Inpatient vs. outpatient treatment
Both programmes are effective, but inpatient treatment eliminates all temptations and distractions that might trigger relapse. Outpatient programmes are designed for patients who want to attend rehab from home – this may suit you if you have work or family commitments. You will receive the same therapy, medication and skills lessons s inpatients, but you won’t have access to 24/7 care and support.
Inpatient rehab is ideal for patients who’ve abused drugs for a long time, individuals with mental health issues, medical conditions and polydrug use problems, as well as specific demographics like teenagers and LGBT groups. Residential treatment eliminates distractions and triggers, allowing you to fully focus on recovery. Treatment at an inpatient facility generally lasts between 30 and 90 days.
Choosing the best Tranxene rehab centre
A few things to consider when choosing a rehab centre include:
Certification: The first thing to check when looking for a rehab centre is their certification. Addiction is a complex mental illness and treatment should only be handled by certified rehab clinics. Ensure they adhere to international best practice and check to see if they have a programme for your specific addiction.
Treatment strategy: Every rehab facility has its own set of treatment techniques. Do they rush into treatment or first determine the cause of addiction? Do they feature different programmes for different addictions? Do they include family in treatment? How many people are involved in treatment?
Cost: Finances are a major factor when considering rehab. While outpatient care is cheaper, it’s not as structured or regimented as inpatient rehab. Look for a programme within your budget that doesn’t compromise on quality.
Availability of aftercare: Aftercare is an integral part of treatment. The rehab you choose should provide aftercare services to ensure you stay on track after recovery. Aftercare helps patients who’ve just left rehab to implement their relapse prevention plan and follow-up on the skills they learnt in treatment.
Specialised treatment and therapy options
Addiction is different for everyone. Each addict recovering from Tranxene addiction receives an individualised treatment plan, based on the length of drug use, quantity of drugs in your system at intake, polydrug use disorder, family history, assessment of addiction risk factors and medical conditions.
Some groups might thrive or benefit more from specialised rehab centres. They include teenagers, pregnant women, LGBT groups, older citizens and dual diagnosis patients.
Therapies used in treatment can include:
Contingency Management is a behavioural therapy model that focuses on promoting positive behaviour change. It accomplishes this goal by withholding reinforcement when you participate in undesired behaviour and reintroducing reinforcement when you meet recovery goals. The underlying principle of Contingency Management is that behaviours (rewarded or reinforced) are more likely to reoccur, while those that are punished are less likely to occur in the future.
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Addiction is a compulsive repetition of negative behaviour. DBT uses simple, effective strategies to break the vicious cycle of addiction. It is beneficial for patients with poor self-image, PTSD, panic disorder, anxiety disorder, stress, schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. The basic principles of DBT include interpersonal relations, mindfulness, distress tolerance and emotional regulation.
Aftercare and support
Recovery is a life-long pursuit that doesn’t end after you’ve completed rehab. The success of treatment is dependent on an active follow-up care developed in rehab. Continuing aftercare can help to remove the temptation to use drugs after treatment. Services can include alumni accountability, abstinence checks, 12-step meetings, naturopathic clinics, family therapy, group counselling and individual therapy sessions.
Skills taught in your treatment programme will include using physical exercise to reduce stress and relaxation training. You’ll be taught how to apply strategies you learned during rehab to cope with triggers and cravings that entice you to abuse drugs. For example, potential triggers could include attending a birthday party, where there’ll be drugs and alcohol nearby, passing a street corner where you previously bought drugs, or running into an old friend you once shared drugs with.
You’ll work with your counsellor during addiction treatment to create a follow-up plan before you’re discharged from rehab. An aftercare plan helps you continue new habits and interests you picked up in rehab, such as cooking healthy meals and getting sufficient exercise. You might also find the following support services helpful:
Sober living houses (or halfway homes) are live-in facilities for individuals recovering from substance abuse. They are ideal for those who’ve completed rehab, but aren’t yet ready to re-enter society. Sober homes were founded on the need to provide a supportive, safe environment for vulnerable individuals in recovery.
The homes are alcohol and drug-free at all times. Many sober homes offer structured 12-step programmes, random drug tests and other methodologies geared towards lasting recovery from drug addiction. There are mandatory curfews, house chores, group meetings and other activities. You will live in a home with recovering addicts, pay rent and go out to work each day or volunteer.
The 12-step philosophy was introduced by Alcoholic Anonymous. The basic premise is that recovering addicts can help each other maintain abstinence from substance abuse. First, they must accept that healing comes from a higher power. The programme is so effective that it has been adopted by 74% of recovery groups, including Narcotics Anonymous (the recommended support group for Tranxene addicts).
Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery)
For individuals who are uncomfortable with acknowledging a higher power, SMART Recovery is a worthy alternative to 12-step programmes. SMART Recovery is a self-empowerment support group, offering strategies, practical tools and techniques to recovering addicts. The programme encourages participants to consider the cost and dangers of drug use.
