While the physical signs of lorazepam addiction are typically noticed first, the mental and psychological effects are most long-lasting. As a benzodiazepine (a psychoactive drug family of depressants) lorazepam can be used to treat anxiety.

Anxiety and other psychological disorders are caused by an excessive amount of nerve activity in the brain.

Lorazepam works by stimulating neurotransmitters that reduce the number of “anxiety messages” traveling across synapses in the brain. When used correctly over a short-period of time lorazepam is helpful in combating panic attacks and similar anxiety-driven disorders. However users should exercise great caution with lorazepam dosing because of the risk of developing a dependency and addiction.
 

Dangers of Lorazepam on the Brain

Your brain is constantly changing. Every bit of information you learn, memory you make and experience you have opens new pathways and expands your cognitive capacity. These changes are natural. Addiction to lorazepam is dangerous, because it chemically changes the makeup of the brain.

This leads to a host of undesired consequences such as the following:
 
  • Development of cravings
  • Long-lasting changes in behavior, mood and personality
  • Destruction of neurons
  • Further drug abuse and/or health complications

 

How Lorazepam Rehabilitation can Help Reverse Addiction and Brain Changes

Brain x-rayBecause addiction carries a stigma of weakness, some lorazepam users try to kick their habit alone. This method is discouraged, because it frequently leads to relapse. Addiction is a complex disease. Just like any other illness the best way to recover is by seeking professional help. Only at a rehab center can a patient find the quality care and programs necessary to effectively reverse lorazepam addiction.

Rehab centers are fully comprehensive programs that target all aspects of addiction including physical, emotional, behavioral and psychological effects.

Programs such as group counseling and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy help the patient recognize, avoid and cope with drug abuse, while motivational incentives, post-rehab communication and supportive peer groups are used to continue the healing process and prevent relapse after rehab.
 

Take the Next Step toward Lorazepam Addiction Recovery

If you or someone you love is struggling with lorazepam addiction, let us help. Our free and confidential recovery helpline is available 24 hours a day to provide you with the information and personal treatment options you need. Save your brain, and save your life. Call 855-808-6212today.


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