Finding Free Lorazepam Rehab Centers
Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine drug normally used to relieve anxiety. While it can be an effective medication for this type of syndrome, the drug is also often abused by individuals hoping to experience its euphoric effects. If you have been misusing lorazepam, you will need safe, effective treatment in a professional rehab center in order to recover. Call 800-564-3865 (Who Answers?) today to learn more about finding free lorazepam rehab centers.
Lorazepam Addiction and Treatment
According to the National Library of Medicine, lorazepam works to relieve anxiety by “slowing activity in the brain to allow for relaxation.” It can cause drowsiness and dizziness as a result, and when taken in larger doses than prescribed, it can cause intense, euphoric effects. This is why lorazepam abuse is such a serious issue, and over time, this type of abuse can lead to addiction.
Unfortunately, many individuals who become addicted to prescription drugs experience professional, personal, and financial troubles caused by their obsession with obtaining and using more of the drug. If this has happened to you, you may feel you will not be able to find treatment that will be safe and effective for your needs and also within your budget. But free and low-cost rehab centers do exist, and you can find help in one of these facilities that is just as effective as the kind of care found in luxury rehab centers.
Where to Get Treatment for Lorazepam Addiction
Benzodiazepines can cause severe withdrawal symptoms, so it is important for someone addicted to them to seek treatment in a professional rehab center. Without this kind of safe, effective care under the supervision of medical professionals, serious symptoms could arise either during withdrawal or as the result of a relapse.
But choosing the right type of rehab center is also important as well. As stated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Some facilities offer substance abuse treatment at no charge or a sliding fee scale based on income and other factors.” This kind of care takes your condition and your budget into account, providing you with evidence-based practices for addiction treatment, including
- Medically assisted detox
- Behavioral therapy
- Drug testing
- HIV prevention and testing
- Help transitioning into aftercare
There is more to choosing the right option for free lorazepam rehab, though, than just finding a facility that offers this type of care. One of the first decisions you will need to make is whether you require inpatient or outpatient treatment.
Inpatient vs. Outpatient
The main differences between inpatient and outpatient care are as follows:
- Inpatient treatment offers 24-hour care while outpatient treatment does not.
- Inpatient centers offer a controlled environment to patients while, once you leave your outpatient center for the day, you will be in an uncontrolled environment again.
- Inpatient centers usually provide individuals with more treatment options, including opportunities for patients to be treated for comorbid disorders simultaneously with their addiction syndromes.
- Outpatient facilities, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, are usually better for those with “jobs or extensive social supports” like a large group of friends or family members that can look after them while they are not in treatment.
In general, the need for inpatient care is based mostly on the severity of the patient’s condition and the type of drug they were abusing. And because lorazepam is a benzodiazepine and can cause dangerous withdrawal symptoms, it can be more effective for you to seek inpatient care, especially early on in your recovery. This can allow you to go through a controlled, medically assisted detox program where you will have 24-hour access to care and be protected from any severe turns your withdrawal syndrome may take.
Types of Free Lorazepam Rehab
When choosing a free rehab program, you should also consider the type of care that may be most effective for you. For example, many nonprofit rehab centers exist where patients are not expected to pay, and the facilities are maintained by donations. These facilities often offer religious or spiritual treatment options as well, which can be effective for some individuals.
Other free rehab centers are government funded, and as such, must meet strict standards in order to receive their funding. These facilities accept patients based on income, family situation, and other important factors. You may also need to consider other variables when choosing a free rehab program.
- Some rehab centers offer completely free care to patients. These facilities can be difficult to find and not everyone qualifies for treatment at one of these programs, but they do exist.
- Other rehab centers may offer partial-free care or a sliding fee scale to patients who can afford to pay a small amount for treatment but not as much as a for-profit rehab center would charge.
Is Free Lorazepam Rehab Right for Me?
Free lorazepam rehab isn’t an option for everyone, but you may need this type of treatment if…
- Your lorazepam abuse has been a serious issue for several months or longer.
- You have never sought professional treatment for your substance use disorder.
- Your income is too low to allow you to afford professional care in a for-profit rehab program.
- You have dependents who are counting on your income, or your family situation is preventing you from paying for addiction treatment in a rehab center.
- You lost your job as a result of your lorazepam addiction.
If any of these issues reflect your current situation, you may qualify for free loreazepam rehab, and you will certainly need low-cost treatment in a professional rehab center. Call 800-564-3865 (Who Answers?) today to find out more about what kind of care you will qualify for and how you can find the best treatment option for your needs.
How Long Is Lorazepam Rehab?
Lorazepam rehab can sometimes last as long as 90 days or more, as this is usually considered the minimum amount of time for an effective addiction treatment program. However, when seeking free treatment, the length of the program can sometimes be much shorter.
