Librium is the brand name for a type of sedative that is used to treat anxiety and symptoms of alcohol withdrawal. It is a type of benzodiazepine that affects the central nervous system. Librium abuse can occur if patients take more than prescribed or take alcohol with it to heighten its effects. Therefore, enrolling in a Librium addiction treatment program is the smart choice for individuals who want help with beating their addiction.
At Crestview Recovery, we support men and women 18 and over who are struggling with addiction to Librium or other prescription medications. Each patient works one-on-one with a certified therapist so they can build trust and open communication and begin the healing process. Patients will then participate in group and private therapy sessions while receiving medication to minimize any symptoms that impede their progress. To learn more about our Librium addiction treatment program, call 866.262.0531 today to speak with our friendly staff.
Understanding Librium Abuse
Librium is the brand name for the drug chlordiazepoxide. It is a type of benzodiazepine that enhances the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), an inhibitory neurotransmitter that reduces the cell’s ability to send and receive messages. This reduces pain, causes drowsiness, and produces an overall calming effect. Librium is often used to reduce fears and anxiety in patients who are preparing for surgery, along with treating common anxiety disorders and alcohol withdrawal.
Librium abuse occurs when patients take more than their doctor prescribes or take the medication with alcohol, cannabis, or other depressants. While it is not as strong as Xanax or other prescription drugs, Librium can still lead to addiction if abused. Some of the side effects of Librium abuse include:
- Severe drowsiness
- Slurred speech
- Slow breathing/heart rate
- Changes in mood and behavior
- Poor coordination
- Stomach pain
- Loss of appetite
At Crestview Recovery, we are well aware of the dangers of Librium addiction and teach our patients and their families about the harm they are causing. While there is no cure for addiction, there are several treatment programs available to teach patients how to manage their symptoms and triggers.
Treating Librium Addiction
Treatment for Librium abuse is available to individuals who are ready to accept help for their addiction recovery and lead a sober and healthy lifestyle. They learn healthy coping skills for managing their symptoms and triggers while discovering the power within them to make positive changes.
Treatment for Librium abuse involves several types of treatment:
One of the top treatment methods for addiction and other mental health disorders is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). Therapists work with patients to uncover the root cause behind the addiction and begin processing those feelings without causing any negative feelings or behaviors. Patients will also participate in group and private therapy sessions using CBT and other types of behavioral therapies.
Yoga, meditation, and other mindfulness techniques are very beneficial in treating addiction. Patients will learn new ways to cope with their feelings through group nature walks, creative writing, painting/drawing, singing and dancing, animal-assisted therapy, and other types of holistic therapies.
To reduce the common withdrawal symptoms and cravings of drug addiction, patients will receive medication to reduce these symptoms and focus on their recovery. Medical staff will administer specific dosages for each patient and will make adjustments to find the right combination for maximum relief. Patients can also receive medications to reduce symptoms of depression and anxiety, which are common with substance use.
Addiction affects parents, siblings, spouses, and children, and including them in the recovery process increases patients’ ability to maintain their sobriety. All family members will have a chance to talk with a certified therapist about any negative feelings or frustrations so they can move on and begin to heal. In fact, family therapy can restore broken relationships and help create a safe and sober home environment.
Librium Addiction Treatment Program at Crestview Recovery
A Librium addiction treatment program offers a safe way to get through the painful withdrawal symptoms of addiction recovery with fewer risks of relapse. Patients will develop healthy coping skills and gain a healthy outlook on their future.
Librium abuse is treatable when you enroll in Crestview Recovery’s Librium addiction treatment program in Portland. During admissions, we run a full assessment of your physical and mental health to tailor your treatment experience. Programs will include a variety of treatment options, such as:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Trauma-informed therapy
- Group and individual therapy
- Medication-assisted treatment
Since 2016, Dr. Merle Williamson, a graduate of Oregon Health Sciences University, has been the Medical Director at Crestview Recovery, bringing a rich background in addiction medicine from his time at Hazelden Treatment Center. He oversees outpatient drug and alcohol treatments, providing medical care, setting policies, detox protocols, and quality assurance measures. Before specializing in addiction medicine, he spent 25 years in anesthesiology, serving as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente. This experience gives him a unique perspective on treating prescription drug addiction.