Temazepam is a medication prescribed for the short-term treatment of insomnia and other varying sleep disorders. While effective as directed, its habit-forming qualities can lead to addiction if misused.
We aim to shed light on the addictive nature of Temazepam, the potential withdrawal symptoms associated with discontinuation and how you can get treatment at Oasis Bradford.
Why is temazepam addictive?
Many factors contribute to temazepam addiction; some examples include:
- Calming Properties: Temazepam belongs to a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which act on the brain’s central nervous system to produce a calming effect. Its sedative properties induce relaxation and euphoria, appealing to individuals seeking stress relief or escape from emotional distress.
- Tolerance: With regular use, the body quickly builds tolerance to the drug. As a result, higher doses are required to achieve the same desired effect, leading to an increase in intake. It is recommended to use temazepam for short-term relief spanning seven to ten days to avoid dependency.
- Psychological Dependence: Individuals may rely on the drug to cope with daily challenges or anxiety. This reliance on temazepam to manage emotions or induce sleep can lead to addiction.
It is important to note that not everyone who uses temazepam will develop an addiction. Factors such as genetic predisposition, environmental background, and individual susceptibility also play a role in temazepam addiction.
How can I identify signs of temazepam addiction?
Identifying signs of temazepam addiction can be crucial in recognising a problem and getting it resolved early on.
If you suspect a loved one may be struggling with temazepam addiction, watch out for the following signs:
- Taking temazepam in larger amounts or for longer periods than prescribed
- Neglecting responsibilities at work, school or home
- Constantly preoccupied with taking the drug
- Suddenly becoming secretive
- Becoming defensive when behaviour is brought up
- Spending more time at home and avoiding others
- Physical weakness, such as poor balance and blurred vision
It is important to note that relating to one or two listed symptoms doesn’t definitively indicate addiction; however, if you suspect temazepam addiction, it is essential to seek professional help.
When temazepam use is abruptly stopped or majorly reduced, individuals can experience withdrawal symptoms. Symptoms can include rebound insomnia, anxiety, irritability, restlessness, muscle pain, gastrointestinal disturbances and mood swings. To lessen the intensity of temazepam withdrawal symptoms, medical detox is advisable.
Temazepam Detox Timeline
The timeline for a temazepam detox is often as follows:
- Zero to three days: Light temazepam withdrawal symptoms, such as insomnia and discomfort, may occur.
- Four days: Temazepam withdrawal symptoms tend to peak, and individuals may experience depression, mood swings and seizures.
- Seven days: Temazepam withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia, anxiety and fatigue may still exist, but they gradually become more manageable.
If you attempt to detox from temazepam alone, without the support of a medical team, the detox process is likely to be much worse, and you will be unable to identify dangerous withdrawal symptoms.
Temazepam addiction rehab at Oasis Bradford
At Oasis Bradford, we provide enhanced levels of care and treat your addiction by understanding its physical and psychological effects on you whilst you complete your rehab programme.
You are guaranteed dedicated care through our range of therapeutic models, aftercare and supportive staff. Contact our admissions team today if you are ready to get help for your temazepam addiction.