Taking modafinil can potentially offer benefits to certain individuals. The stimulant drug modafinil can treat sleep disorders like narcolepsy, and it may also be helpful for people who have varying shift work schedules. However, modafinil can also be highly addictive, and it’s not well-regulated in the United States. Therefore, some clients at Crestview Recovery may benefit from modafinil addiction treatment.
What is Modafinil?
Modafinil is the generic name for a specific type of eugeroic medication. The most popular brand name of the drug is Provigil. The drug is a stimulant, and it works by stimulating the central nervous system.
First and foremost, Modafinil is a drug that discourages sleep. It’s known for keeping users awake and increasing their focus and concentration. It can be beneficial to individuals who struggle with sleep apnea or narcolepsy. Also, it can be helpful to people who work night shifts or who have trouble sleeping well at night.
The Dangers of Modafinil Abuse
Simply taking modafinil doesn’t mean you necessarily have an abuse or addiction problem. It is possible for individuals to take modafinil without these issues. However, there are many cases of modafinil abuse. If abuse or addiction is present, then a modafinil addiction treatment program may be necessary.
Abusing modafinil can lead to a number of side effects. Thankfully, modafinil addiction treatment can start to reduce or even eliminate these symptoms altogether. Some of the possible side effects of modafinil abuse include difficulty sleeping, dizziness, digestive trouble, difficulty breathing or even hallucinations.
Availability and Regulation of Modafinil
Modafinil addiction treatment programs are increasingly necessary because the use of the drug is on the rise. Although it is a controlled substance and a prescription drug, modafinil is relatively easy to obtain.
Many clients mistakenly believe that modafinil is harmless. Some people even compare it to caffeine consumption. This leads to widespread use and increasing availability. In particular, clients buy modafinil illegally over the internet.
Without sufficient regulation, modafinil is easier to obtain. Since it is relatively easy to obtain, users start to think it can’t be too problematic. This creates a dangerous and risky cycle that can often only end thanks to modafinil addiction treatment.
Modafinil and Addiction
Compared to other drugs, modafinil has a low risk of abuse and addiction. However, there are plenty of people who have dependencies on the drug. Relying on modafinil day after day can lead to a chemical dependence, which is another term for addiction.
When people who use modafinil stop using the drug, they tend to struggle through withdrawal symptoms. When this happens, it’s a clear sign of a dependence. Similarly, some users start to take more and more of the drug in order to match their new tolerance for modafinil. Sadly, this can lead to an overdose with incredibly harmful consequences.
Modafinil Addiction Treatment at Crestview Recovery
Modafinil addiction treatment is arguably the best way to combat the abuse of modafinil. If you’re looking for a modafinil addiction treatment program, then Crestview Recovery might be the answer. Whether clients are beginning a heroin addiction treatment program or modafinil addiction treatment, they can expect comprehensive and varied care. Some of the many therapies available to clients include the following:
- 12 step program
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Holistic drug rehab
- Family, group, and individual therapy sessions
Modafinil addiction treatment is the right choice for many clients. If you or someone you care about struggles with modafinil abuse or addiction, then Crestview Recovery in Portland, Oregon, may be able to help. Call 866.262.0531 to learn more about available addiction treatment programs.
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.