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Temesta Detox and Withdrawal

Temesta is the brand name for a medication that contains lorazepam. This is a type of benzodiazepine, which doctors use in patients with anxiety disorders. Some patients take the medication for recreational uses because it results in calm feelings and drowsiness. Some use the prescription medication as a recreational drug because it causes the same effects as alcohol.
“Some patients take the medication for recreational uses because it results in calm feelings and drowsiness.”
Doctors also use the medication for those suffering from depression, panic attacks and insomnia. The medication can help an individual fall asleep, and it reduces the number of anxiety attacks and panic attacks a patient has.

When Prescription Medication Becomes a Problem

If you notice you have problems with your medication, you might need help from a Temesta detox center. Centers of this type have workers trained in helping patients stop taking the medication safely. We can pair you with a drug treatment facility in your area that has experience with Temesta addiction. The sooner you get help for yourself or a loved one, the sooner you get on the road to recovery. You can reach us at .

Going Cold Turkey

Cold TurkeyFrom the moment you take Temesta, you begin changing your body chemistry. Your body adjusts to the medication, and it begins viewing the medication as a normal part of its chemistry. When you stop taking the medication, your body has to adjust to the new routine. It might take several weeks until your body stops reacting to the lack of Temesta. A Temesta detox center can help you slowly adjust to the lack of medication in your body.

You might hear people talk about “going cold turkey.” This refers to the process of abruptly stopping medication, which is potentially dangerous. The medication treats anxiety disorders, and if you stop taking the Temesta, you might see an increase in panic attacks. When you stop the medication cold turkey, you can also feel violently ill. If you want to stop taking the medication and you have a prescription from your doctor, you should talk to him or her about slowly reducing the amount of the medication you are taking.

Symptoms of Withdrawal

“…he or she might suffer from some side effects when stopping the medication”
Whether someone takes the medication for recreational purposes or with a doctor’s prescription, he or she might suffer from some side effects when stopping the medication. These side effects might include:

  • Anxious thoughts and feelings
  • Inability to sleep
  • Restless thoughts and feelings
  • Seizures
  • Cold sweats
  • Sensitivity to smell, light and sound
  • Visual and auditory hallucinations
  • Irritable thoughts
  • Depression
  • Loss of appetite
  • Panic attacks
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Drug Detox

Drug DetoxTemesta detox programs can help you get through the withdrawal process safely. Depending on the type of treatment plan you pick, the doctor might offer a safe withdrawal by reducing the size of your dose every day. This gradual detox ensures that your body adjusts to the new dosage easily. You keep taking a smaller dose until you eventually stop using Temesta.

Most Temesta withdrawal treatment facilities offer different types of therapy with this treatment option. You might find that the center offers a 12-step program or group therapy that offers support and help from other recovering addicts. Some centers also use one-on-one therapy where the Temesta user meets alone with a therapist in individual sessions.

Get the Help That You Need

When you reach out to us at , we can help you locate a Temesta withdrawal and addiction treatment facility that offers the type of help you need. We know that the process is difficult, which is why we want to help. We can find the best Temesta detox center for you or a loved one.


  • Those who abuse prescription drugs are more likely to abuse other substances, including alcohol and illegal drugs, according to the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University.
  • The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that nearly 7 million people in the United States misused or abused prescription medications in 2009.

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