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Relapse is a process, not an action. It happens over a period of time, before you actually ‘fall off the wagon’ and take Tranxene. Relapse occurs when you’ve been abstinent from drugs for a while, but use again. It might be a one-time lapse or a binge, where you use repeatedly. Whatever the situation, you can get back on the recovery path with a relapse prevention plan.
Before relapse occurs, there are some warning signs and triggers that manifest. These can include:
Attitude changes: Becoming negative about life. You stop caring about abstinence or attending support group meetings.
Behaviour changes: You relapse into old behaviours, such as arguing with others, visiting bars and hangout spots with friends, even when you’re not drinking. You might also engage in work patterns that stress you out or even begin binge eating.
Change in emotions and thoughts: After you’ve maintained abstinence for a while, you might think you’re fit to handle using drugs again or assume you’re cured, because you’ve completed rehab. This is a dangerous thought that encourages you to relapse into old patterns.
A few tips to prevent a relapse include:
- Recognise that addiction is a life-long disease and the only cure is to stay abstinent for the rest of your life.
- Get a sober buddy or NA sponsor and attend meetings. Addiction isolates, so surround yourself with people with similar goals.
- Create a structured schedule. Idleness is the starting point for relapse, so stay busy. Involve yourself in activities you enjoyed before you started abusing drugs. Volunteer in your local community, start exercising, write in your journal, learn how to cook or read some of the books on your list.
- Fill your mind with positive thoughts. Think of the benefits of abstinence and tell yourself firmly that you’re not going to use drugs. Create a mantra for those difficult days when you’re faced with cravings and triggers. Repeat it out loud in that moment, until you’re past that trigger.
Tranxene treatment costs and payment options
Some people see the cost of rehab as a major roadblock to recovery. In fact, it’s the primary reason why many addicts don’t seek help for addiction. Every rehab has its own set of treatment modalities that affects cost. However, several key factors that determine the cost of rehab include:
- Location: Travelling to rehab is generally more expensive for you and your loved ones. Executive rehab programmes in remote locations (or rehab centres in cities like London and Manchester) will cost more.
- Expertise of staff: Rehabs that have well-qualified, experienced staff charge more for higher quality of care. These expert addiction specialists have tailored most of the traditional therapy techniques to fit your treatment needs.
- Size of programmes: Smaller programmes with a relatively high number of staff are more expensive, because you’ll receive more one-on-one attention from staff, which enhances recovery.
- Type of programme: Luxury/executive programmes with five-star amenities are more expensive than standard rehab programmes.
- Length of rehab stay: The length of rehab stay is determined by the severity of drug addiction, length of drug use, co-occurring disorders, polydrug use problem and any medical conditions. Long-term rehab stays cost more, but are very effective and ensure you stay drug-free after rehab.
There are several options for paying for treatment. If you have private medical insurance, many companies usually cover addiction treatment under your policy.
Ask your insurer if your plan covers full or partial payment. If you don’t have insurance, you can talk with your rehab centre to discuss a plan to spread the payment over a defined period.
Alternatively, you can seek financial help from loved ones or request funding from the NHS. You can also pay for rehab by taking out a home equity loan, paying with your credit card or by using personal funds.
Live a drug-free life again
Many individuals prescribed Tranxene were never told about the addictive side effects of benzodiazepines. When realising they’re dependent on the medication, they refuse to quit because of the fear of withdrawal and rebound effects.
When abused, Tranxene is a dangerous substance that affects the body and mind. Long-term use causes brain damage, impaired memory and increases the risk of liver failure and cancer.
Tapering off on your own is dangerous, because there’s a small difference between normal dosage and overdose. Addiction treatment is your best chance at detoxing without experiencing most of the uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms associated with Tranxene withdrawal syndrome. Professionals are equipped to help you understand negative habits that led to drug use and motivate you to stay sober.
What is Tranxene treatment?
Tranxene treatment is addiction rehabilitation for abusing Tranxene and other benzodiazepines.
What does Tranxene treatment include?
Treatment consists of detox, medication management, behavioural therapies, relapse prevention planning and aftercare programmes.
How long does Tranxene rehab take?
Outpatient programmes last between 10 to 16 weeks. Short-term inpatient rehab programmes usually last 28 to 30 days. Long-term residential rehab can last anywhere from 60 days up to a year.
What types of Tranxene addiction treatment programmes are available?
Options include sober homes, 12-step programmes, medical detox, inpatient rehab and outpatient rehab.
Do I need an inpatient Tranxene rehab facility?
You will need long-term inpatient rehab if you have any mental health issues for which you self-medicated with Tranxene, pre-existing medical conditions, polydrug use disorder, or if you’ve been abusing Tranxene for a long time.
How much does Tranxene treatment cost?
The cost of treatment depends on a number of factors, such as the location of the facility, type of facility, size of programme, number of staff, expertise of staff, number of therapy techniques used during treatment and aftercare programmes.
Are Tranxene rehabs private and confidential?
All rehabs are confidential. Discussions with your medical team and your personal records are protected under doctor-client confidentiality. Staff sign a confidentiality agreement that legally prevents them from sharing your data with non-authorised personnel who are directly involved in your treatment.
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