Most free rehab programs follow the Minnesota Model, which according to the Journal of Addictive Diseases, involves a 28-day program that is specifically focused on stabilization and detox. After this, most rehab centers of this type will compensate for the shortness of the program by helping patients transition into an aftercare option that will extend treatment benefits.
Signs Lorazepam Rehab Is Necessary
Lorazepam is a dangerous drug and can cause serious problems when abused. If you have been misusing the drug for a long period of time, you are likely to experience some severe effects, which can also be interpreted as signs that rehab is necessary. These can include
- Needing to use the drug every day
- Needing the drug in order to fall asleep, wake up, get through stressful things, etc.
- Experiencing a lessening of the effects caused by the same amount of the drug, also known as tolerance
- Friends and family members showing concern about your substance abuse
- Becoming hostile with your loved ones when they become concerned about your drug abuse
- Hiding the true extent of your drug abuse from your loved ones
- Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when unable to use, which, according to the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, can include
- Physical tremors
- Sleep disturbances
- Feeling that you will not be able to stop using the drug, even if you want to
- Feeling that you are not in control of your substance abuse
- Serious problems in your life caused by your substance abuse such as
- Getting fired or reprimanded at work
- Having a falling out with a friend or loved one
- Getting arrested or experiencing legal issues
- Experiencing financial problems
If you are experiencing or have experienced any of these issues, it is likely that you will need help for your lorazepam addiction and that it will need to be in a professional rehab center. You will need to find the right program for your safe recovery, but it is extremely important that you do not try to go through this on your own.
Insurance & Private Pay Options
Not everyone qualifies for treatment in a free rehab center, as stated previously. The individuals who own these facilities––or the government bodies responsible for them––often want to ensure those who truly need free treatment are the ones getting it. Therefore, there are often strict rules allowing one to qualify for free care. However, there are other options you can utilize to make your treatment program more affordable.
- Insurance: According to SAMHSA, the Affordable Care Act “includes prevention, early intervention, and treatment of mental and/or substance use disorders as an ‘essential health benefit.’” This means all insurance plans sold through the Healthcare Marketplace must at least partially cover this option, and most other privately obtained plans will cover this type of care as well.
- Sliding-fee scale: Some rehab centers that are not government subsidized can still offer care on a sliding-fee scale to patients who need it. Finding this type of treatment can allow you to pay an amount decided upon by you and the facility together and based on your financial situation.
- Financing: Sometimes, your out-of-pocket costs may still be high, even if you utilize your insurance plan. But if you attend a program that allows you to finance your treatment costs, you will be able to pay a certain amount upfront and then the rest in smaller increments over a certain period of time. This can help remove the burden of a large treatment cost.
You don’t have to seek expensive or luxury care if you cannot afford it, and there are many ways to find treatment that suits your needs and your budget, even if you don’t qualify for free care.
Help Finding a Free Lorazepam Treatment Program
We want to help you find the treatment that will best suit your needs and allow you to recover safely from your lorazepam addiction. Call 800-564-3865 (Who Answers?) now to speak with a treatment advisor and to find the help you need.
- Our advisors are available 24-7 to help you find a rehab program that will suit your recovery. They understand the needs of patients looking for help, whether this is the first time you have sought treatment or not.
- When you call, you should have certain information about your needs already available, including
- Your insurance plan and provider information
- Your medical and substance abuse history
- Your income
- A list of your treatment needs (including those that are important but do not directly pertain to your substance use disorder)
- When you talk to your treatment advisor, they will be able to help you
- Find a rehab center that suits your needs and your budget
- Determine whether or not you qualify for free rehab
- Find programs that will accept your insurance
- Answer any questions you may have about treatment and recovery
What Happens After Rehab?
You may not be cured when you leave rehab; most people are not. But the important thing to remember is you now have the tools to help you fight relapse and stay strong in your recovery.
- You may need to choose an aftercare program to help you make the transition into post-rehab life. This can include living in a sober home, attending 12-step meetings, attending booster sessions at your rehab center, or another option.
- You may also want to go into another treatment program once your first program has ended. This can be an especially helpful option if you choose inpatient care and then decide to go through outpatient treatment afterwards.
- While you are in recovery, staying healthy is always a good way to avoid relapse. This means exercising regularly, eating right, and getting plenty of rest.
Life after rehab often takes time and effort to perfect, but you will be able to learn how to maintain a drug-free lifestyle in your rehab program.
Get Help Today
Lorazepam addiction is serious and requires treatment in a rehab center that will take your needs into account, including your budget. Let us help you find free and low-cost options for benzodiazepine addiction treatment today by calling 800-564-3865 (Who Answers?) .